By The Associated Press
Jan. 20, 2018
MINNESOTA (14-3) vs. PHILADELPHIA (14-3)
Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Vikings by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Minnesota 12-4-1, Philadelphia 11-5-1
SERIES RECORD — Tied 13-13
LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Vikings 21-10, Oct. 23, 2016
LAST WEEK — Vikings beat Saints 29-24; Eagles beat Falcons 15-10
AP PRO32 RANKING — Vikings No. 2, Eagles No. 5
VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (7), PASS (11).
VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (2).
EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (3), PASS (13).
EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (1), PASS (17).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Eagles are 3-0 vs. Vikings in playoffs. ... Vikings seeking first trip to Super Bowl in 41 years. Eagles seeking first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years. Neither team has won a Super Bowl. ... Vikings are 6-16 on road in playoffs. ... Vikings were 6-2 on road this season. ... Minnesota led NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (275.9) for first time since 1993 and also allowed fewest points (15.8). ... Vikings held opponents to 25.2 percent conversion on third downs, best mark in league. ... Offense converted 43.5 percent on third down, third in league. ... QB Case Keenum was second in NFL with 67.6 completion percentage. ... RB Latavius Murray had 842 yards rushing and eight TDs. RB Jerick McKinnon had 570 yards rushing and three TDs. ... WR Adam Thielen was fifth in NFL with 1,276 yards receiving and eighth with 91 receptions. ... DE Everson Griffen tied for fourth in league with career-high 13 sacks. ... LB Eric Kendricks has led team in tackles each of his first three seasons. His brother, Mychal, is LB for Philadelphia. ... All-Pro S Harrison Smith tied career high with five picks. ... WR Stefon Diggs had 137 yards receiving vs. Saints last week, including 61-yard game-winning reception on final play. ... Eagles have reached conference championship six times since 2000, most appearances by NFC team in that span. ... Eagles in NFC championship game for first time since losing 32-25 at Arizona on Jan. 18, 2009. ... Eagles host NFC title game for first time since beating Atlanta 27-10 on Jan. 23, 2005. ... Philadelphia is 14-7 at home in playoffs, including 5-3 at Linc. ... Eagles are 14-3 at home under coach Doug Pederson, best home record in NFL over last two seasons. ... Philly has outscored opponents 244-117 at home this season. ... QB Nick Foles set franchise playoff record with 76.7 completion percentage vs. Falcons. ... Foles has completed 46 of 63 (73 percent) for 441 yards, two TDs, no picks and 102.7 passer rating in two playoff starts. ... RB LeGarrette Blount scored ninth career postseason rushing TD last week. ... RB Jay Ajayi had 98 scrimmage yards (54 rushing, 44 receiving) vs. Atlanta. ... K Jake Elliott's 53-yard field goal vs. Falcons last week was longest in team's postseason history. Elliott is 6 of 7 from 50 or more yards, but he's 39 of 43 on extra points and missed one against Atlanta.
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