NFC Championship Game Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The day after How Doug Pederson helped get the Eagles to within a game of the Super Bowl

The day after How Doug Pederson helped get the Eagles to within a game of the Super Bowl

The Eagles, rest assured, will use that last play as an example of over-coaching.

Though Reich said he's happy working with the Eagles, he didn't rule out a run at being a head coach.

"I think, like last week, we need to get in a rhythm". But at the same time, it's going to be extremely tough for the brother that doesn't make it. "It was great awareness by Diggs".

Will Stein who is a Vikings' fan stated that the Vikings have a good chance to go to the Superbowl if they play mistake free and let the game come to them.

At the start of the National Football League season, did you predict a Case Keenum/Nick Foles matchup in the 2018 NFC Championship game?

Fans may forget the name of Saints rookie safety Marcus Williams, but not the play.

The Vikings are used to playing outdoors in similar field conditions in Chicago and Green Bay and have multiple options of cleats they could wear. What comes around, goes around, right? "But there have been a bunch of plays that have come up. This team has to stay focused and do what we have been doing all year which is playing together and going out and dominating". "And then they were times when it was a little bit longer situation, and we have executed and done a nice job". There's different ways to teach players.

"We will see on Sunday", Schwartz said. The Vikings and Saints' game ended on a last-second touchdown to Stefon Diggs to send the Vikings to Philadelphia to play for the NFC Championship. Wide receiver Jarius Wright was the only other wide receiver to catch a pass, catching three for 56 yards. Elliott has made 39 of his 42 extra point attempts this season, and has been 12-of-13 on field goal attempts of at least 40 yards including 5-of-6 from 50 yards, highlighted by his 61-yard try to beat the New York Giants earlier in the season. "I've been overly aggressive catching balls I normally wouldn't catch", Barner said. The throw went only 28 yards. "Just kind of felt real good about our game plan, and we've got to do the same thing again this week".

Against the Falcons, the Eagles turned the ball over on a punt recovery when the football touched Bryan Braman while blocking an Atlanta player on coverage. This past weekend, for what it's worth, the Eagles defense performed better their average numbers, giving up 281 yards and just 10 points to the Atlanta Falcons. They've just overcome everything and have really, really helped their teams get to this position. For Diggs, this was the most-important conversation he had with anyone about that game-winning play. They last reached the Super Bowl in the 1976 season behind quarterback Fran Tarkenton and the "Purple People Eaters" defense.

Both backup quarterbacks have reliable targets in the passing game, but with Malcolm Jenkins, Ronald Darby, Xavier Rhodes, Harrison Smith and a whole cast of characters swarming in both secondaries, it will be hard for each to develop a rhythm. "But you never know. I learned a lot from the emotions I felt, to how I handled it, to how I prepared, and (that's) something I am continuing to apply to this next game". "I love Coach's calls". It means the world to me.

It's one thing for Barner being smart on punt return duty. It becomes stranger still when you consider all the dominoes that had to fall to even make this unlikely matchup possible.

An anxious Saints fan holds his head as he looks watches the game at Walk On's Bistreaux and Bar on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

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