Philadelphia Sports Day

SUPER BOWL! UNDERDOG EAGLES HEAD TO MINNESOTA FOR REMATCH

Nick Foles and the Eagles’ defense.

They did it again.

The underdog Eagles dominated a game nearly from start to finish on both sides of the ball as they trounced the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday night.

Now the Birds will head to Minnesota for a rematch with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII Feb. 4. The Patriots nipped the Eagles, 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX on Feb. 6, 2005. It will be their third appearance in the game as they debuted in 1981 against Oakland.

Foles had another stellar outing as he completed 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagle’ defense harassed Vikings’ quarterback Case Keenum all evening, and they also limited the Vikings’ running game to 70 yards and recorded three turnovers. Minnesota went silent after scoring on its opening drive.

Philadelphia responded when Patrick Robinson returned an interception across and up the field 50 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, and the Eagles rolled to a 24-7 halftime lead.

Jay Ajayi got the Birds’ running game in motion as he accounted for 73 of their 110 yards on the ground. Zach Ertz also had a great night as he caught eight balls for 93 yards.

 

 

 

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