No Miracles in the NFC Title Game as Vikings Blown Out in Philadelphia by Eagles 38-7

The Vikings got off to a quick start in Sunday’s NFC Title Game against the Philadelphia Eagles, scoring first and serving notice they were ready to make reservations for Super Bowl LII in their home stadium.

Then, in a matter of 1:09 of play, it all was swept away.

Nick Foles and the Eagles laid a second quarter knockout punch of the Vikings, and by the time the blood bath was over, it was the Eagles flying high, pounding the Vikings and ending their season with an impressive 38-7 win.

The final 69 seconds of the first half was the death blow to the Vikings season, as first it was Foles hitting a 53-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffrey to give the Eagles a 21-7 lead after they led 14-7.

Then after the Vikings held the ball for just 40 seconds, running six plays and punting, the Eagles went right through the Vikings D, going down the field from their own 20 to the Vikings 33 in just three plays, and Jake Elliott hit a 38-yard field goal to make it 24-7 at the half.

Game over.

There wouldn’t be a follow-up to last Sunday’s ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ as Case Keenum was shut down throwing two picks and hitting 28-of-48 passing for 278 yards and the Vikings only score.

This night belonged to Foles, who was dominant and deserved the game ball, as he missed on just seven passes, throwing for 352 yards and three scores in the win.

The Eagles put any comeback hopes of the Vikings away as Torrey Smith pulled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Foles with 10:05 to play in the third quarter to extend the lead to 31-7.

From there the Vikings were totally out of their game plan, and never recovered, going away rather easily after all week they spoke about going into Philly as the favorite and flexing their muscle to get a win against the #1 seeded Eagles.

Instead, it was not to be, as for the fourth time since 1998 they were forced to watch as another team celebrated a trip to the Super Bowl.

While there will be plenty to celebrate about this season, it ended on the saddest of notes, a blowout by a team they simply couldn’t match up to.

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One Response to “No Miracles in the NFC Title Game as Vikings Blown Out in Philadelphia by Eagles 38-7”

  1. Brett Jennings says:

    Those games happen.. You could play the same game tomorrow and it be 38-7 the other way. The game just got away

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