Vikings-Eagles NFC Conference Championship Live Thread

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We lasted eight days. We’ve finally made it.

Tonight, the Eagles can get to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2005 as they take on the Minnesota Vikings at home in the NFC Conference Championship. It’s Nick Foles against Case Keenum. Who would’ve thought?

On the injury front, the Eagles are very healthy. Dannell Ellerbe is questionable with a hamstring injury. He played last week, so I don’t see why he won’t play this week.

For the Vikings, backup defensive tackle Shamar Stephen is out. Adam Thielen, Andrew Sendejo, and Mackensie Alexander are all questionable, but will play. According to Ian Rapoport, Thielen will play despite being in a ton of pain.

We’ll continually update this post as the game goes along. And check out our predictions to see how good (or probably bad) we guessed this game.

9:47 – FINAL STATS

For the Eagles:

Nick Foles: 26 of 33 for 352 yards, 3 TDs
Jay Ajayi: 18 carries for 73 yards, 3 catches for 26 yards
LeGarrette Blount: 6 carries for 21 yards, 1 TD
Zach Ertz: 8 catches for 93 yards
Alshon Jeffery: 5 catches for 85 yards, 2 TDs
Torrey Smith: 5 catches for 69 yards, 1 TD
Derek Barnett: 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
Chris Long: 1 fumble recovery
Patrick Robinson: 1 INT, 1 TD
Corey Graham: 1 INT

For the Vikings:

Case Keenum: 28 of 48 for 271 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs, 1 fumble
Jerick McKinnon: 10 carries for 40 yards, 11 catches for 86 yards
Stefon Diggs: 8 catches for 70 yards
Kyle Rudolph: 1 catch for 25 yards, 1 TD
Danielle Hunter: 1 sack

9:43 – PARTY!

9:39 – WE’RE GOING TO THE DAMN SUPER BOWL!

9:35 – Two. Minute. Warning.

9:31 – This defense man.

9:26 – COREY GRAHAM INTERCEPTION!

9:18 – WHERE THE DAWGS AT?

9:14 – Shady is an Eagle at heart.

9:10 – That’s another turnover on downs for the Vikings.

9:07 – MICHAEL THOMAS SAY NO MORE!

9:06 – They’re starting.

9:04 – THEY’RE DOING “WE WANT BRADY” CHANTS!

9:03 – HAHAHA!

8:59 – TOUCHDOWN EAGLES! Foles finds Alshon Jeffery from five yards out. 38-7 Eagles with 14:10 left.

8:54 – We’re done three quarters. Eagles 31, Vikings 7. And they’re close to scoring again.

8:52 – No signs of stopping!

8:42 – That’s not a touchdown.

8:40 – Pat Elflein is questionable with an ankle injury.

8:37 – Eat it Minnesota:

8:36 – Center Pat Elflein is down for the Vikings. That’s not good for them.

8:34 – Here come the Vikings driving down the field. Not done yet.

8:29 – TOUCHDOWN AGAIN! FLEA FLICKER TO TORREY SMITH FOR 41 YARDS! 31-7 EAGLES.

31 UNANSWERED POINTS!

8:25 – Andrew Sendejo is doubtful with a calf injury.

8:21 – Second half is underway. Eagles have the ball to start at their own 25. Xavier Rhodes is back in.

8:15 – JOEL HANS EMBIID!

8:12 – HALFTIME STATS

For the Eagles:

Nick Foles: 15 of 22 for 208 yards, 1 TD
Jay Ajayi: 4 carries for 23 yards, 3 catches for 26 yards
LeGarrette Blount: 4 carries for 17 yards, 1 TD
Zach Ertz: 5 catches for 76 yards
Alshon Jeffery: 3 catches for 70 yards, 1 TD
Derek Barnett: 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
Chris Long: 1 fumble recovery
Patrick Robinson: 1 INT, 1 TD

For the Vikings:

Case Keenum: 15 of 23 for 149 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 fumble
Jerick McKinnon: 7 carries for 22 yards, 5 catches for 28 yards
Stefon Diggs: 5 catches for 50 yards
Kyle Rudolph: 1 catch for 25 yards, 1 TD
Danielle Hunter: 1 sack

8:08 – Jake Elliott makes a 38-yard field goal. That’s the half. 24-7 Birds. Oh my god.

8:07 – The Vikings are trash.

8:04 – Eagles have the ball at their own 20 with 29 seconds left. And three timeouts remaining.

8:01 – Xavier Rhodes wasn’t out there for that last Eagles drive. He has a toe injury, but is probable to return.

7:58 – AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NICK FOLES TO ALSHON JEFFERY FOR A 53-YARD BOMB! 21-7 BIRDS!

7:54 – Corey Clement my god.

7:52 – We’ve hit the two minute warning. Eagles’ offense getting ready for third down.

7:50 – WHAT A PLAY BY BARNETT! Forces a fumble, and Chris Long recovers!

7:47 – Eric Lindros is a Zach Ertz fan:

7:40 – Vikings got to Foles twice on the last two plays and force the Eagles to punt. Vikings at their own 15.

7:36 – Tony Dungy has ridden the Eagles wagon for the past few weeks. He continues to do so:

7:32 – Another three and out. Rinse and repeat.

7:27 – TOUCHDOWN! LeGarrette Blount runs it in from 11-yards out. 14-7 Birds. 13:37 left in the first half.

7:21 – We’re done 1. A slow start, but the Eagles are buzzing. Seven all, but the Birds are driving in Viking territory.

7:20 – Nick Foles is humming. Torrey Smith limps off the field. Eagles close to the red zone.

7:12 – Vikings go three-and-out. Let’s see if the offense can do something to continue this momentum.

7:06 – TOUCHDOWN! Patrick Robinson picks of Case Keenum and returns it 50 yards to the house. 7 all with 6:26 left in the first.

7:02 – Stefon Diggs is down on the field. Looks like he took a knee to his back.

6:56 – Trey Burton was wide open. He jumped to make a catch, and only got one foot in bounds. Then Shelton Gibson runs into the punt returner who called for a fair catch. Nothing’s going right so far.

6:54 – Torrey Smith had a catch. Then dropped it.

6:49 – Touchdown Vikings. Keenum finds a wide open Kyle Rudolph for the 25-yard touchdown. 7-0 Minnesota early.

6:47 – Missed tackles are keeping the Vikings going in this opening drive. Attack the middle early in the run game.

6:42 – We’re finally underway. Vikings start at their own 25.

6:39 – Eagles win the toss and deferred. Vikings to start on offense.

6:38 – EAGLES BABY!

6:36 – Big flag for a big game.

6:33 – Soon. Lane Johnson brought out Jason Peters’ jersey when running onto the field.

6:18 – Hurry the hell up.

6:12 – Screw New England, the Birds are loose:

6:06 – The Patriots edge out the Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game.

5:46 – Nick Foles and Fletcher Cox will be tonight’s additional game captains.

5:45 – Jake better not miss a short field goal tonight.

5:40 – Dorenbos is always an Eagle.

5:26 – Ryan Howard is also there:

5:25 – What the hell is Warren Sapp doing at the Linc? You know what, I don’t care, he’s in a Jerome Brown jersey:

5:10 – Inactives are out. Dannell Ellerbe is out with a hamstring injury. Najee Goode is expected to start as the MIKE linebacker. Sidney Jones is one of a handful of healthy scratches. Destiny Vaeao is active.

No big surprises for the Vikings. Sam Bradford is the backup QB.

5:09 – Big game coming from Jake?

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  • Coach AL January 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Eagles Super Bowl

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