A battle of former Rams QB ended with a blowout. The Eagles are heading to the superbowl to face the New England Patriots who won the AFC championship in a great comeback.
In a suffocating defense that caused three turnovers by Case Keenum and a Nick Foles who had an almost perfect day by throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns, the Eagles beat the Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game.
The Vikings, went to Philadelphia with the intention of becoming the first team in history to play the Super Bowl in their own stadium, started on the right foot when Keenum connected with Kyle Rudolph in a pass of 25 yards for a touchdown on his first series.
From that moment on, the Eagles’ defense took control of the game and with an incessant pressure on the line of scrimmage ended in the pick six to Keenum. After that, Vikings offense desapeared from the game. And they recieved 38 unanswered points.
LeGarrette Blount ended Philadelphia’s next attack with an 11-yard touchdown run to increase the advantage on the board. Jake Elliott hit a 38-yard field goal when the clock expired in the second quarter to increase Philadelphia’s lead.
In the third quarter, already with the defense in control of the game, Foles connected with Torrey Smith in a career cheating move (Flea Flicker) for a 41-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that put the scoreboard 31-7 .
Foles completed 26 of 33 passes for a rating of 141.3. Keenum threw for 271 yards after completing 28 of 48 passes.
The Eagles will play the third Super Bowl in their history, while the Vikings extended to six their losing streak in NFC Championship Games.
The best defensive teams in the NFL lose yesterday. The Jaguars and the Vikings. would be interesting the game in the superbowl for defensive teams. Can Philadelphia Eagles defense can stop Patriots offense? In particular in the 4th quarter?
The defense and a good perfromance of Nick Foles would be the key for victory in two weeks. Otherwise we will be announcing a sixth superbowl ring for the Patriots.