And to think, it would have only taken 13 years for the Eagles and Patriots to have a Super Bowl rematch that ends in an upset. They lost to a team that played better than them.
The Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday to win the AFC title. The win put the Eagles in the Super Bowl and thousands of their fans will be headed to Minneapolis for the game February 4.
In what was expected to be a defensive game, the Eagles showed otherwise as they dismantled the defense of Minnesota through the accurate passing of quarterback Nick Foles who completed 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns. We will always remember your 369 yards and three touchdowns versus Tampa Bay. They taunted them. They even carried a banner with a naughty word taunting Millie Wall, the 99-year-old lifelong Vikings fan who is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
On Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC Conference Championship, bringing them head to head with the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl.
Despite playing the role of underdog, the Philadelphia Eagles made their way back to the Super Bowl.
“We talked back then that this was sort of a precursor for hopefully for this opportunity”, Pederson said when asked about the similarities between that week and next week, when the Eagles will be in Minneapolis for the week leading up to the February 4 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
It was the Eagles who had all the fun after that.
Sure did. After the Vikings (14-4) took a 7-0 lead on the game’s opening drive, it was all Philadelphia (15-3). The overall viewership for Sunday’s two games dipped compared to past year. “Coming out here and stick together and (we) come away with an awesome victory against a great team”. Of course, it’s the New England Patriots. The Dolphins were 7-2 on that magical afternoon, however, and Shula, in his wildest scramble since having to start halfback Tom Matte at quarterback in his Baltimore Colts days, had not given up hope. Their only stumble since September was a 27-20 loss at the Dolphins on December 11.
“I heard that’s the one stadium you keep your family from going to”, Thompson said of the Linc to the Washington Post. I know that’s cliché, but it’s true. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday was a little scary. “I’m not gonna tell you any stories … there was some situations that were not good”.
Clement also has 10 receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
“It’s a special feeling to not be done and to still have our goal of winning a Super Bowl right there in front of us”, he said.