If the Minnesota Miracle never happened, the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game by a score of 38 to 7 never would’ve happened.
Instead, the Eagles would’ve played the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field in late January. One Saints player is very confident his team would’ve won that game ... with ease. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Saints running back Alvin Kamara had the following to say. Bold emphasis is mine:
Kamara says he got over the game fairly quickly but was frustrated to see the Vikings allow 38 unanswered points in a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots two weeks later in Super Bowl 52.
”We’d beat the shit out of [the Eagles] cause we was rolling,” Kamara says. “If we won [versus Minnesota], I knew nobody was gonna stop us cause we came all the way back.”
Yeah, OK. Your team couldn’t get past the Divisional Round, but they definitely would’ve blown out the eventual Super Bowl champions. On the road in Philadelphia. Sure thing.
If only the Saints had ‘beaten the shit’ out of the Vikings, they would’ve had a chance at the Eagles. But they didn’t.
I don’t know why Kamara would feel the need to give the Eagles some extra motivation to beat the Saints when the two teams play in New Orleans this season, but I’m pretty sure he just did.
November 18. Circle your calendars.