Eagles beat Falcons, will host NFC Championship Game

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The Eagles may be down their starting quarterback, but they’re one home win away from the Super Bowl.

Philadelphia defeated Atlanta 15-10 in a divisional playoff game today, and the Eagles will host the winner of tomorrow’s Saints-Vikings game with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

It was a back-and-forth battle that went down to the final minute, when a Matt Ryan pass to Julio Jones fell incomplete in the end zone on fourth down. That was Atlanta’s final chance, and Philadelphia just had to run out the final 54 seconds on offense to win the game.

Nick Foles, the Eagles’ starting quarterback since Carson Wentz was lost for the season with a knee injury, was far from great, but he was competent enough to help the Eagles win. Foles finished the game 23-for-30 for 246 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions.

Ryan was OK for the Falcons, but they needed him to be more than just OK. He finished 22-for-36 for 210 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions. Tevin Coleman had a good game for Atlanta, but Devonta Freeman did not.

The Eagles were underdogs against the Falcons and may be underdogs again next week against either the Vikings or Saints. But they showed today that they can beat a good team in a big game, even without Wentz. Now they have to do it one more time to get to the Super Bowl.

170 responses to “Eagles beat Falcons, will host NFC Championship Game

  1. Foles and Eagles are pathetic! does anyone really want this team facing pats in the superbowl! Vikes/Saints winner at least has a good chance but Eagles don’t stand a chance! Foles is trash

  2. Matty Ice nneds to learn to tuck and run… OMG, had that been Prescott, Newton, Wilson… game over. But no matter, Eagles can’t beat Brees/Saints lol

  3. Iggles gutted one out and deserve the win and deserve a game at home to get to the big game ,,going forward I would just like to say these field crews have done terrible jobs in all the games of keeping these fields up to standards

  4. To secure their 3rd SB win in 4 years and first dynasty, New England beat Philly in Jacksonville. Could it be that to secure their 3rd SB in 4 years for their second dynasty, New England will have to beat Philly in Minnesota?

  5. I wish they would ban trolls once in awhile. Heck of a game by the Eagles defense and by Foles looking dialed in after a shaky start.

    The Eagles should have confidence going into next week, no matter who they play, that they can win with Foles.

  6. Very boring game. Foles won’t beat the Vikes or Aints next week. Both of those offenses will move the ball all day against fhat defense.

  7. Neither of these two teams looked talented enough to win a championship game.

    Winner of Saints/Vikings will be the NFC SB representative.

    (Unless something very strange happens.)

  8. Not taking one thing away from the iggles that’s a great win and playoff wins don’t need to be pretty ,but can I say one thing it wasn’t clear to me how the Falcons could lose that Super Bowl last year ,,,,,now it is !

  9. Wentz is still an MVP.

    Credit to Doug Pederson for checking his ego at the door and letting Foles basically run the Chip Kelly blur offense in the 2nd half. Stopped trying to force a round peg into the square hole.

    As for the last play from ATL; personally I thought they were killing us on the edge sweep with Coleman so I thought they’d at least try that once, but hard to kill them too much for running the biggest play of their season for Julio Jones.

  10. “The Vikings are drooling watching that fiasco. See you soon giggles”

    Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….

  11. First Atlanta doesn’t secure a SB win by kicking a FG to make it a 2 score game with limited time remaining, and now this performance. Hate to say it, but it’s time to fire Quinn, for his decision making skills and common sense are very lacking.

  12. Falcons choke again. Horrible play calling with goal-to-go. Should have run at least twice. Almost as epic of a fail as the Super Bowl.

    Hope these lackey refs are done for the season. Eagles mugged the Falcons in the end zone and no flags. Terrible all around.

    Not looking forward to watching the NFC championship on that junk turf in Philly, might as well be at the old Vet.

  13. terripet says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    Coaching is so bad

    agree , WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND would try 3 passing plays with 1st an goal on the 9 .
    OHHH a FALCONS COACH WOULD …. only 1 word to describe him….. IDIOT

  14. TheBloomer0069 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    VIKINGS win 27-7. SKOL 🙂

    Absolutely POSITIVELY no possible way Minnesota scores 27 points.
    They won’t even APPROACH 20 pts.
    Not a chance in this or any other lifetime next Sunday.
    Zero.

    Print that. Three inch letters. NO CHANCE

    EVERY SINGLE POINT Atlanta scored was off of a turnover. Every. Single. One.

  15. All of you people commenting are sleeping on the Saints. They will put a 40 burger on the Vikings and same on the Eagles. So unless either of them can score 41 they won’t be playing in the SB.

  16. Season on the line. You’re on the 10 yard line. 1:15 left in the game.You have 2 timeouts. Your opponent has two timeouts left. Your “go-to” plays in a must score situation are:

    1. Low percentage fade with a corner playing 8 yards off
    2. Some ridiculous underhand throw to a running back nobody has ever heard of
    3. Finally a slant to pick up yards and force your opponent to burn a timeout
    4. A rollout to cut the field in half and have only one option to pass to

    Sarkasian should have been fired before the confetti hit the turf. Atrocious.

  17. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Very boring game. Foles won’t beat the Vikes or Aints next week. Both of those offenses will move the ball all day against fhat defense.

    Because…ya know…you’re always right…….

    Tell me how many points Atlanta scored WITHOUT a turnover. Matter of fact, name me a scoring drive or a scoring OPPORTUNITY that Atlanta had without a turnover.

    Because, ya know….you’re always right.

  18. Vikings fan here, and I think the Eagles should be proud of getting through today’s game with a win!

    Who cares if you’re playing the Saints or the Vikings next week? Enjoy your time of proving nearly every so called expert out the wrong!

    So what if it wasn’t a great game… I assure you that I’d take a 6-3 victory tomorrow if it was offered!

    The Eagles have defied the odds since Wentz went down, and I for one congratulate you for today’s performance.

  19. It amazes me how overconfident so many Vikings fans are considering the plethora of playoff disappointment throughout their history . They are looking past both the Saints and Eagles with most of their roster not even sniffing a playoff win in their life . Hate to face Brees next Sunday but I might have to root for the saints

  20. Regassert6 says:

    Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….

    —-

    And Philly scored a whopping 15 points on Atlanta’s defense, who isn’t even in the same universe as Minnesota’s defense.

  21. They couldn’t counter Foles’ run/pass option? Even Collinsworth could see that all you had to do was notice if Foles was using one or two hands on the ball. One hand, it’s a run. Two hands, it’s a pass. They call that a ‘tell’ in poker. It was plain as day, yet it burned the Falcons repeatedly.

    Not impressed by either team. NO or the Vikings will steam-roll Philly.

  22. Regassert6 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    “The Vikings are drooling watching that fiasco. See you soon giggles”

    Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….
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    Sorry to disappoint you, but the Vikes Offense is better than Atlanta’s. And if your team plays ours next week, your offense won’t put up more than 7 points on our defense. In fact, the Vikes defense would have more sacks than your team has points.

  23. Regassert6 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    “The Vikings are drooling watching that fiasco. See you soon giggles”

    Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….

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    I recall the Vikings beating Atlanta a month or so ago. In order for that to happen, Vikings offense must have scored more points than falcons offense.

  24. jimillinois says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    Cake walk for Vikings they will destroy eagles!

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    What makes you think the Vikings will get the chance?

  25. arealisticpackerfan says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Regassert6 says:

    Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….

    —-

    And Philly scored a whopping 15 points on Atlanta’s defense, who isn’t even in the same universe as Minnesota’s defense.

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    Just like the Purples scored 14 on them in their win. Someone has selective amnesia.

  26. cabosan1978 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm
    Vikings beating the Eagles??? Seriously?? The Saints are gonna lay a beatdown in that glass dollhouse they call a football stadium
    ______________________________________

    Please try not to be jealous of other people because they have nice things… there’s a good chap.

  27. TheBisonCometh says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Very boring game. Foles won’t beat the Vikes or Aints next week. Both of those offenses will move the ball all day against fhat defense.

    Because…ya know…you’re always right…….

    Tell me how many points Atlanta scored WITHOUT a turnover. Matter of fact, name me a scoring drive or a scoring OPPORTUNITY that Atlanta had without a turnover.

    Because, ya know….you’re always right.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Lmao. The Vikings and Saints have more options to move the offense against that defense. Atlanta has absolutely nowhere near the pass rush the Vikings have, which means Foles would be on his back.

    So, ya know….I am right.

  28. Regassert6 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    “The Vikings are drooling watching that fiasco. See you soon giggles”

    Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Sorry to disappoint you, but the Vikes Offense is better than Atlanta’s. And if your team plays ours next week, your offense won’t put up more than 7 points on our defense. In fact, the Vikes defense would have more sacks than your team has points.

    Because…ya know…..that Case Keenum and Minny State MANKATO SUPER DUPER HALL OF FAME member Adam Thelein are beast gamers.

    I love Vikes fans. It’s like they have created this alternate reality for themselves. Hilarious.

  29. smitty113 wrote after the Falcons’ first score:
    The Eagles are done already. Please check back in 3 hours to see how this post ages and you will find it is my cousin vinny – dead on balls accurate.
    ==

    You said to come back, so here I am.
    Looks like somebody’s crystal balls are dead.

  30. Doug Pederson now joins luminaries like Ray Rhodes and Richie Kotite as Eagles coaches with more playoff wins than Buddy Ryan

  31. tremoluxman says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    They couldn’t counter Foles’ run/pass option? Even Collinsworth could see that all you had to do was notice if Foles was using one or two hands on the ball. One hand, it’s a run. Two hands, it’s a pass. They call that a ‘tell’ in poker. It was plain as day, yet it burned the Falcons repeatedly.

    ——————–

    You are incorrect and apparently misheard Collingsworth. The difference between a called handoff and run/pass option handoff was two hands on the ball. The two hands were there in case he decided to pass it. I believe they said during the broadcast that Foles was approx. 50% pass/ 50% run on those plays but the run/pass option plays all start the same, a two handed handoff motion.

  32. Sorry to disappoint you, but the Vikes Offense is better than Atlanta’s. And if your team plays ours next week, your offense won’t put up more than 7 points on our defense. In fact, the Vikes defense would have more sacks than your team has points.

    LOL….this slappy is hilarious. His boys play 6 games against QBs named Mitch Trubisky, Brett Hundley, and that PERENNIAL gamer BEAST Matt Stafford and they allow 9 less tds passing. That’s the only area they are better than this defense. Check the facts.

  33. “Eagles are 1 and done” “Matty Ice will crush the iggles” “Philly has NO shot” “Foles is trash”.

    HEH HEH HEH HEH….who’s moving on…who had the better game throwing….who had a 100.1 Passer rating despite a cold and windy game….See all you trolls next week once we know who we’re playing in SB 52.
    FLY EAGLES….FLY !!!!
    *You “Experts” crack me up!

  34. Just like the Purples scored 14 on them in their win. Someone has selective amnesia.

    Yep, and Atlanta scoring a whopping 9 points.

    At home.

    With the Vikings running out the clock. A 5 point lead for them is equivalent to a 24 point lead for the eagles.

  35. Glad to see the Falcons out of the playoffs. Philly is going to lose to the winner of the Vikes/Saints — be happy you made it to the playoffs Philly fans!

  36. Road to the Super Bowl goes through Philly!!! All you haters can say what you want but can’t change the facts!! Eagles are undefeated in Philly this season when we play our starters. Talk is cheap see ya at the Linc! Can’t Wait!!!!!!!

  37. arealisticpackerfan says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Just like the Purples scored 14 on them in their win. Someone has selective amnesia.

    Yep, and Atlanta scoring a whopping 9 points.

    At home.

    With the Vikings running out the clock. A 5 point lead for them is equivalent to a 24 point lead for the eagles.

    And? Vikings scored 14. That’s the whole point. With a backup QB. Same circumstance. Road or home, doesn’t matter. Game was in a dome.

    Facts. Atlanta doesn’t SCORE A SINGLE POINT without a turnover. In fact, the only TD was scored off of a fluke turnover on special teams, deflected off the FOOT of an engaged blocker. One. Single. Point. Swallow that. Goes down easy if you let it.

  38. TheBloomer0069 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    VIKINGS win 27-7. SKOL

    **************

    They have to beat the Saints – a much hotter team – tomorrow.

  39. Wonder how many of these same people saying the Eagles have no shot next week were saying the same thing this week.

  40. With the Vikings running out the clock. A 5 point lead for them is equivalent to a 24 point lead for the eagles.

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    Seriously, these Central fans and their arrogance is hilarious. Then again, I’m not surprised.

  41. Sloppy game, but good win in a number of ways for Eagles…defense played great and Foles seemed to look pretty good after a while.

    Side note: what’s up with Vikings fans? They all trash talk as if their team has had more than 2 good seasons in the last decade.

  42. Can we take a moment of silence and acknowledge how terribly bad collinsworth is as a commentator.. how could he possibly debate that he was unsure if Sanu’s catch was incomplete. Holy hell, if that wasn’t obvious to him not sure what else is.. and this is just one of the many many cases where he is unsure. Is it for tv?

  43. Love how the narrative changes when convenient. A day ago Atlanta was back and it would be an easy win. The Falcons defense was playing great and they shut down the high flying Rams offense. The offense with Ryan and Jones was back so it would be an easy win for the Falcons. The Eagles defense absolutely throttled Atlanta so now the Eagles only won because Atlanta stinks and it was an “ugly game” by “two bad teams”. LOL. Go away trolls. Both Saints and Vikings fans are now wondering what they are in for next week.

  44. Harry Singleton says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Wonder how many of these same people saying the Eagles have no shot next week were saying the same thing this week

    Harry, are you really surprised? Especially the Purples. They are absolutely HYSTERICAL. Before this afternoon, they haven’t W O N a playoff game just as long as the Eagles and they are so “VASTLY” superior than everyone else, just because the Super Bowl is played in their back yard. Seriously? Guess what? They aren’t .

  45. Well as a long time suffering Nikes fan I for one do NOT expect and easy win either tomorrow at home or next week on the road IF we even win . Playoff football is a strange animal and the better team often does not win .

  46. cookerduff123 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Sloppy game, but good win in a number of ways for Eagles…defense played great and Foles seemed to look pretty good after a while.

    Side note: what’s up with Vikings fans? They all trash talk as if their team has had more than 2 good seasons in the last decade.

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    Or a playoff win. You can’t make this up.

  47. The Vikings crowd ALSO think they have an AWESOME QB situation… they’d persuade me a bit more if they understood reality better.

  48. So Foles was “far from great” when he was 23-30 with more yards than Ryan at 22-36 with only one TD? Okay. I think any Eagle fan would say that if they could get that from Foles every week in the playoffs, they’re fine with it because that team goes as far as their defense takes them anyway, even when Wentz was healthy.

  49. realfootballfan says:
    January 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    So Foles was “far from great” when he was 23-30 with more yards than Ryan at 22-36 with only one TD? Okay. I think any Eagle fan would say that if they could get that from Foles every week in the playoffs, they’re fine with it because that team goes as far as their defense takes them anyway, even when Wentz was healthy.

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    Yeah….because those 33 passing tds in 13 games…that didn’t matter. At all. LOL

    At least be accurate with your smack. Foles isn’t Wentz. There were a number of throws that Ryan made that Foles wouldn’t have the stones to make…at least not yet. Certainly not in the first half. But he started a playoff game before. In the same stadium. And left with the field with the same circumstance; With the lead. Took a while to get going…but when he did, the offense was confident and moving the ball.

  50. detroitfanatic says:
    January 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    That was a fun game to watch… For that My Pillow guy. Good gracious, I got a great nap in that snooze fest.
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    I mean …you do get some sleep at this time of year, right? Plenty of time!

    Being a Lions fan and all……

  51. I guess I was watching a different game. To say that Foles, “was competent enough to help the Eagles win,” is a huge insult. Adjai fumbled; Blount fumbled; the decoy ran into the exchange and Foles recovered the fumble and advanced the ball (though not a touchdown). Foles completed 67% of his passes. Philly won as a team with Foles as their leader. The outcome may not fit the predictions of the talking heads but Philly showed the grit of their team, city and quarterback. The fans now have an ascending team they can call their own with pride, a franchise QB recovering from an injury and a future Super Bowl champion. Regardless of how it turns out next week, well done Mr. Lurie and GM Roseman. You gambled on Wentz, Foles and Pederson – and won. You’re now playing with house money.

  52. All these Eagles fans hyped, dreaming about that 1st ring. Good for them, you need something to feel good about when you live in a city Philly.

  53. My God I wish I could shut these so called “fellow” Vikings fans mouths! As a life long Vikings fan, who was born in 1975, it makes me just cringe when I read some of the Viking fans posts I’ve been reading.I KNOW better than to talk smack in the playoffs when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings. I’ve learned, reluctantly, having watched this team make the playoffs 18 times (yes EIGHTEEN) since the first time I can remember watching them in the playoffs, WAY back in 1982.

    I’ve seen them make the playoffs in; 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, & 2017 (TBD), and every single year it ended the same way. Oh some years were more epically disappointing than others, but eventually, after that much losing and disappointment, one just starts to live by the montra;

    “Zero expectations equal zero disappointments!”

    Now I keep seeing, younger or defiant older fans or ignorant arrogant fans who don’t seem to get it… Yes, this teams defense very well could be historically good (truly historic defenses prove it in the playoffs), BUT so were ALL of the defenses that went to the SB in the ’70’s. And, YES defense wins championships, but I’ve seen some REALLY good to great defenses go to the playoffs in the late ’80’s and early to mid ’90’s for the Vikings that had Hall of Fame players on it mind you… Guess where that ended up for them???

    I read these “Vikings fans” talking smack and it makes me cringe, because I’ve got to tell you the absolute truth; until this team is holding the Lombardi Trophy, I will NOT believe they “will” win it, but I’ll cheer my @#* off for them! Unfortunately, I truly believe it’s just a matter of time for them to… Lose again in the playoffs. Seeing it happen… EIGHTEEN times will do that to a person. A rational person at least.

    So just shut the “bleep” up!!

    -signed a concerned Vikings fan

    BTW, that’s a good win Philly! ANY win in the playoffs is a GOOD WIN!

  54. cobrala2 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    The Vikings crowd ALSO think they have an AWESOME QB situation… they’d persuade me a bit more if they understood reality better.

  55. Please win tomorrow Minnesota so you can come to Philly and earn your long awaited beatdown. You ain’t winning in Philly baby. LETS GO

  56. cobrala2 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    The Vikings crowd ALSO think they have an AWESOME QB situation… they’d persuade me a bit more if they understood reality better.

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    In what reality ( other than the Purple Reality) is an “awesome” QB situation, when there isn’t a single QB on their roster under contract for next season?

  57. Philadelphia actually matches up VERY well against the AFC teams. The Falcons were the biggest threat for Philly due to the size of the WR’s and their run game. NO is the next toughest game. If, big IF we get to the Super Bowl Id much rather face NE as Brady would not fare well against our defense if they show up.

  58. Ugh what an ugly game. I’ve been saying the falcons were overrated since they got destroyed by NE and almost lost to Tampa.

    And the eagles won’t beat any of the afc teams left even if they make the Super Bowl.

  59. Packer fans, who do you play this week? You’re clogging this thread with your usual trolls so you obviously must be playing a game this week. In fact, didn’t your president guarantee a championship in the Vikings house?

  60. TheBisonCometh ,

    What smack? I was criticizing how Foles’ performance was characterized in this write-up, and if you don’t understand that your team’s defense is the heartbeat of that team, I don’t know what to tell you.

  61. Congrats to the Eagles and their fans! Good for both of them. However I just hope we can avoid a Nick Foles Super Bowl… no offense but just no thanks. Brees or Keenum is far more interesting and exciting

  62. TheBisonCommeth. Quit using using the Bison name unless you are a fan. I’m a Wentz fan/ Bison fan/ Viking fan. #BisonNation doesn’t need anyone disrespecting them unless you pledge allegiance.

  63. TheBisonCometh must not have a life. Every other post on here is him/her talking like he/she is some expert of the game.

    I gave props to the Iggles for what they did with Wentz, and was actually sad to see him go down like that. I will not show one ounce for those cheaters the Aints. Gregg Williams and Sean Payton should be banned for life for what they did.

    So have fun with your every other post on a remark. I have a life, so ✌️out and if we see ya next week, we’ll see what’s up. If not, as much as I hate the Aints, it will be fun to see what you have to say next week when they go in to Philly and pound your team.

  64. wow, these two were play off caliber teams? If Vikings take care of business tomorrow they basically have another bye week. Couple of FGs if they’re lucky in the Championship game…

  65. Whenever the Eagles start start out winning the first eight games or more, at a minimum, they make it to the NFC championship game. They kept that streak alive.

    The other two teams that started out 0-2 but won the next eight games, went to and WON the Super Bowl! Let’s hope my Saints can keep that streak alive!

    Who dat!

  66. nfliferfan22 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    Foles and Eagles are pathetic! does anyone really want this team facing pats in the superbowl! Vikes/Saints winner at least has a good chance but Eagles don’t stand a chance! Foles is trash

    Not everyone thinks the Pats are going to the SB idiot. They are playing easily the least qualified playoff team in the game right now, but that is hardly an endorsement. They have to play real winning teams next. But frankly I will take NFC teams against any AFC team right now, especially the Vikings (not a fan, but love their defense). Get over yourself.

  67. After the eagles lose next week, there’s always sunny in philadelphia & cheese steaks. Bye bye blowhards.

  68. To the people calling the iggles frauds,,,, Iam a self proclaimed iggles hater and I can tell you the iggles are the furthest things from frauds ,,this is a team with Wentz that could blow you out and a team without Wentz that will gut it out nothing fraudulent about them at all and if there is a team out there that ends their season all I can say is they are gonna have to earn every second of it and that team if they beat them should be pretty proud of themselves because it will be quite an accomplishment ! So to all those that are waiting for a let down I think your gonna be waiting a long time ,like next year maybe !

  69. sorry but Saints win as Vikings miss game winning field goal , Wide to the Left rofl Vikings watch on TV

    jimillinois says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    Cake walk for Vikings they will destroy eagles!

  70. Me and the bison don’t see eye to eye in the regular season but to this that just think he’s poppin falsehoods be careful

  71. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 13, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    TheBisonCometh must not have a life. Every other post on here is him/her talking like he/she is some expert of the game.

    I gave props to the Iggles for what they did with Wentz, and was actually sad to see him go down like that. I will not show one ounce for those cheaters the Aints. Gregg Williams and Sean Payton should be banned for life for what they did.

    So have fun with your every other post on a remark. I have a life, so ✌️out and if we see ya next week, we’ll see what’s up. If not, as much as I hate the Aints, it will be fun to see what you have to say next week when they go in to Philly and pound your team.

    You “have a life”….yet you’re here posting replies. That’s a mystery.

    You mad, bro?

  72. Foles is a huge wild card. He seems to be really good or pretty ineffective. The rest of the Eagles team is good enough to beat anyone if they get a solid game from Foles. But, if he throws up a stinker, they aren’t good enough to overcome that. I would find it highly unlikely that Foles can throw up three good games in a row, but we will see.

  73. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

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    Lmao. The Vikings and Saints have more options to move the offense against that defense. Atlanta has absolutely nowhere near the pass rush the Vikings have, which means Foles would be on his back.

    So, ya know….I am right.

    **************************

    2017 Total Sacks for the NFC teams left in the playoffs:

    Saints 42
    Eagles 38
    Vikings 37

    Other team stats:

    Passes Defensed:

    Saints 99
    Eagles 87
    Vikings 69

    Interceptions:

    Saints 20
    Eagles 19
    Vikings 14

    Forced Fumbles:

    Saints 19
    Eagles 16
    Vikings 11

    ************

    I guess we shall see if Defense wins Championships?

  74. woodstakes says:.

    As a life long Vikings fan, who was born in 1975

    so you missed seeing the PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS ,or seeing there first game ever, OR EVEN being 1 of the “ORIGINAL 1970 RAGNAR DOLL OWNERS “.

    woodstakes , your knowledge is correct , BUT
    being a VIKING … ALWAYS A VIKING
    LIVE PURPLE , BLEED PURPLE

    SKOL

  75. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    January 13, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Me and the bison don’t see eye to eye in the regular season but to this that just think he’s poppin falsehoods be careful

    EB2, as long as its call it down the middle….I have no beef.

    It’s the fans that talk to smack of how they are so superior to ANY TEAM in the league and their squad hasn’t won a playoff game in almost a decade. I don’t know about you, but I find that hilarious.

    You, being a Giants fan, have seen first hand, at least THREE times, what being the underdog can do to a team ….when clearly they are better TEAM. And they go out…and prove it. Numerous times.

    They just don’t get it. That’s fine. It’s all house money from here on out. They don’t expect -or predict- the Eagles to win next week, at home, either.

    Until they do.

  76. Eagles are probably the worst one seed in the history of the nfl…..congrats eagle fan on not one thing in your life being different….eagles really got lucky that steve sarkisian was calling those last four plays.

  77. As a lifelong Vikings fan, I get why some people hate Vikings fans, based off the strength of this article alone.

    Good win Eagles, hope we play next week.

  78. TheBisonCometh says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:41 pm
    arealisticpackerfan says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Just like the Purples scored 14 on them in their win. Someone has selective amnesia.

    Yep, and Atlanta scoring a whopping 9 points.

    At home.
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    And? Vikings scored 14. That’s the whole point. With a backup QB. Same circumstance. Road or home, doesn’t matter. Game was in a dome.

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    Note; the Vikings were sitting on Atlanta’s 5 yard line and opted to run out the clock as opposed to running up the score. Could have scored 21 if it was needed.

  79. Falcons play calling was way too conservative. They tried to win the game on defense and not making mistakes. It did not work. I wonder if the OC will be fired now.

  80. For all the 17 year olds on here calling that game “ugly”. That’s playoff football kids. When its 20 degrees with howling winds and the refs swallow their whistles, that’s how the game is played. I guess it bad for SportsCenter highlights but the older guys here recognize what “ugly” playoff football is. Ask Parcells, Gibbs, Shula, Walsh and Noll how “ugly” their rings look.

  81. Wentz should be still be MVP. Won’t happen, of course, because of this dumb notion that he couldn’t play the last few games. He still deserves it-if you look back on this year and had to say who had the best year personally, it would be him.

    Nick Foles is an okay backup, but okay backups can’t beat the Patriots. Saints’ defense is, despite its improvement, not near good enough, even though Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram and Drew Brees could make that game interesting. Vikings have, in my mind, the best defense in the league (only in competition with Jacksonville, New England of course is up there). Their offense is solid, but not great. New England will most likely roll over the Steelers in Gillette, or the Jags if they get through. I think the Vikings are the only team with a shot to beat New England. And all of this is because Wentz was injured. If he’s healthy, the Eagles are Superbowl favorites in my mind. And that kind of sums up my argument for Wentz as MVP…but I digress.

  82. Not an Eagles fan, but I was glad to see Foles orchestrate a win when nobody thought he could do it. Gonna be fun to check in on Ross Tucker tomorrow.

  83. Vikings are a decent offense, but not as good as Atlanta’s. ATL got 10 points. Drool away troll….

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    Its 2017, not 2016. In points, Vikings scored an average of 2 pts more per game than ATL, 24 vs 22. In yards, Atlantas offense was 8th Vikings 11, by 8 whole yards.

    Try again.

  84. 13 2 Rate This
    sfsaintsfan says:
    January 13, 2018 at 10:54 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

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    Lmao. The Vikings and Saints have more options to move the offense against that defense. Atlanta has absolutely nowhere near the pass rush the Vikings have, which means Foles would be on his back.

    So, ya know….I am right.

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    2017 Total Sacks for the NFC teams left in the playoffs:

    Saints 42
    Eagles 38
    Vikings 37

    Other team stats:

    Passes Defensed:

    Saints 99
    Eagles 87
    Vikings 69

    Interceptions:

    Saints 20
    Eagles 19
    Vikings 14

    Forced Fumbles:

    Saints 19
    Eagles 16
    Vikings 11

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    I guess we shall see if Defense wins Championships?

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    Saints D has given up more than 400 yards in 4 of last 8 games. Saints are 17th in league in D. Give up over 20 points a game. 21st at yards per play, 5.4. Yards per rush was 26th…And heres a big one: 26th at giving up a first down on third down. 41% of the time.

  85. The state of Georgia is going to need therapy after the last 12 months they have had with football.

  86. The Eagles behind NICK FOLES beat the Falcons to get to the championship…quit with the ‘but Foles did just enough’ crap. he came in cold to the Rams game when the Eagles were behind and WON, he beat the Giants that almost beat us a few months back except for a 61-yard field goal, he came from behind to beat the Raiders, and looked sloppy in the first quarter of the meaningless Cowboys game. All Foles does is WIN…

  87. Note; the Vikings were sitting on Atlanta’s 5 yard line and opted to run out the clock as opposed to running up the score. Could have scored 21 if it was needed.

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    Because you say so, right? Let’s look at how they got there.

    On first down, Keenum hit an UNCOVERED Rudolph for 16. Foles can’t do the same thing with Ertz, right?

    Murray and McKinnon combine for 6 yds on the next two downs. Blount and Ajayi can’t do that right?

    On 3rd down, Keenum three steps and fires a dart to an UNCOVERED (!) Thielen for 22. ( Just like Foles did on 3rd down for 21 to Jeffery that set up the FG to widen the lead to FIVE. Against the same defense)

    This is what i’m talking about. The Barneys have their own reality. Stop acting like they have this dynamic offense when they are just as opportunistic as Philadelphia with a backup QB.

  88. delgriffth says:
    January 14, 2018 at 6:49 am

    For all the 17 year olds on here calling that game “ugly”. That’s playoff football kids. When its 20 degrees with howling winds and the refs swallow their whistles, that’s how the game is played. I guess it bad for SportsCenter highlights but the older guys here recognize what “ugly” playoff football is. Ask Parcells, Gibbs, Shula, Walsh and Noll how “ugly” their rings look.
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    That’s when you could actually HIT someone and not be penalized, fined or suspended.

    Parcells took his team to a Superbowl and didn’t score a TD in the NFC Championship. Five field goals. Five.

    That’s playoff football. Just get it done. Any means necessary.

  89. I think we stack up better against the purple guys but there is NO way I’d root for them against the saints. Every year we are subjected to vikings fans ranting about playoffs and every year it ends the same way. I really have pity for Packers fans…They should get an Xtra home game for dealing with the most obnoxious fans in football. BREES ALL DAY…GO SAINTS!

  90. famundacheese says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm
    Wash, Dal, And Giants, in case you forgot, that is what a play off win looks like.

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    Hmmmmm…..lets count the Superbowls….Dallas-5, New York-4, Washington-3…………….Eagles- 0…….maybe you shouldnt talk sh#t until after you can join the list of teams that have done something in this league. And just so you know….Dallas has more playoff wins in the last 9 years than Philly does.

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