"We've got to put some points on the board, but at the same time, this is a team game". "I'm an Eagles fan, and this is a tough one because it's my two teams, really". This latest one nearly seems too good to be true.
Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who plays primarily on special teams, also practiced fully Friday after being limited earlier in the week. "And we know going into this game that whoever's defense plays the best is going to win the game".
The Vikings have the top-rated defense in the NFL. And last week, leading up to their first-round 15-10 win over Atlanta, the Eagles became the first top-seeded team in league history to open the playoffs as an underdog.
"I think they can win", said Quincy Harris. "They play fast. You don't see them bust coverages". All the things you have worked on forever, it all goes back to that. First off, they have a lot of talent. If these guys have anything to say about it, they'll be on the field. "I would advise you to not be over-inebriated, because they will be".
Foles has been a big story this week, of course, as the national media have told his up-and-down-and-now-up NFL life story.
The Eagles (14-3) have looked less steady behind Foles and the offense has regressed statistically since he took over.
The key to the Eagles defense is the front four of ends Graham and Vinny Curry, and tackles Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan.
It's time to stop all the focus on Case Keenum and Nick Foles. Monday, the Vikings filed for three trademarks for "Minneapolis Miracle" and one for "Minnesota Miracle, " according to filings published Friday by the U.S.
Running backs on both sides might be in for a long night Sunday as the Eagles and Vikings feature the two stingiest run defenses in the NFL.
Foles signed with the Eagles before the 2017 season to be a backup to starter Carson Wentz. If he can't go, the Vikings will need Laquon Treadwell, Michael Floyd and Jarius Wright to step in and fill the void.
Forbath has made 34 of 41 field goals in the regular season and playoffs, including seven from 50-pus yards.
The only thing that was awesome about that finish is how final it was.
Added Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer: "They're loud".
However, there's no guarantee that surface will be any better.
I don't know how sound the ankle Leonard Fournette sprained last Sunday in Pittsburgh is, but when he rushes for 100 yards the Jaguars are 5-1 this season, including last Sunday's 109 yard-effort vs. the Steelers. At the end of the day, respect is not given, we gotta go out and take it like we've been doing all year. That won't happen here.
"Vikings quarterback Case Keenum seems to be the charmed passer this season, and I think he continues his success here", Pete Prisco said.