Could The Vikings Be Set To Win Their First Ever Super Bowl?

Annette Crawford
January 13, 2018

There are four teams left playing in each of the two NFL conferences, and that means the end of the football season in sight. The victor of Sunday's game will play either the Falcons or Eagles for a trip to Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis. With the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs and with the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles without Carson Wentz against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend, the possibility of seeing a team play a Super Bowl in their home stadium looks as promising as ever. With the AFC being the designated home team in this year's Super Bowl, the AFC champion would be assigned the Vikings' practice facility and locker room and the NFC champion would practice at the University of Minnesota and get the road locker room. After all, it would be silly for the team playing in a Super Bowl in their home stadium to be kicked out of their own room and practice facility.

The Eagles are the top seed in the NFC but they're a small home underdog on Saturday due to their quarterback situation. If you post a #BringItHome video you will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the game on Sunday!

It is no surprise that the National Football League is a game that centers on quarterback play. Tennessee is the +5000 longshot on the Super Bowl futures.

They are plus-1400 to win the title according to OddsShark, and that's a huge fall considering the way they played during the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles possess the third-longest odds to win Super Bowl LII at 12/1.

The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are plus-200 favorites to win the Super Bowl, followed by the Vikings at plus-375, while the Steelers are next at plus-500.

In the AFC, the Patriots are the clear favorites at 4/7, while the Steelers have the second-best odds at 9/4. The Patriots will be facing off against the Tennessee Titans, who fought through a tough game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Jaguars defense held the Bills to just a single field goal on Sunday in the Wild Card round but they're in trouble on offense. If they succeed in winning in both the quarterfinals and the semifinals, they can face the AFC victor at their home turf at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The NFL has staged 51 Super Bowls, and until this year, the host team never had a home game even in the divisional round of the playoffs.

That will set up a Pittsburgh-Minnesota Super Bowl, and that's a rematch of Super Bowl IX. The 1979 Los Angeles Rams played the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XIV at The Rose Bowl; and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers played the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVIX, played at Stanford Stadium.

Arians sees them making a run like the Pittsburgh Steelers did when they won the Super Bowl over the Seattle Seahawks after sneaking into the playoffs as the final seed.

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