NFL Playoffs NFC Championship Simulation - Vikings @ Eagles


The game started with the two teams trading punts, before Eric Kendricks intercepted a Nick Foles pass. This set up a 26 yard field goal by Kai Forbath to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.

Philadelphia was able to respond with a touchdown drive to take a 7-3 lead. Jay Ajayi had 6 carries for 39 yards on the drive and scored from a yard out.

Philly forced a quick Minnesota punt but once again Eric Kendricks came up big. Kendricks made the tackle on Eagles punt returner Kenjon Barner, forcing the ball to come loose and Kendricks recovered.

Two plays later, thanks to a long defensive pass interference penalty, Latavius Murray scored from two yards out, giving Minnesota the lead once again.

Vikings lead 10-7.

It appeared as if we were headed to the locker room at halftime with this score, as both teams traded punts the entire second quarter. However, with just 56 seconds left in the half, Marcus Sherels had a nice punt return to set the Vikings offense up at the Eagles 40 yard line, with 48 seconds left.

Case Keenum completed his next 4 passes, two went to Kyle Rudolph for gains of 6 and 10, and two went to Stefon Diggs for 22 yards and a 3-yard touchdown with 9 seconds left in the half.

Vikings lead 17-7 at halftime.

We saw no scoring in the third quarter. Case Keenum and Nick Foles were sacked a combined four times, and Jake Elliott missed a 57-yard field goal, which would have made this a one possession game headed to the fourth quarter.

Early on in the fourth, both teams traded field goals, making it a 20-10 game. Philadelphia was never able to get the ball deep into Vikings territory, and never threatened to score the rest of the way, as Nick Foles really struggled against this Minnesota defense.

Latavius Murray put the game completely out of reach when he scored on a 6-yard run, punching the Vikings ticket to Super Bowl LII, at their home stadium!

Final Score: Vikings 27 - Eagles 10

Stats

  • Case Keenum - 14/25, 169 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Latavius Murray - 24 carries, 92 yards, 2 touchdowns 
  • Jerick McKinnon - 8 carries, 30 yards, 1 reception 28 yards
  • Stefon Diggs - 5 receptions, 65 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Adam Thielen - 3 receptions, 33 yards
  • Kyle Rudolph - 4 receptions, 25 yards 

  • Nick Foles - 15/31, 160 yards, 1 interception
  • Jay Ajayi - 19 carries, 91 yards, 1 touchdown 
  • LeGarrette Blount - 7 carries, 33 yards 
  • Alshon Jeffery - 5 receptions, 74 yards 
  • Zach Ertz - 5 receptions, 48 yards

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