NFC Championship Game 2018 Confidence is certainly not in the limited supply as the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles are approaching the 2018 NFC championship game.
How to watch NFC Championship Game Vikings vs. Eagles
Date: Sunday, Jan. 21
Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia
Channel: Fox (check local listings)
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
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Since January 1967, there have been a total of 51 Super Bowls played, and the Vikings and Eagles have combined to win exactly zero of those.
The first step toward ending that drought will take place on Sunday when the two teams meet in Philadelphia with a trip to Super Bowl LII on the line. Although the Vikings pulled off a miracle win in the divisional round, the true miracle would be if they actually won in the NFC Championship.
The visiting Vikings have not lost since Dec. 10, and it begins t
o be awful after the miracle of Stefon Diggs defeating the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round. An elite defense against a quarterback does not hurt confidence either.
But hosts do not care about Carson Wentz on the sidelines and Nick Foles in the center, not after a 15-10 loss to the NFC Championship Game Atlanta Falcons, proving the team is much more than the quarterback. Being at home helps too.
For the Eagles, the focus will be on the Foles and the advantage of the local pitch.
The Poles did not statistically ruin anyone in the Atlanta win, completing 23 of their 30 assists for 246 yards and seeing the only touchdown of the attack going through LeGarrette Blount. But the team won two of three with him in the middle to close the regular season.
“I am very honored to win this game and be part of this team,” said Foles, according to Stats LLC (via ESPN.com). “That’s what it’s always been, I know there were a lot of people against us last week, we just answered questions and we only found out about it.”
Although the Vikings know everything about adversity. When Teddy Bridgewater fell, Sam Bradford came in. After an electric performance, the team had to call Case Keenum, who completed 67.6% of his passes, NFC Championship Game with 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns in the regular season. He then crossed the 300-yard mark in a playoff series with Drew Brees in the playoffs and led his team to victory.
The game against the Eagles will mark the sixth time since 1977 that Minnesota has advanced this far in the postseason, and Vikings fans will be hoping that this week’s game doesn’t turn out like the team’s five previous trips. Not only have the Vikings gone 0-5 in their past five trips to the NFC title game, but they’ve suffered some heartbreaking losses. Three of the five losses came by one score, and two of the five losses came in overtime. 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.
Of course, fans in Philly also know what it’s like to be a tortured fan base. The Eagles have been to the NFC title game five times since 2000 and they only made it to the Super Bowl once in that span.
It’s almost feels like fate brought these two teams together for this one game. Not only do we have the miracle-makers from Minnesota, but we have the underdogs from Philly – two teams connected by their star-crossed starting quarterbacks who were teammates less than two years ago.
Who will win?
For the second week in a row the Eagles are an underdog at home. Although they knocked off the Falcons in the divisional round, CBSSports.com senior NFL writer Pete Prisco doesn’t see Philly advancing to Super Bowl LII.
The Eagles did a nice job last week of scheming Nick Foles into a successful passing day. That won’t happen here. The Vikings defense is much better than the Falcons, and that will show up. 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.
Below, you’ll find how you can watch Sunday’s game.