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Eagles Fly to Super Bowl After Destroying Vikings in NFC Championship Game

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles are going to Super Bowl LII after demolishing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game.

Facing a stout defense that allowed the NFL's fewest yards and points during the season, Nick Foles went 26-of-33 for 352 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles averaged 7.1 yards per play and converted 10 of their 14 third-down attempts.

Minnesota didn't find the end zone after it jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the opening drive. Case Keenum, who had thrown three interceptions in the last eight games, tossed a pair of picks and posted his worst quarterback rating (63.8) all season.

Following the surprisingly one-sided victory, the Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. Philadelphia's last Super Bowl appearance ended in a 24-21 loss to New England 13 years ago.

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