Vikings fans take over Rocky Steps with Skol Chant in Philadelphia

Celebrities Show Their Support for the Eagles

Celebrities Show Their Support for the Eagles

Philadelphia can look forward to facing New England in Super Bowl 52 on February 4.

It's only fitting that it is the defense that has carried them to this point.

The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday (Monday AEDT) in the NFC Championship Game at the Lincoln Financial Field.

The Patriots were the first of the two teams to advance to the Super Bowl on Sunday with their 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in the AFC Championship game.

Oddsmakers at the William Hill chain also made the Patriots a 9-2 favorite to win next year's Super Bowl in Atlanta, followed by the Eagles at 17-2.

Foles, who struggled in the last two regular-season games, completed passes in a variety of ways on Sunday.

"They just beat us, man, " Robison said. "But we're going to pack our bags and head to Minneapolis". The matchup of young vs. old would have made for excellent drama in this Super Bowl. Despite being the NFC's No. 1 seed, the Eagles have embraced the role of underdog. Nick Foles might be good enough to win the Eagles their first National Football League title since 1960. He was also sacked three times in total.

The strip sack was recovered by veteran Chris Long and the Eagles defense stood tall.

Nick Foles came up big for the Eagles.

Patrick Robinson scored the first Eagles touchdown when he picked off a pass and returned it 50 yards to tie it at 7 with 6:26 left in the first quarter. The win over the Saints seemed to be an indication that all of that playoff heartbreak - 1987, 1998, 2009, 2015 - might have disappeared. What separated this performance was the takeaways.

This isn't the boldest of predictions given who will be starting at quarterback for both teams, but Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Thielen will both outperform the Eagles players at that position.

"I think the Vikings have the advantage", said Mark Butterline.

"When you've got the No. 1 defense coming in statistically, obviously, it fires us up", Cox said.

"We always have that mindset every week, and we got to go out there and prove it every week", Graham said. The offense had its way with one of the NFL's top units, while the defense found its footing and shut down a prolific passing game after a shaky opening drive.

The players involved in those two tide-turning moments - Long, Robinson and Barnett - speak to the kind of offseason executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and the rest of the front office had. Pederson has been outstanding as a play-caller/designer, the defensive line should dominate the Vikings' O-line, and the combination of Brian Dawkins and the Roots should overflow the Linc with juice.

Foles silenced his critics with a fantastic effort. John Harbaugh, who won the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, served as special teams coordinator and as a defensive backs coach under Reid with the Eagles for almost a decade before being hired by the Ravens in 2008.

Recommended News

  • Jaguars collapse seals Patriots' 10th trip to Super Bowl

    Jaguars collapse seals Patriots' 10th trip to Super Bowl

    As announced on Saturday, Tom Brady starts for the Patriots, who have no real surprises on their team's inactive players list. Brady threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes to help his team overcome a 20-10 fourth quarter deficit.
    The kids were starved. The dogs were well-fed

    The kids were starved. The dogs were well-fed

    The siblings were described as "malnourished" and underweight, and told authorities they were "starving" when they were found. Medina says he was disturbed to learn about allegations of what he characterized as "horrific violence" in the home.
    Trump's doctor has

    Trump's doctor has "no concerns" about US President's health

    He gets plenty of exercise on the golf course and at the White House complex, the president told Reuters on Wednesday. As far as he knows, Jackson said this is the first time a doctor has performed a cognitive assessment on a president.
  • India must be hard on themselves: Kohli

    India must be hard on themselves: Kohli

    To win a Test match you need 20 wickets and we have taken 20 wickets. "Of course, they can bounce back". We know it's definitely going to be the quickest and the one with the most bounce.
    North Korea: Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet the 'spasm of a lunatic'

    North Korea: Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet the 'spasm of a lunatic'

    Kim said the Olympics could provide a reason for officials from the neighbours "to meet in the near future". The main venues for the Games are just 80 kilometres from the heavily fortified border.
    Congress scrambles to avert government shutdown

    Congress scrambles to avert government shutdown

    Unless they come up with something else. "What other choice do have this week", asked New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur. "And there is no way in the world to fix this problem without dealing with the DACA issue".
  • Government To Shut Down After Band-Aid Funding Falls Off

    Government To Shut Down After Band-Aid Funding Falls Off

    The rejection of the funding bill by the Senate meant many government services would close down until the budget was agreed upon. Just 50 votes were secured in the end, with five Republicans voting against the bill while five Democrats voted for it.

    What happens to bitcoin now after the plunge?

    There's nothing to guarantee that, just as massive crashes like the one we just witnessed can't be anticipated. Other digital currencies, such as ripple , also attempted to recover much of their losses Thursday.
    India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4

    India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 4

    Resuming play on Day 5, South Africa had India on the mat, and Pujara and Parthiv were expected to weather the early storm. India collected those three wickets in the space of six overs and for just 19 runs.
  • Scientists Inch Closer to Detecting Cancers With a Blood Test

    Scientists Inch Closer to Detecting Cancers With a Blood Test

    The team studied 1,005 patients who had been diagnosed with stage I to III cancers, as well as 850 healthy control individuals. The test they developed - dubbed CancerSEEK - examines the levels of 8 proteins and the presence of mutations in 16 genes.
    Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

    Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

    He gets lower marks on tax policy (38 percent), immigration (34 percent) and the situation with North Korea (34 percent). The president had his share of victories and setbacks amid a backdrop of Twitter storms and, at times , raging rhetoric.
    Diaz: DACA deal trades dreamers for Trump's wall, and I blame Democrats

    Diaz: DACA deal trades dreamers for Trump's wall, and I blame Democrats

    Why do Democrats oppose the rule of law? The bill put forward by the House would fund the government until February 16. Corey Stewart, a pro-Trump Republican Senate candidate in Virginia, said Trump is picking the right battle.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.