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What should fans be anxious about as the Vikings head to Philly?

20 Janvier 2018

Eddie from Elba called the office the other day. I've been hearing a lot of that lately.

"I'll just have random moments when I'll reflect on it, " Remmers said of how far he has come.

"Not really no. You know fans here are pretty much like fans everywhere" Bowen tells John.

Defensively, Schwartz surprised the Vikings by blitzing a lot more than he normally does. Vikings quarterback Case Keenum seems to be the charmed passer this season, and I think he continues his success here in a 21-16 Vikings win. The Portland native didn't get any Division I-A college scholarship offers, and showed up at Oregon State as a walk-on. I'm not going to buy them, I'm going to rent them. Brett Favre's interception in January 2010 and Gary Anderson's missed field goal in January 1999 are two of the reason why the Vikings have one of the most tortured fan bases in the NFL.

Can the Vikings pull off another "Minneapolis Miracle" like they did last week, when they beat the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round with a walk-off touchdown pass from Keenum to Sefon Diggs in the game's final seconds? Vikings fans around the state, region and even nation rejoiced in myriad ways, and some even sobbed tears of joy.

Robison is the longest-tenured player on the Vikings' defense and he'll be tested against Ajayi as the Eagles try to establish the run throughout the game.

The Vikings can take full possession of the record on Sunday in Philadelphia, where the Eagles will host Minnesota in the NFC title game.

Kai Forbath and Jake Elliott have had decent seasons on the NFC's top two teams, but both are wild-cards when it comes to extra points - a factor that will have fans of both teams sweating on Sunday.

Diggs continued his stellar play in the postseason with the spectacular game-winning score against the Saints.

Defense should win at least the NFC championship. Meanwhile, Minnesota's revamped offensive line made drastic improvements from a group that struggled mightily last season, most notably with the additions of tackles Mike Remmers and Riley Reiff. The Vikings might have been frustrated, or perplexed, by the decision at the time but it has worked out for both sides. It was the Eagles first playoff win in a little more than nine years, but to get to their first Super Bowl since 2005, the Eagles are going to have to go through a daunting Minnesota Vikings team. Coming off a season in which the undrafted receiver had caught 69 passes for 967 yards and five touchdowns, Thielen was signed to a four-year, $19.2 million extension that includes $9.6 million in guarantees a few weeks after Jeffery's decision. "I'll never take all the credit". If he's unable to give it a go, second-year safety Jayron Kearse could draw the start at strong safety against the Eagles. That of course depends on the near future.

"Those people in Jacksonville are diehard football fans", said former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who played for the Jaguars from 2006-13.

Shelly Huffman, owner of the Buffalo House in Duluth, noted on Thursday that snow was in the forecast for Sunday, but she hopes they still get a crowd to watch the game. While the Eagles have improved plenty from a year ago, the secondary is susceptible to giving up big plays in the passing game.

What should fans be anxious about as the Vikings head to Philly?