Get ready Philly fans – your Eagles will be flying high to Minnesota in two weeks for Super Bowl LII.
For the third time in their franchise history, the Eagles will be playing in the Super Bowl, looking for their first NFL Championship, but it won’t be easy by any means.
The Eagles will take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 4th in Minnesota, this after topping the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in the NFC Title Game 38-7.
The game against the Patriots will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX back on February 6, 2005, a game won by the Patriots 24-21, a game remembered for Donovan McNabb getting sick in the huddle, and wide out Terrell Owens playing on a badly injured ankle.
Sunday’s win over the Vikings again saw an unlikely hero, as backup QB Nick Foles was outstanding, hitting on 26-of-33 passes for 352 yards and three scores, not making a mistake all night.
The quarterback was amazing in outplaying Vikings QB Case Keenum, the hero of last weeks final play win over the New Orleans Saints.
The Eagles defense made it a long day for Keenum, as they collected a pick six to tie the game, and overall held him to 28-of-48 passing for 271 yards with two picks and one sack.
The game was put away in the late second quarter, as already up 14-7 the Eagles hit a huge play, as Foles found Alshon Jeffrey for a 53-yard score to give Philly a 21-7 lead.
They then got a Jake Elliott 38-yard field goal on the final play of the half, as the wrapped up 10 points in the final 1:09 of the half, putting them up for good and leading the game 24-7.
They put any comeback hopes of the Vikings away as Torrey Smith pulled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Foles with 10:05 to play in the third quarter to extend the lead to 31-7.
The Eagles D made life miserable for the Vikings after allowing an opening drive score, and never let the Vikings score again, holding them to 25 minutes time of possession.
They put up 456 total yards against a stingy Vikings D, holding Minnesota to 333 yards in the blowout win.
Now the team will have a few days to rest before they get ready to take on Brady and the Patriots, a team that no one will think they can beat, but then again nothing has been easy for them this season whatsoever, so why start now?
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