NFC Championship Breakdown: The Secondary

Old Gruden QB Camp clip about Vikings' Case Keenum is very accurate

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings haven't won a NFC title game since the 1976 season, where they lost to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI.

"Both the Vikings and Eagles are built for low-scoring showdowns, but the Eagles running game and aggressiveness on fourth downs will give them an edge in a game where every point is precious", he said. Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey has made the bold prediction that Jacksonville is going to the Super Bowl.

And if the Eagles find a way to win?

But now that we've talked about all that history, let's talk about the game itself.

For the Eagles, on defense they have to force the Vikings to abandon the run game early and keep the Vikings in third and long. The Eagles' Fletcher Cox was sensational against Atlanta last weekend, and is complemented by Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett and Chris Long.

The Eagles running game is a three-headed hydra that combines elusiveness (Corey Clement), brute force (LeGarrette Blount) and the best of both in Londoner Jay Ajayi. That won't be the same case this week against a Vikings defense that's among the better tackling teams in the NFL.

"I think it's a mistake if you take anything we've ever done in the past and translate it to what we're doing now", left tackle Nate Solder says. This is just what the Eagles need from the backup quarterback. But Doug Pederson's Eagles - the NFL's leading ball-control attack - remained committed on the ground vs. Atlanta (32 carries) and surely will again against Minnesota's run "D" (No. 5 in yards per rush), anchored by Linval Joseph but possibly without run-stuffing NT Shamar Stephen.

It kept the Eagles from being one-dimensional, Ertz, the tight end, said. I'm particularly sick of hearing about the mistreatment of a really bad Santa Claus decades ago. At the time when we played him previous year, he was a pretty young quarterback.




Alas, the "Minneapolis Miracle" pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs that gave the Vikings a stunning 29-24 victory over New Orleans also cost the Miller Park Zoo harbor seal a clean sweep.

Keenum, who was the NFL's 12th rated passer, has been efficient. He's hot now as he has completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 3547 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions. "We talk about (playing) complementary football", Priefer said.

"I didn't see a lot of movement from too many people, so I just kind of said, 'All right, I'll go, '" Morstead said.

The Eagles' secondary exceeded expectations this season, but they are simply not on the same level as the Vikings' defensive backs. Stick to the short, high-percentage passing game and hopefully get some much needed help from the run game. Dog masks and all. That means to win just $100, you'd have to pony up two grand.

We can track how I'm doing against FiveThirtyEight and Vegas. At the end of the day, respect is not given, we gotta go out and take it like we've been doing all year.

"I feel like every person goes through moments in their life where it's a big decision moment".

While Minnesota travel agents are warning Vikings fans headed to Philadelphia for Sunday's NFC title game to leave their purple at home to avoid confrontations with angry Eagles fans, Philly cops are preparing for bedlam following the game.

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