Instant Observations from Eagles' 38-7 win over Vikings
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 22, 2018,
Jan 22, 2018, 11:35
In all seriousness, it was a pretty special season for the Vikings, who had to deal with so many injuries to even get to the NFC Championship Game.
The Philadelphia Eagles split it wide open, finding flaws and openings in a unit that carried the Vikings to a 13-3 regular-season record and a renewed hope that this season would be different than so many others.
Philadelphia can look forward to facing New England in Super Bowl 52 on February 4.
Foles, who took over for the injured Carson Wentz in Week 14, lit up the Vikings' top-ranked scoring defense to the tune of 352 yards, three touchdowns and a 141.4 passer rating on 26-of-33 passing.
Former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky said Long is the one player on Philadelphia's defense that he would be concerned with most because "he never stops".
There has been plenty of talk lately about the status of Foles' elbow. Keenum finally had an opportunity this season with a strong defense behind him to prove he's not destined backup material.
City crews dubbed the "Crisco Cops" spent Sunday morning greasing light poles around Philadelphia' Center City neighborhood to prevent Eagles' fans from climbing up after the game if the birds pull out a win and a trip to the Super Bowl.
For Tennessee's all-time sacks leader, a Super Bowl has always been the goal.
Have 1,957 rushing yards in 16 games (122.3 YPG) in '17; NFL-low 1,205 rushing yards (75.3 YPG) in '16.
"Yeah, I mean, it's going to be hard watching those guys come to Minnesota and play in our stadium when we were so close", Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph said. Ertz was free seemingly all night and finished with eight catches for 93 yards. The Eagles added receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, traded for defensive tackle Tim Jernigan and signed Long before giving Blount a one-year deal in May. Patrick Robinson's insane 50-yard interception set the tone for what would a relentlessly dominate game. Derek Barnett is a rookie defensive end.
NJ.com posted photos of a bloody man who they say was an Eagles fan and was fighting with police officers.
After the defense held, Philadelphia stayed aggressive and ended the first half with a 38-yard field goal by Jake Elliott as time expired for a 24-7 halftime lead.
Jacksonville punted on its next two possessions, and Amendola returned the second for 20 yards to give New England the ball at the Jaguars 30-yard line, down 20-17, with just under five minutes remaining.
It was late in the second quarter when he held the ball, held the ball, held the ball, kept his eyes downfield and escaped Vikings grabbing and clutching at him.