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An Eagles victory would send them to the Super Bowl in Minnesota in two weeks where they would face the victor of the AFC Championship Game on Sunday pitting the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots against Jacksonville. Just like the Vikings' thrilling win last week over the Saints, one play would decide whether Minnesota would advance in the postseason.

A win would mean the Vikings are going to the Super Bowl for the first time in 41 years. The game will pit two of the top defenses in the National Football League against quarterbacks who were not expected to be thrust into action but have managed to keep their teams' hopes alive. Minnesota has lost its past five conference title games, which is the most such losses without a win in the past 40 years, according to ESPN Stats & Information. On the touchdown drive early in the second quarter, Philadelphia faced third-and-3 from the Falcons 24.

That means playing with a clean slate and leaving nothing on the field in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Eagles take on the Vikings on Sunday night in the NFC Championship Game, with the victor earning a trip to Super Bowl LII to face either the Patriots or Jaguars.

In turn, two of the league's top defenses will look to pressure the opposing quarterback.

"I always make jokes: I feel like my brother gets a little bit of the advantage as far as who the family roots for, because he's the first born", Eric said. In addition, on passes that travel 20 yards or more through the air, Foles' completion percentage is just 13.3, and his passer rating is 13.8.

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It seems fitting, then, that all the blood, sweat and tears shed this season, the fates of two tortured franchises fall heavily on the shoulders of two afterthought quarterbacks and friends, Foles and Keenum. His passer rating when the pocket is kept clean, however, is 107.8.

Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon vs. Eagles defensive line.

Murray and McKinnon combined for 107 scrimmage yards last week against the Saints.

Both "Train" and "Jet" scored touchdowns in last week's win while accumulating 50 and 34 yards along the ground, respectively.

Philadelphia allowed 79 rushing yards on 10 carries by Tevin Coleman last week, but limited Devonta Freeman to seven yards on 10 carries. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor is making big plays on a consistent basis and Alshon Jeffery is revitalised - his matchup with All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes is certainly one to watch. After all, the Eagles averaged 132.2 yards per game on the ground during the regular season, but that number fell sharply in the weeks since Carson Wentz went down. The Vikings No. 1 defence is very well balanced, and the Eagles No. 4 "D" is outstanding at home, with the help of the loud Philly fanatics. With starter Allen Hurns also missing significant time, the Jags offense has often been forced to rely heavily on unproven youngsters like Leonard Fournette and Keelan Cole, who led the team in rushing and receiving, respectively.


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