NFL Conference Championship Games Preview

Doug Pederson's preseason comparison doesn't look so ridiculous now

NFL Conference Championship Games Preview

A divisional foe during his time with the Chicago Bears, Jeffery has 45 catches for 685 yards and seven touchdowns in nine games against Minnesota, all career highs versus a single opponent.

"My heart said, 'Go back, '" he said of his decision to reunite with Coach Andy Reid in Kansas City in August 2016. The Minnesota Vikings [VIDEO] will hit the road on Sunday to take on the Philadelphia Eagles [VIDEO], with a spot in #Super Bowl Lii on the line.

The ground game feels like a wash thanks to both teams fielding elite run defenses, in which case I turn to the air, where the Vikings are more likely to have success - relatively speaking, of course - than the Eagles.

Many were torn as to who they would rather see the Eagles play, but they get the inexperienced Case Keenum rather than the future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.

"It's tough to tell how much more prices may go up", Leyden said. Both teams will be playing with guys who started the season as backups at the quarterback position, but who have both earned their team's respect in recent weeks. In Wentz's absence, Foles has proved to be a dependable and calming spirit in the huddle. Also, the Eagles have to get a lot of pressure on Keenum, which means the eight or so people that Jim Schwartz rotates up front need to come up big.

It had forced Thielen to miss a day of practice while it has now pushed the Vikings to label him as a questionable status for the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. And the coincidence isn't lost on either of them.

"They're a pretty resilient bunch", Zimmer said. This will be a matchup of two former Rams castoffs in Keenum and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

Minnesota TV station FOX9 aired a segment this week in which one travel agent warned, "If the Vikings win, yes, I would take off any sort of like colors". And both have never won a Super Bowl (Vikings 0-4, Eagles 0-2).

That all changed when Bradford suffered a knee injury in the season opener. Who's playing? What's at stake? "I just can't wait until this is over because there's nothing enjoyable about going to yet another Super Bowl party when you don't have a dog in the fight". But in those quiet moments and those private conversations with his wife, he found his answer. "You just want to go out there and give it everything you have".

For Vikings Nation, their prayers had finally been answered and no one knows that better than the Rev. Mike Van Sloun, the team's chaplain.

This is not the first time the Birds have hosted a conference championship game. "Just made my wife cry", Morstead tweeted. If these guys have anything to say about it, they'll be on the field.

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