As much as we want to forget, we all remember the NFC Championship game last year against the Philadelphia Eagles. And while the game itself was painful to watch, the fan experience in the city of Brotherly Love wasn’t so lovely.
But, as much we all are looking forward to a rematch of last years game, there is at least one person on the team who isn’t worried about the hostile environment that Philly will no doubt bring again, and that is Latavius Murray.
Murray spoke with the Pioneer Press about welcoming the challenge of playing on the road once again against the Eagles.
“I love it. I don’t want to say I love playing away more than home, but to me there’s no better feeling than everybody’s against you and cheering against you and wanting to see you fail.”
While Murray is excited about this rematch he knows that the bigger picture is winning. Especially since the Vikings have been on a losing streak as of late.
“For everybody that was here last year, look, for one they’re a great team. And it’s our next opportunity, so I’m excited about that most, especially coming off a loss.”
The Vikings need to keep the energy of the underdog going into this Sunday. The defense allowed the Rams to have 556 yards and score five touchdowns and the rush offense is 31st with a 63.0 yards average. And that is not going to cut it playing against the defending Super Bowl Champions.
While Minnesota has things they need to address hopefully the bye week can give them time to fix what is broken. A win in Philly could be the serious spark that puts them back on track and put to bed the demons of last year.