We’re having a “What if?” theme week here at SB Nation that involves looking back at some of the biggest hypothetical situations in sports. BGN is going to have some entries of our own in this series but for now I want to direct your attention to a “What if?” scenario from New Orleans Saints blog Canal Street Chronicles that involves the Philadelphia Eagles. The following comes from an article titled: “What if the Minneapolis Miracle never happened?”
The Saints almost certainly would have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Title Game if the Minneapolis Miracle didn’t happen. In the immortal words of Alvin Kamara: “We’d beat the s—t out of the Eagles cause we was rolling.” The Saints were rolling at the time, having erased a 17 point deficit at halftime only to lose to the football gods for the first of three straight years.
Most impacted by this lack of “Miracle” would be the city of Philadelphia. The Eagles would be denied their first Super Bowl in franchise history and the world would be denied what was a far superior highlight in the Philly Special. The Jacksonville Jaguars would have saved $88 million by not signing Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, and the world would have been denied Minshew Mania during the 2019 season. The New England Patriots would have saved face by losing to the all-time passing yardage leader Drew Brees rather than someone who is currently backing up Mitch Trubisky.
Lol. We’re still doing this?
The Saints, who clearly failed to “beat the shit” out of Case Keenum’s Vikings in the divisional round, were definitely going to come to Philly and blow out the eventual Super Bowl LII champs? It’s a foregone conclusion the Saints would’ve beaten an Eagles team that trounced Minnesota by a score of 38 to 7 in the 2018 NFC Championship Game?
Let’s see what a couple members of the 2017 Eagles had to say on the matter:
I’ve only got one thing left to share: