Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles: Who will win the NFC Championship?

Doug Pederson's Preseason Comparison Doesn't Look So Ridiculous Now

Doug Pederson's Preseason Comparison Doesn't Look So Ridiculous Now

Then there were four, and three of them are Blake Bortles, Nick Foles and Case Keenum.

We'll ignore the fact that he floundered with the Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams.

"We've just got to keep doing what we've been doing", Pederson said.

You can argue that Carson Wentz did most of the work for the Philadelphia Eagles this season and you wouldn't be wrong. Bradford traded to Vikings. And when Bradford was sidelined by injury this season, Keenum was tabbed as their new starter. Foles, back in Philly as a backup, replaces injured Wentz.

Keenum and Foles have spoken frequently in recent months. No one saw this coming, probably not even Keenum himself. The Eagles were third (32.2). And Keenum, well, who knows what's going to happen and where it's going to happen for this soon-to-be free agent.

So who would Foles be to argue? And they are starting to believe. "It was the first playoff game in Tennessee history". Yes, it was the Miracle in Minneapolis.

The play been replayed a few times over the last week. Led by Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, along with tight end Kyle Rudolph, Keenum had no shortage of players to distribute the ball to. The Saints safety dives past him with his head down and knocks over his own teammate.

Stop if you've heard this before: Team wins divisional round game on miraculous finish, then has to go on the road to play at the No. 1 seed the following week. Tom Brady? No. Joe Montana? Brett Favre is second at 15.

Yes, it was Foles, Nick Foles.

New Orleans did manage to score 24 points in the second half of its playoff game against Minnesota, so perhaps there's some weakness the Eagles can exploit. The Vikings put "Bring It Home" towels on every seat for the game against the Saints. That means to win just $100, you'd have to pony up two grand. In total, Vikings fans have donated more than $200,000 to the foundation in less than a week.

As he prepares for the biggest game of his six-year career, Sunday's NFC title game against the Minnesota Vikings, Foles couldn't help but point to that 2016 season with Reid as a career-defining moment - one that has helped him to this very day. They're both experienced, they've won games, they've played tough opponents, they've won games against tough opponents. Both teams were undefeated against common opponents except for the Vikings loss to the Panthers.

"A couple of younger guys came up and they were in their gear and I said it's only a game and he said I know and we just fist bumped it's all good", said Barnes. The first was Kurt Warner, who led the St. Louis Rams to the crown in 2000.

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