The Philadelphia Eagles were a home underdog for the second consecutive week in the playoffs largely because of Nick Foles being the quarterback. As it turns out, he's the biggest reason why the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl for the first time in 14 years.
Foles posted a near-perfect passer rating, throwing for 352 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions as Philadelphia cruised to a 38-7 blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Philadelphia's defense also dominated this game, forcing three turnovers and limiting the Vikings offense to 333 total yards. One of those turnovers was an interception by Patrick Robinson, who returned that pick 50 yards for a touchdown to tie the game 7-7.
That interception occurred on Minnesota's second possession after they went 75 yards in nine players to score on their opening drive - and they didn't score for the rest of the game.
It also sparked a big run by Philadelphia's offense as they scored on three of their next four possessions - including this 53-yard bomb from Foles to Alshon Jeffery - to take a 24-7 lead into halftime.
The Eagles immediately put any thoughts of a second-half comeback to bed on the opening drive of the third quarter when Foles connected with Torrey Smith on this beautiful 41-yard touchdown.
That essentially ended it as the Vikings were never able to get any consistent offense going. Case Keenum completed just 28/48 passes for 271 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Jerick McKinnon was the lone bright spot for Minnesota, as he rushed for 40 yards on 10 carries while also catching 11 passes for 86 yards. He was the team's leading rusher and receiver.
Philadelphia will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. It will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, which the Patriots won 24-21.Back to the Philadelphia Eagles Newsfeed