It will be the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 2 seed Sunday evening when the Eagles host the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game at the Linc at 6:40 p.m. on FOX. The winner is off to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.
The Eagles advanced Saturday with a 15-10 win over the Falcons. The Vikings advanced with a 29-24 win Sunday over the Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The Eagles are 3-0 in postseason history against the Vikings, their best record against any opponent in playoff history. The only other team the Eagles have beaten three times in the postseason is the Falcons.
In 1980, on the way to the Super Bowl, the Eagles opened the postseason with a 31-16 wild-card win over the Vikings at the Vet. In 2004, the Eagles beat the Vikings 27-14 in the conference semifinal round at the Linc. And in 2008, they went to the Metrodome in Minneapolis and won 26-14 in a wild-card-round game.
The Vikings are 6-16 in franchise history in road playoff games, with the 16 losses coming by an average of 31-14. They’ve only won two road playoff games since 1989, 23-22 over the Giants in 1997, with Randall Cunningham besting Danny Kanell, and 31-17 over the Packers in 2004, with Daunte Culpepper outplaying Brett Favre at Lambeau Field.
The Eagles are 13-13 in franchise history against the Vikings, including a 9-6 mark in Philadelphia and a 3-1 record at the Linc.
The Eagles beat the Vikings 21-10 last October at the Linc, beating former Eagle quarterback Sam Bradford and handing the Vikings their first loss after a 5-0 start.
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur spent 13 years with the Eagles, 1999 through 2008 with Andy Reid and 2013 through 2015 with Chip Kelly. He's considered one of the leading candidates to become head coach of the Cardinals.
The Vikings ranked No. 1 in the NFL in defense this year, allowing just 276 yards and 15.8 points per game during the regular season.
Vikings QB Case Keenum, who played with Kevin Kolb at Houston and Nick Foles with the Rams, completed 68 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 98.3 passer rating.
Adam Thielen was his favorite weapon, with 91 catches for 1,276 yards and four TDs. Stefon Diggs caught 64 for 849 with eight TDs.
Defensive ends Everson Griffen (13.0) and Danielle Hunter (7.0) combined for 20 of the Vikings' 20 sacks.