It's very humbling to be up here and to go to the NFC Championship game with the Philadelphia Eagles. The victor of the pool gets to assign me to write about whatever they would like for my weekly newsletter. The remaining expert - Lindsay H. Jones - picked the Vikings not only to win their conference, but also the Super Bowl.
Pederson stressed focus and consistency to his players this week, leading up to the most monumental game of the season. Any great play - even an incredible Stefon Diggs' walkoff touchdown to save the Vikings' season and end the Saints' playoff run - is diminished by the fans' need to wait for a league official in NY to confirm that the play actually happened as witnessed.
Meanwhile, Minnesota Public Radio is preparing for Sunday's big game by paying tribute to some Philadelphia musical artists such as Hall & Oates and The Roots, mixed among some of Twin Cities' best such as Prince. This time it comes against the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's NFC Championship Game with a trip to Super Bowl LII on the line. "We know going into this game that whoever's defense plays better is going to win the game. And like I say, Pat Shurmur (Vikings offensive coordinator) put him in a good position as far as his play calling and kind of playing to his strengths of what he's good at", Graham explained. It was also the worst second-half performance from their defense all season.
Jeffery, who will turn 28 on February 14, made a decision to gamble on a bounce back season and take a one-year contract with the hope of then cashing in after a year with Carson Wentz at quarterback.
WR Alshon Jeffery signals first down in the Eagles' 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He's in the concussion protocol after this hit from New Orleans wideout Michael Thomas.
Everton's James McCarthy Stretchered Off After Suspected Broken Leg
The news will resonate strongly with Ireland and Everton fans, following Seamus Coleman's leg break against Wales a year ago . Only the intervention of McCarthy prevented Rondon from the opportunity of doubling their lead just after the hour.
Thielen, who has been dealing with a lower-back injury this week, was limited in practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.
If Sendejo can't go, Anthony Harris will likely start in his place.
According to Pro Football Focus, Keenum had a 5.1 passer rating when pressured by the Saints.
Morstead was the first player to return to the field, and his sportsmanship is a primary reason Vikings fans have donated more than $167,000 to Morstead's foundation, What You Give Will Grow.
Replay has grown into a monster, something that its NFL godfather, Texas E. Schramm, warned against even while promoting its use and dragging the league's reluctant old guard along for the ride 30 years ago. Given how much the Vikings' offense has been able to endure and outlast the past five months, they'll be the ones standing at the end. Spending 32 seasons in the Metrodome will do that to a team. And, for the second week in a row, the top-seeded Eagles find themselves as home underdogs. All 10 of Atlanta's points against the Eagles came off turnovers: A Jay Ajayi fumble led to a Falcons field goal and a muffed punt resulted in a Falcons touchdown. But their outdoor record, counting both home games and road games, is 22-18 (winning 55 percent of the time).