Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field will see a battle between the top two seeds in the NFC for the right to advance to Super Bowl LII.
The Minnesota Vikings, fresh off of what may have been the most heart-stopping victory in team history, will take on the Philadelphia Eagles, who earned the top seed in the NFC playoffs after some drama of their own.
Last Saturday in the Divisional Round, the Eagles played host to the Atlanta Falcons, the defending NFC Champions. The game didn’t feature a whole lot of offensive fireworks, and when the Eagles needed their defense to stand up, they did. Atlanta had a first-and-goal inside of the Philadelphia 10-yard line with very little time remaining, and the Eagles’ defense denied the Falcons on four straight plays to preserve a 15-10 victory.
Of course, we all know what happened to the Vikings. They trailed the New Orleans Saints by a score of 24-23 with twenty-five seconds to go at U.S. Bank Stadium. However, the Vikings still had enough time to put together an incredible comeback. Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown pass that you may have seen highlights of once or twice over the past couple of days, and the Vikings won 29-24 as time expired.
The winner of this game will earn a trip to. . .well, to Minneapolis. . .for Super Bowl LII on Sunday, 4 February. This will be the later of the two Championship Games on Sunday, so we will know who the AFC representative will be before this one kicks off.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5:40 PM Central time, and the game will be shown on FOX.
We’ll have all of our coverage of this week’s game right here for you to find more easily.