Keenum: 'Good job' to all who predicted game vs. Foles

Keenum: 'Good job' to all who predicted game vs. Foles

The Philadelphia Eagles are the top seed, but are playing their second game as the underdog. Backup Jerick McKinnon finished with 570 yards at 3.8 yards per carry and three touchdowns.

"Heck no. If you look at the quarterback, you can get blindsided or teed off on or something", Hunter said.

After two seasons with the Rams, Keenum signed in the 2017 offseason with the Vikings, expected to backup Bradford and perhaps Teddy Bridgewater, who was recovering from a knee injury. "And I think that's what makes him good". Meanwhile, Bradford had a decent season with the Eagles, but was traded to Minnesota a week before the 2016 season opener to pave the way for Carson Wentz.

Not that long ago, quarterback Nick Foles pondered retirement.

In 2014, Keenum bounced between Houston and St. Louis.

That's a pretty tangled trajectory, even in the comparatively small pond of the National Football League, one that becomes even more remarkable when one considers that Bradford was activated from injured reserve this month to be Keenum's backup during the postseason, and that Foles and Keenum have remained close since meeting in St. Louis.

Minnesota reached the doorstep of the Super Bowl with what any rational person would call perhaps the luckiest play ever witnessed. "It's a great opportunity, again, for our team and for the Philadelphia Eagles". Graham's penetration through the offensive line will be needed and that's his major skill set. "It's going to come down to field position and who is going to take care of the ball". Right guard Brandon Books is having a monster year. He doesn't celebrate or play with the flare of Travis Kelce.

Now, his fellow lineman, left guard Stefen Wisniewski, is also speaking out.

Then on Sunday, the Eagles would watch the Saints-Vikings to find out who their next opponent would be. If the ball comes to me, great, I'm going to make the play.

"The disrespect just continues", Cox said. We've faced some tremendous defensive ends this year.

Keenum: 'Good job' to all who predicted game vs. Foles
Keenum: 'Good job' to all who predicted game vs. Foles

Vinny Curry is the fourth best defensive lineman for defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in Philadelphia.

"Look, we don't ask for much", one line states. He was booed the last time he was in Minnesota, and he thinks that now maybe we will forgive and forget and be nice to him from now on.

"In these moments where we're in front of this new backdrop, we're playing for this championship game, you do reflect", Foles said.

From the "Minneapolis Miracle" radio call to athletes on Twitter to Vikings fans losing their minds and their shirts in their homes, the responses have been nearly as entertaining as the game itself. The Vikings went under the total in nine out of 16 games. The Eagles missed the playoffs the past three seasons.

Keenum has the arm talent and the receiving targets to move the chains aerially. It won't be easy for the Vikings, what with 68,000 screaming fans, thousands in dog masks, making it impossible for upstart Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to verbally communicate with receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.

When Cook went down for the season with an ACL tear, the Vikings turned to two proven backs in Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon. But what about Foles on the other side of it?

Told that the Vikings believe they have the best defense in all the land, if not the universe and beyond, Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham laughed, figuratively bit his tongue as most present-day athletes are taught so well to do, and said: "If they think that, that's good for them". Yes, Nick Foles played well last week against a decent Atlanta Falcons defense. Yes, containing Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph will be tough sledding.

"It's not really a reset, " Foles said.

The NFC Title game on Sunday will feature the top two seeds. "It's one of those games, and the unexpected happens". Siding with the under in this one would be wise.

But let's be clear: This team won because of its defense and the tenacity they played with for 60 minutes, fueled by the grit and determination of the rowdy fans that packed Lincoln Financial Field. Fans, media, the team, everybody appears to be calling the end to Sunday's win over the Saints the "Minneapolis Miracle".