Nick Foles Knows Challenge Vs. NFL's No. 1 Defense

"I think they are the best defense we've faced this year", said Reich.

Finally, the coaching decisions made by Doug Pederson were spot on for his first time being at the helm during a playoff game. The Vikings flaunt a Pro Bowl or All-Pro at every level of their defense - corner, safety, linebacker and defensive line.

The Eagles, rest assured, will use that last play as an example of over-coaching. And both teams are lights out in the red zone. Their four scoring drives averaged 11.25 plays, including two scoring drives of 14 plays.

After a pair of shaky outings in a 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders and a 6-0 setback to the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Nick Foles was under the gun a bit as the payoffs began. Good luck trying to extend drives against the Vikings.

It says: 'Bring it home.' That's what we're going to do. "Our scouts have done a good job of identifying the guys, and then I think the coaches have done a good job of communicating to those guys the kinds of players that we need - and the kind of people that we need, probably more importantly".

Zimmer addressed the Eagles defense and what it does well.

1 defense in total yards allowed, total yards per game and points allowed per game. The fact the high-stakes game they're attending, the NFC Championship between the and host, will be quarterbacked by and. It was old school, and a lot like the Eagles will oppose this week, former Philly offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur directing the Vikings. The Vikings finished the regular season as No. 1 in both yards allowed (275.9 yards per game) and points given up (15.8 points per game), while the Eagles were No. 4 in both categories-306.5 ypg. and 18.4 ppg. Bradford and Shurmur reunited after Minnesota sent a first-round draft pick in 2017 and conditional fourth-rounder in 2018 to Philly, just eight days before the start of the season.

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For the first hour of the third session, it seemed little could go wrong for South Africa , even when de Villiers dragged one on. He kept flirting the ball on the fifth stump line occasionally, but the pitch behaved more generously towards the batsmen.

Can the Vikings, who are one win away from becoming the NFL's first team to play the Super Bowl in its home stadium, recreate the same intensity for the second straight week?

The Eagles' offense, despite losing both quarterback Carson Wentz and left tackle Jason Peters for the season, staying among one of the best in the National Football League is a credit to Pederson and the job he has done calling plays.

An anxious Saints fan holds his head as he looks watches the game at Walk On's Bistreaux and Bar on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. And they might have to rely on Pederson's courage and ingenuity to do so.

It was different circumstances when the Eagles and Vikings played last season because Bradford was the quarterback and the Vikings had a depleted offensive line, but Schwartz blitzed more than usual and the Eagles defense pummeled the then-undefeated Vikings. Everson Griffin leads the Vikings with 13 sacks. The quarterback was a sixth-year journeyman who everyone expected to come back to earth.

There's reason for Eagles fans to be encouraged. "Just make sure you take them off when you go through security". Minnesota ranked first in the National Football League this season in third-down defense, allowing just a 25-percent conversion rate. The Vikings reached the NFC title game in 2009 with Brett Favre, but lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Saints ...

-Sam Smith is the Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage Vikings and Full Press Coverage NFC North.


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