Betting Action Split for Vikings vs. Eagles NFC Championship Game 1/16/18


In four games with Foles running the show, the Eagles are averaging 277 yards a game.

- Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum threw for 318 yards last week, the fourth most he has ever thrown for in a single game.

After a thrilling victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday Night, if you are still not a believer in this team than you do not believe in destiny.

That's a pretty tangled trajectory, even in the comparatively small pond of the National Football League, one that becomes even more remarkable when one considers that Bradford was activated from injured reserve this month to be Keenum's backup during the postseason, and that Foles and Keenum have remained close since meeting in St. Louis. On the other hand, Sunday's game will mark the Patriots' seventh straight AFC Championship Game appearance, a remarkable run not likely to be matched in some of our lifetimes.

The Vikings are in search of their first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1976 season - Super Bowl XI.

Last weekend, the Vikings stunned the New Orleans Saints with a last-second touchdown to advance to the team's first NFC Championship Game since the 2009 season. The company is working hand-in-hand with Philadelphia Eagle's Offensive Lineman Lane Johnson to print T-Shirts that read: "Home Dogs Gonna Eat".

Once again, it is not hard to understand why.

"The guys are going to motivate themselves just based on what they have done and heard for the last month of football". Of Coleman's 10 carries, six of them were outside the tackles and gained 61 yards. At the end of the first half, it looked like the Vikings were going to rout the Saints, and that was due in large part to the defense.

With that, here is how I am going to grade the offense, defense, and special teams from Sunday's Divisional Round win. The key will be keeping Case Keenum from getting on the same page with Kyle Rudolph, Adam Thielen, and Stefon Diggs. The Falcons would eventually end the season with a 10-6 record, which was good enough to get them a spot in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.

If they can't get to him, the Eagles may be in trouble. For me, when you win a playoff game and you beat a team you're an underdog to, and you beat Matt Ryan and Nick Foles played well, I think you deserve it.

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"They can do things to adjust", right guard Brandon Brooks said, "but if you run the ball well, it can be tough".

Philadelphia's best shot is to withstand the onslaught for the first three-quarters of the game.

A insane fourth quarter saw the lead switch hands three times before the last 30 seconds, with the Saints looking on course for a huge comeback win. But it will have to be real close.

The Vikings (14-3) advanced following a thrilling 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

So, there is a chance.

Someday, of course, Foles and Keenum will hang out and reminisce about one of the more unlikely stories in conference title game history. Atlanta's offense has been lackluster this season while the Vikings offense has been explosive.

And while they no longer share the same team colors, Keenum and Foles share a high level of confidence in their abilities and their current roles as starting quarterbacks.

He's completed at least 70 percent of his throws in eight games and threw multiple interceptions (2) just twice.

The Eagles gave up more points to playoff teams in the regular season, but they had the better defensive effort in the divisional round.

By contrast, if Foles and Keenum are able to connect with their receivers, extend drives with third-down conversions and set up a touchdown or two, you'll be in fantastic shape with the risky over bet. When under pressure, Foles' passer rating was a paltry 23.8 in hist last four games.