But we're confident in our defense, too. There isn't a defensive line in the National Football League that puts more pressure on opposing quarterbacks than the Eagles, so the Vikings' offensive line will have to be at their best to keep Keenum upright.
The Vikings last faced the Eagles in the playoffs in the '08 season and lost in the wild card round. He will certainly have his hands full come Sunday.
"We always have the mind-set every week that we are the best", defensive end and sacks leader Brandon Graham said.
"I do think it will be the Vikings against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but I don't care who he roots for because for me it's all about the Vikings". I think [Rhodes] is a much better player. "But you can compare the exhilaration of the fans and the feeling you get when you win".
Perhaps the biggest similarity that the Eagles and Vikings share is their goal of reaching Super Bowl LII.
The Vikings are looking for their first berth in the Super Bowl since the '76 season in Super Bowl XI.
They are underdogs again against the Vikings - another first, as no top seed has ever been an underdog twice - but Pennsylvania state Sen. The Vikings claimed Carter off waivers from Philly, and he blossomed into one of the best receivers not just of his time, but ever.
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Turnovers are what kept the Falcons in the game against Philadelphia last week.
Carter is an all-time Vikings great so it's a cool move to make him an honorary captain no matter the situation; but this is also just an excellent troll maneuver by the Vikings to do it against the Eagles, who cut Carter and then saw him go on to greatness with Sunday's opponent.
I'm interested to see if the speed aspect of Agholor's game can play a big part in the Eagles potentially getting the job done on Sunday.
The key to the Eagles defense is the front four of ends Graham and Vinny Curry, and tackles Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan. This will allow the Eagles to move the football down the field against a stout Vikings defense that is going to eat up a pretty pedestrian Philadelphia run game.
Sherels aggressively fielded a punt in the first quarter with not a lot of room to work, made a couple of guys miss, and raced up the right sideline for almost 20 yards before being slammed to the turf by Saints punter Thomas Morstead, who injured his ribs making the tackle. They led 17-0, although the Saints did have 92 yards in penalties, including an illegal-motion penalty that nullified a touchdown pass.
Rashad has watched Vikings games throughout the season with Jordan, and said he has turned him into a fan. According to the team's official injury report, Thielen is questionable for the NFC Championship, as well as safety Andrew Sendejo and defensive back Mackensie Alexander. A lot of times coaches will force the style of play they want on their personnel and that has not been the case with Keenum and Schurmur.