KSTP'S Chris Long Finds Philadelphia Fans Getting Ready For Sunday

Monday, 22 Jan, 2018

The Vikings had the best defense in the league on third down allowing 25.2 per cent conversions.

Fans and Super Bowl volunteers alike are ready and hoping for a win in Philadelphia this Sunday.

Bortles is easily the most bullied and abused quarterback playing this weekend. That's a insane number.

The Vikings needed a miracle last weekend to stay alive.

Fran Duffy: First, I'd have to say it's most important to run the football.

If you would have told me they were going to be in the NFC Championship Game without Carson Wentz, Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles, Chris Maragos and Caleb Sturgis, I would have told you that you were insane.

"We've got a bunch of fighters on this team", Zimmer said.

Just as everyone predicted in August, the Patriots will host the Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game, while the Eagles meet the Vikings in the NFC. Those would be my three keys to victory.

Foles will confront a carnivorous defense that Bud Grant's old Purple People Eaters would have admired, and Keenum won't be able to count on some epic last-second magic against an indefatigable defense that the late Chuck Bednarik and Reggie White would have applauded. The Eagles D-line - particularly Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham - are beasts. Both are excellent route runners with exceptional hands. Force him to work his craft inside the confines of a tight pocket. Defensive end Brandon Graham had an excellent season and cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills are solid.

"Our team never wavered, defense did an fantastic job, special teams", Foles said. The lost possession due to the special teams miscue against Atlanta led to the Falcons' only touchdown.

Will there be a score in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half?

Games are now worth 30 multiplied points a game.

If anyone claims to be sure of this, then they should be examined. He's been impressed all season by the play of both the defensive and offensive lines, and he has particular affection for head coach Doug Pederson, who he's gotten to know through his close friendship with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. This average is up 62% since Philly's victory over the Falcons and is the most expensive Conference Championship game TicketIQ has ever tracked.

This has been a season of steadily declining television ratings for the NFL. If Tipson is out, which now seems likely, it will be an even greater challenge for the Jaguars to stop Gronkowski. He won't take it to the house, but he's a short-yardage threat who moves the chains. The Jags' best asset may not have as much value this week. Eagles have the run game advantage.

At the start of the season, many were unsure what to make of the Eagles and few predicted an NFC East title.

Taking away his fandom would be taking away a part of Vogel's identity. The pair spent its first draft pick together on a bruising running back in Fournette, its second on a road-grading left tackle in Cam Robinson and its seventh on a fullback in Marquez Williams. If he can perform at or above that level against the Vikings, the Eagles have a chance to survive and advance. Minnesota knows all about Ertz and will try to limit his freedom. While that is true, let's break it down even further to accommodate the conditions that are going to be going on down at the Linc this Sunday. In fact, Cunningham might be his favorite Eagle of all time. From a pure matchup standpoint, I think the battle between Ertz and safety Harrison Smith as well as linebacker Anthony Barr will be fun to watch. At one point, quarterback Nick Foles threw an interception. I don't think Case Keenum can handle what he's about to face Sunday afternoon. This does not look good. Three of the four teams still alive feature quarterbacks that would not be considered "top tier".

Diggs said he had a couple important conversations about the catch - with his mom, who told him she nearly had a heart attack, and his younger brothers, including Trevon Diggs, a cornerback who won a national title with the University of Alabama last week.

"We've got to make Nick Foles win the game", Griffen said. Minnesota has not been to the Super Bowl since 1977 and is 0-4 in them. "There is a survival reason that we do that, but basically (today), it's one way that humans prepare themselves for inevitable disappointment, thinking that it won't be as bad if they're prepared". If they feel he needs more carries. he will get more carries. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!