Underdog Eagles overpower Vikings to win NFC crown


Underdog Eagles overpower Vikings to win NFC crown

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles tossed three touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles scored 38 unanswered points as they defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, in the NFC Championship on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.LeGarrette Blount rushed for a touchdown, the Philadelphia defense forced two turnovers, and the Eagles advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2004-05 season, when they lost to the New England Patriots.The Eagles will face the Patriots once again with a chance at a Super Bowl title, this time on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.The Vikings dropped their sixth consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance.Minnesota had been in search of its first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1976 season and entered this game favored over the top-seeded Eagles.Foles connected on a 41-yard touchdown with Torrey Smith on a flea flicker on the first drive of the third quarter as the Eagles extended their lead to 31-7.Alshon Jeffery caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Foles with 14:10 left in the fourth to cap the scoring. The Eagles moved 92 yards in 12 plays.Minnesota moved effectively on its opening drive, going 75 yards on nine plays, culminating with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Kyle Rudolph with 10:14 left in the first quarter.The Eagles tied the game at 7 when defensive end Chris Long hit Keenum leading to a Patrick Robinson interception. Robinson returned the pick 50 yards for a score with 6:26 remaining in the first.When Blount rumbled through the middle for an 11-yard touchdown run with 13:37 remaining in the second, the Eagles went ahead 14-7. The drive covered 75 yards in 12 plays.
Source: Watertown Daily Times Latest News
Underdog Eagles overpower Vikings to win NFC crown

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