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Why Jaguars, Vikings are best of freaky options for Super Bowl matchup

19 January 2018

Foles underthrew the long pass to Torrey Smith to start the divisional playoff game, but a pass interference call gave the Eagles a 42-yard gain to the Falcons 25. Although he was not part of Vikings teams that won the NFC North in 2015, started 5-0 in 2016 and reached the NFC Championship Game (and counting) in 2017, Jennings has kept tabs on his old fans.

"No I wasn't aware of a flow chart", Vikings quarterback Case Keenum said when asked about a flow chart that charts how he and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles got to this game. "So good job to all of you guys who predicted that".

MARK TURGEON: He really has a great grasp of our offense, who's hot, you know, where to go.

Ertz may have come up clutch late on Sunday, but it wasn't his most productive game.

Two years after his magical 27-touchdown, two-interception season with the Eagles, he started 11 games for the Rams, didn't play very well, and was benched, replaced ironically enough, by the guy who will be quarterbacking the other team in Sunday's game, Case Keenum.

The Vikings (14-3) advanced following a thrilling 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

"They watched the film of the Eagles, and that gets them focused pretty quick", Zimmer said.

"As a defensive player, when you have the No. 1 defense coming in, obviously you're fired up", Cox said.

Diggs, breakout star Adam Thielen (19), Jarius Wright (17) and even journeyman Michael Floyd (18) can make plays, though the big confrontations will be Thielen and Diggs against CBs Jalen Mills (31) and Ronald Darby (41). But I really think that he's confident and we're confident in him. They could pick up Bortles' fifth year for a $19 million option - or look elsewhere in free agency. I'll give the Minnesota defense credit as being good but that's about it. He had a 100.1 passer rating. Wide receiver Adam Thielen, whose precise route running is one of his strengths, knows what they are in for at Lincoln Financial Field-but he will be prepared.

"I talked a lot to my wife, and I just remember saying a prayer", Foles said.

Bradford only played half of a season with the Rams, having torn his ACL during a Week 7 game, which sidelined him throughout the second half of 2013 and all of the 2014 season.

The Minnesota D limited opponents to just 3.6 yards per rush and 83.6 yards rushing per game.

Mike Dixon, who is neither a fan, but is a fan of football stated nearly the same thing that has been repeated since Foles has taken over as the QB and that is he has to be careful not to dial up plays to his first read.

What this likely means for the Vikings is a healthy dose of Jerick McKinnon.

When Doug Pederson was hired as one of seven new National Football League head coaches before the 2016 season, he certainly didn't seem like the Eagles' first choice. "They do a great job in the running game, the schemes. I think they understand the task we have at hand and the opportunity that we may have as well".

-Eagles second-year left tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai will have his work cut out for him Sunday when he goes up against Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. He was not bad last week, generally speaking, but his offensive line helped out a lot.

The Vikings are in search of their first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1976 season - Super Bowl XI.

Even with all the time in the world, the pass-heavy Eagles still have to be mindful of the Vikings' secondary. It's hard to key in on one thing or the other.

Romo unabashedly said the Eagles have a legitimate shot at winning the Super Bowl in a final four that pits the Jaguars against Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and the Eagles against the Vikings.

Leading the Patriots to their seventh straight appearance in the AFC Championship Game, Brady's playoff experience dwarfs that of the remaining quarterbacks. We've had so many things go on, so many guys step up, so many injuries - the guys who have been injured have done an fantastic job of staying around the building and doing a huge job of being the heartbeat of this team.