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Eagles advance to Super Bowl LII

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles are the New England Patriots opponents in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota in two weeks. The Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, in the NFC Championship game on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This will be the Eagles third Super Bowl appearance. This; however, will be the second-time the Eagles and Patriots will be playing in the Super Bowl.

The Patriots won 24-21 over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6th, 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Eagles improved to 15-3 on the season. The Vikings ended their season with a 14-4 record. Minnesota becomes the latest team, who failed to play in the Super Bowl at their home facility.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had a career game. He had three touchdowns, including to two Alston Jeffery.

Jeffery caught a 53-yard touchdown reception. He also caught a five-yard touchdown reception.

Torrey Smith also caught a 41-yard touchdown reception.

LeGarrette Blount also had an 11-yard rushing touchdown. Patrick Robinson intercepted Vikings quarterback Case Keenum then returned it for a 50-yard pick-six.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott also made a 38-yard field goal.

Keenum hit Kyle Rudolph for 25-yard touchdown reception on the opening possession of the game.

Eagles kicker Nick Foles went 26 of 33 for 352 passing yards. He also had three touchdowns.

Jay Ajayi had 18 carries for 73 yards. Blount had six carries for 21 yards and a touchdown. Corey Clement had two carries for 20 yards.

Zach Ertz has eight receptions for 93 yards. Jeffery had five receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Smith also had five receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Nelson Agholor had three receptions for 59 yards.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott also made a field goal.

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum went 28 of 48 for 271 passing yards. He also had a touchdown and two interceptions.

Jerick McKinnon had 10 carries for 40 yards. Latavius Murray also had six carries for 18 yards.

McKinnon had 11 receptions for 86 yards. Stefon Diggs has eight receptions for 70 yards. Jarius Wright has three receptions for 51 yards. Rudolph also had a 25-yard touchdown reception.


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