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2017 NFL NFC Championship Game open thread: Eagles vs. Vikings

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Minnesota Vikings v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images

Greetings, Raider fans! After the kick in the gut we just saw in New England, there’s one more game this afternoon. It’s the NFC Championship Game between the #1 seed Philadelphia Eagles and the #2 seed Minnesota Vikings. Should the Vikings win this game, they will be the first team to play in the Super Bowl in their own stadium.

Philadelphia had a hard-fought victory last week against the Falcons, and their defense clamped down on an explosive Atlanta offense while their offense did just enough to win. The Vikings, on the other hand, decided not to play defense at all in the second half against the Saints, and won on a play that now has its own name and Wikipedia article and is being trademarked by the Vikings themselves.

If the Eagles thought it was hard to move the ball against Atlanta, they’re going to have a much more difficult time against these Vikings. This one might be a low-scoring affair.

You can watch this game at 3:30 PM Pacific on FOX.