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- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 22, 2018,
Jan 22, 2018, 10:24
Super Bowl win or loss, the Vikings would have made history. "They took care of the football and we didn't", said Keenum (28-of-48, 271 yards, TD, INT). He took over for the injured Carson Wentz in week 14.
The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2004, off the back of a masterful and dominant offensive display behind backup quarterback Nick Foles. That scoring drive was aided by two big penalties on the Jaguars defense of which one was an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit by Jacksonville safety Barry Church on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. He tied the franchise record for TD passes in a playoff game. The biggest thing in our locker room is we believe in one another. I'm blessed to have wonderful teammates, incredible coaches. "Everyone here that's a part of the Philadelphia Eagles organization is first-class".
The same could not be said of a Minnesota unit that had ranked first in the National Football League in both scoring and total defense during the regular season. "We know going into this game that whoever's defense plays better is gonna win the game", Fletcher Cox told the media at Thursday's presser.
This now marks the third time in four seasons that the Patriots have made it to the Super Bowl.
"I'm so proud of our players", Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. "The resilience this group of men has is unequaled". "But we didn't play good enough to win".
There was no stopping Robinson or the Eagles after his score. "The brawl got so out of control that six horses were called to the scene in an attempt to control the crowd", per Eagles reporter Elliot Shorr-Park.
Turnovers, something Minnesota rarely committed with an NFC-low 14 during the season, hurt again and not only ended a solid drive, but set up more Philly points.
What if Case Keenum goes down?
The Vikings had a chance to cut into the lead, but Keenum was sacked by Derek Barnett on third-and-5 from the Philadelphia 16 late in the first half and fumbled. That touchdown put the Eagles ahead 31-7 with 10:05 left in the third quarter and the game was essentially over at that point.
"Words can't describe what I feel right now", Foles said. I love how they go about their business.
Rich Hofmann: In what feels like another toss-up game, Nick Foles stays in the general rhythm he got into during the second half last week. That means that the Vikings will start preparing for next season while the Eagles and Patriots start planning for the Super Bowl in two weeks. That is an incredible feat from three players on the same side. Both finished first and second, respectively, in tackles for their team.
On the offense, the Vikings are stacked with talent.
They then followed that chant up with "We Want Brady", in reference to the matchup that awaits in the Super Bowl.
They committed just one penalty and turned over the ball just once on Sunday.
"We didn't check that last box", Thielen said.