Eagles' Jake Elliott projected for minimal action in NFC Championship Game

Annette Crawford
January 19, 2018

Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum. His mobility is a huge strength for this offense and the Vikings offensive line was improved this off season which was essential to the Vikings success this year. Try to keep up. Foles was sent, along with a second and fourth round draft pick, to the Rams, and Sam Bradford and a fifth round draft pick came to Philadelphia.

Keenum and Foles have been friends since their days for the then-St. Served as Carson Wentz's backup for the first 13 games. Bradford traded to Vikings.

Foles went 4-7 in 11 starts for the Rams before he was benched for Keenum. When the Pioneer Press was conducting a phone interview Monday with Roger Staubach, the hall of fame quarterback was informed Keenum was nearby. He began 2013 as the backup to Michael Vick in Kelly's first season in the National Football League and ended up having a sensational year, leading the Eagles to an NFC East title. Keenum was not drafted after setting multiple NCAA passing records at the University of Houston.

Setbacks became a recurring theme for Diggs, who chose to stay in his home state and play for Maryland so his family could watch him more often despite offers from powerhouse programs such as Auburn, Florida and USC. Is this finally the year they break through and win a championship?

He threw 29 TDs and only two picks - including playoffs - and posted a passer rating of 119.2, third highest in league history. Since the second half of the Vikings divisional round game, they only put up six points before their final play of the game. There's less time to recover between plays because it was all about getting to the line in a hurry and keeping the defense from adjusting. The Saints safety dives past him with his head down and knocks over his own teammate.

Foles completed 77 percent (23 of 30) for 246 yards in a 15-10 win over Atlanta last week. If history means anything in the playoffs, then these past miracle situations could indicate that the Vikings will not be so lucky the next time around. That said, one problem that did pop up this week was an injury to Tom Brady.

"When I was in Green Bay I couldn't be Brett Favre", Pederson said. No way? Kurt Warner?

Nick Foles nearly quit the game. Minnesota finished the season with three straight wins, allowing just a total of 17 points.


Vikings fans are pretty familiar with Brees over the years. "But at the same time, we have to worry about the Vikings".

Two backup quarterbacks are fighting for the chance to bring home the Super Bowl's Lombardi Trophy. Spent first three seasons with Eagles. Okay, blind squirrel finds an acorn kind of thing (I won't remind you that I had the Tampa Bay Bucs coming out of the NFC South with the Atlanta Falcons). The Eagles are No. 1 in fewest rushing yards allowed, while the Vikings are No. 2 in the same category.

A win and the Twin Cities will party like it's 1999, at least for the two weeks leading up to the big game at U.S. Bank Stadium. It has been 41 years and five NFC Championship game losses since Minnesota has captured an elusive NFC Title and advanced to a Super Bowl.

The Vikings haven't played for the NFC title since the 2009-10 season.

Now it's Keenum versus Foles.

But if quarterbeacks Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson and Joe Flacco can win Super Bowls, why not Keenum or Foles? Robison joined the Vikings in 2007 and if the they're able to advance to the Super Bowl, stopping Ajayi before he gets momentum behind his pads to truck through the second level of the defense will be vital.

"So we've started now to build out a lot in the stadium".

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