The Vikings advanced by defeating the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round by a final score of 29 to 24. The Saints were able to rally from a 17-0 deficit but Minnesota won due to a missed tackle on the last play of the game! That was nuts.
They have to be the hardest to forecast. On one hand, they have a killer defense — a physically imposing unit built for January and especially threatening to any offense that resembles Monday’s Nick Foles blunder. Their offensive weapons, namely Adam Thielen over the middle, are pesky, too. On the other hand, is Case Keenum, the guy who looked only so-so at cold Lambeau Field vs. Green Bay, really going to show up in the playoffs? Get after him, and maybe things change. The Vikes seem like the most complete NFC playoff team, albeit with one of the lowest ceilings.
These two teams last met in the 2016 regular season. The Eagles beat the Vikings in Philadelphia by a final score of 21 to 10.
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But not before a Nick Foles vs. Case Keenum NFC Championship Game.