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The NFC Championship Game will be in Philadelphia

If the Vikings want to play at home in February, they’ll have to make a road trip first

NFL: NFC Divisional Playoff-Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

If the Minnesota Vikings want to become the first team in NFL history to play for a championship at home, they’re going to have to make at least one road trip.

On Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. That means that, as the #1 seed in the NFC, the road to February in the NFC will officially run through the City of Brotherly Love.

That means that whoever wins tomorrow’s contest at U.S. Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints will have to travel to Philadelphia for the late game next Sunday night. The Vikings will not be able to play nothing but home games for the rest of the season.

Nick Foles did what he had to do, as he completed 23-of-30 passes for 246 yards. The Eagles scored just one touchdown, but got three field goals from Jake Elliott to emerge with a 15-10 victory.

Fortunately, according to initial indications from the folks at Weather Underground, the temperatures in Philadelphia next weekend look to be unseasonably warm. Temperatures at kickoff are currently forecast to be sitting right around 50 degrees under partly cloudy skies with no chance of rain.

So, once again, the NFC Championship Game will definitely be played in Philadelphia, thanks to the #1 seed holding serve at home. Here’s hoping that the team lined up on the other sideline will be wearing purple and gold.