Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Foles overcome all odds to advance to Super Bowl 52

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The Philadelphia Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since 2005 after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship.

After watching the Minnesota Vikings score a touchdown on the opening drive of the NFC Championship, the Philadelphia Eagles seemed like they were going to be in for a long outing against the NFC North champions, especially since they have been considered underdogs the entire postseason. Instead, the Eagles not only defeated the Vikings to advance to their first Super Bowl since 2005, but did so in amazing fashion after coming through with the 38-7 win.

Prior to Sunday, everybody knew Philadelphia had a chance to defeat Minnesota, but nobody could have ever predicted they would pull off the victory the way they did when looking at how the two teams compared on paper. There’s a reason why the Vikings were considered favorites on the road in a tough atmosphere when considering Mike Zimmer‘s squad had one of the top overall teams on paper, but this outcome was completely unexpected after seeing how this team played throughout the regular season along with the Divisional Round meeting with the New Orleans Saints.

If there’s anything to takeaway from the Eagles this season, it would be this team deserves all of the credit in the world for overcoming all of the obstacles they were forced to face from an injury perspective ranging from Jason Peters to Carson Wentz. In fact, a little over a month ago, Philadelphia was written off by a majority of football fans since nobody every imagined Nick Foles would be capable to lead this team on a Super Bowl run, but here they are one more win away from earning their first Super Bowl win in franchise history, despite all of the odds being against them.

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While Foles didn’t have the most impressive game against the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round, he was able to get into a good enough rhythm against the Vikings to a point in which he ended up throwing for 352 passing yards to go along with three touchdowns. Thanks to a performance like this, Foles has given all of the hope in the world to Philadelphia fans that thought their season was over back in December, and if they can defeat Minnesota the way they did, why shouldn’t this team feel confident against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52?