It's only fitting that it is the defense that has carried them to this point.
The odds will undoubtedly favor the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, but that only adds to the sweetness of this revenge tour subplot that has unexpectedly unfolded.
When he attends a Super Bowl, he wants it to be as a player.
"Really it's the D-line", Robinson said. "I always think we have a chance". We still have some unfinished business, obviously. That big play came after a handoff that was lateraled back to Foles, catching the Vikings off guard. But the Eagles have grown quite accustomed to that role.
Even if Perez - who is a season ticket holder and estimates he has been to more than 165 Vikings games - isn't able to go to the Super Bowl, one thing is certain: He'll be decked out in purple and yelling "Skol" somewhere.
"One of the best", LeGarrette Blount corrected a reporter after the one-sided win in which he rumbled for a hard touchdown early on that was indicative of the night the Vikings were in for.
No matter the state of the offense, Jim Schwartz's defense has been the constant that has allowed this team to endure. He started 14 games in the regular season and guided the Vikings to the No. 2 seed in the NFC. What separated this performance was the takeaways.
Chris Long after winning against Atlanta despite being a three-point underdog.
Robinson's interception return was monstrous.
Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the way for Philadelphia, picking apart the Vikings defense to the tune of 352 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. The ill-advised pass against the Saints that Marcus Williams intercepted late in the third quarter also did not end up dooming Minnesota.
No, that is not what was envisioned when we kicked off hours ago, but it's what we got.
John Eggers was the only known Viking fan that broke a blood vessel in his right eye for cheering too loudly on the last play for the Viking/Saints game.
Though, the report does go on to note that the fight took place between police officers and Eagles fans. Now he's the starter for the Eagles against his former backup with the St. Louis Rams in one of the biggest games in franchise history.
It's completely fair to claim that Case Keenum never got a good chance as a starter in the National Football League up until this season-middling seasons spent in Houston, two years under the ousted QB killer Jeff Fisher in St. Louis and Los Angeles.