Vikings WR Thielen questionable but expected to play vs. Eagles

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Nick Foles Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs once again at home in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings haven't won a NFC title game since the 1976 season, where they lost to the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI.

"The most heralded guys on the field are the quarterbacks". If Foles plays sub-par, I do not think the Eagles stand a chance against the balanced attack of the Vikings, but if Foles finds success, the Eagles could very well win this game. "So good job to all of you guys who predicted that".

Editor's note: NESN.com's Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their against-the-spread National Football League picks every Thursday of the season, and here's who they like in this Sunday's Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship Game, with the line from OddsShark. Both Sendejo and Thielen also exited last week's game with Sendejo leaving to enter concussion protocol and Thielen returning just one play later. Things were rolling until second-year quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL in his left knee on December 10 in a win against the Rams in Los Angeles. Drew Brees and the Saints eight years ago (or Brees and the Saints this past Sunday in the Taj Ma Zygi). His family will watch him play against the Vikings Sunday in what has been a wild week.

Some Purpleheads have offered this tribute by comparing it to Green Bay going in the tank without Aaron Rodgers, or the Eagles offense going from dynamic to unimpressive without Wentz.

It either will be Sam Bradford, who served in that role against the Saints, or Teddy Bridgewater, who was inactive.

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It wasn't anything that Den-knee had done that contributed to the loss. Shurmur, who's now the team's offensive coordinator.

From 2001 to 2008, the Eagles went to five NFC title games, losing four of them. It's not going to one school. The Vikings were hard to move the ball against, both on the ground and through the air and their defense has carried them to the championship game. Or whatever Nick Foles and Case Keenum are capable of burning.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a memo on Friday afternoon asking the public to be aware of unusual signs of exploitation or forced labor - including sex work - in and around Philadelphia. We saw of the worst of them in the second half Sunday vs. the Saints, and they survived in astounding fashion.

Make no mistake. The Minnesota Vikings aren't supposed to be here.

Unlike the Olympics and the Super Bowl, Sunday night's game between the Eagles and Vikings is a single event generally limited to the day of the game.

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