Vikings request trademark for Minneapolis Miracle

Dec 18 2016 Glendale AZ USA New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 18 2016 Glendale AZ USA New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 48-41. Mandatory Credit Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Two more stout defenses will be featured in the NFC Championship, which kicks off at 5:40 p.m. on FOX. And of the teams left in this year's playoff field, none had lost a higher percentage of playoff games they were favored to win.

Per the National Football League, the Vikings and Eagles are the only two franchises to have winning records in the Super Bowl era without a Super Bowl victory.

Playing at home, in cold (if not frozen) conditions, the Eagles will certainly be in this game.

Eric had his best season with 136 tackles to lead the team for the third straight time, nine passes defended and one interception return for a touchdown. Part of the reason that Keenum was able to put up these numbers was because the Vikings have numerous receiving weapons at his disposal. Diggs comes down with the ball.

Philly's challenges include protecting QB Nick Foles (9), who's not almost as creative or elusive as Carson Wentz was.

It's called the "Minnesota Miracle" and we've seen the replay two, 10, er...100 times. The 23 touchdowns they gave up defensively was the lowest total in the league in four years.

If I'm a Jags fan, that's what would scare me the most. After a shaky first half, Foles hit his stride in the second half.

The only other meeting in the playoffs between the Eagles and Vikings also ended with an Eagles' victory. Safety Harrison Smith and Rhodes are All-Pros.

Meanwhile, the day before in Philly, the Eagles needed only one touchdown and 15 points to dethrone the defending NFC champion Falcons.

Of course, he's shown he's pretty good at that. They rank first in run defense and fourth in scoring defense, however their main weakness is in the passing defense.

Football purists will agree either divisional playoff weekend or the Sunday conference title games comprise the best football weekend of the year - and this Sunday's AFC and NFC title games have a chance to be special.

Eagles' head coach Doug Pederson was very impressed with Graham's play.

Does one insane, unbelievable play exorcise the demons of Drew Pearson, Darrin Nelson, Gary Anderson, Brett Favre, and Blair Walsh? But I believe this Vikings team is more talented across the board.

"I do think it will be the Vikings against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but I don't care who he roots for because for me it's all about the Vikings". The Eagles beat the Vikings in the wildcard round that year, 26-14. "Kind of try and thank him prior to the game, him and God", Diggs said, "and try and keep that thing going". Since Foles took over, the Eagles have a yards-per-play differential of -0.58.

Devyn Stordahl, of La Crosse, Wis., says he "bleeds purple and gold" and has 11,000 likes on his Die Hard Vikings Fan page on Facebook.

For Foles to have success, running backs Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount will have to get moving downfield.

The Patriots defense has allowed 18.2 points and 344.5 yards per game, while Jaguars' offense averages 26.2 points and 358.8 yards per game. "He's got the running game that's been helping him take a lot of pressure off of him".

Sendejo was injured late in last week's game against the Saints. Long story short, the Eagles' offense has been stagnant because of Foles. I think the Eagles win, 19-13, with Jake Elliot kicking four field goals.

The Eagles defense will have another tough battle ahead of it. If he gets down on himself early, the Vikings defense will eat him alive.

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