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If Eagles win on Sunday, Philly congressman will have to eat Spam

19 January 2018

On Monday, the Philadelphia Police Department told business owners in Philadelphia to take precautions before the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

That's just one spin of a unique quarterback carousel that'll be on display when Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) host Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) in the NFC championship game Sunday. Quarterback Nick Foles took over as the quarterback and produced one of the most efficient performances ever. As backups for their new teams to start this season, they couldn't help but succeed after accepting battlefield promotions.

As much as the missed opportunities frustrated Pederson, he seemed encouraged Thursday to hear that Ertz brought red zone offense up when the tight end spoke to reporters.

"The quick, short passing game obviously can help, the running game can help", Pederson said. It's been a wild ride this season. According to the National Football League, that's the worst winning percentage (.091) of any team versus one opponent (minimum 10 games) during that span. I really focus on that.

I think there is a chance they could break a few up the middle. That's the strength of our team.

In the 2017 offseason, Foles returned to Philadelphia-this time, with the clear plan to serve as the backup to Carson Wentz, the number two overall pick in the 2016 draft. So you're not playing just for yourself.

The Eagles got to Atlanta's 19-yard line midway through the third quarter when Jay Ajayi's first-down rushing attempt went for no gain and Foles fired back-to-back incompletions to halt the drive. But the Eagles came back in the game twice, shutting down the high-flying Falcon offense for a 15-10 win. After Bradford was injured, all Keenum did was pass for more than 3,500 yards, win 12 games against just 3 losses and lead the Vikings to the #2 seed in the NFC. Minnesota and Philadelphia rank first and fourht in the league, respectively-both in yards and points allowed.

On the flip side the match up between Case Keenum and the Eagles defense should be as essential to this game as the Eagles defense has a huge confidence boost holding Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons to just ten points.

Yup. Seems odd two years later the two journeymen quarterbacks will be trying to get their respective teams to Super Bowl LII, which is set for February 4 in Minneapolis.

Diggs has been the talk of the football world since he caught a high-arcing pass from Keenum at the Saints' 34 and ran untouched down the right sideline at U.S. Bank Stadium after safety Marcus Williams whiffed on a tackle. On Sunday, he'll have to do the same to Nick Foles, who found himself starting for the Eagles after Wentz tore his ACL late in the season. They all have winning records away from that organization. Then, it's a matter of taking what they give, which when Foles has been at his best, isn't much.

Goff was as historically bad in 2016 (0-7, five TDs, seven interceptions, 63.6 passer rating) as he was good under 33-year-old rookie head coach Sean McVay this season (11-4, 28 TDs, seven interceptions, 8.0 yards per attempt, 100.5 passer rating), leading the Rams to the NFC West crown.

But not any of his failed quarterbacks. Played in three games with one start.

Wisniewski says Philadelphia's offensive improvement throughout the game reflected a growing comfort level between Foles and his blockers. We've faced some tremendous defensive ends this year.

"Me and Chris were talking, and everybody's calling us underdogs, so hey, let's go get us a dog mask", Johnson said. We were around each other every day.

But like most things in life, just when you think things couldn't be better, they get better.