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Foles, Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and sideline already were dancing.

A bit later, after their stunning and resounding 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings earned them the NFC championship, they listened as nearly 70,000 made the Linc shake with ''Fly Eagles Fly.''

Hey Philly, you're in the Super Bowl.

''It was electric. The fans are awesome,'' All-Pro tackle Lane Johnson said.

''We're going there to prove we belong,'' added Brandon Graham of the meeting with the AFC champion Patriots in two weeks.

And maybe it's time for everyone to put aside Carson Wentz's injury. Nick Foles might be good enough to win the Eagles their first NFL title since 1960.

Foles was on fire Sunday night against the stingiest scoring defense in the NFL. Next up after their most-lopsided playoff victory: the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2005, against the team that beat them then.

Foles replaced the injured Wentz in Game 13 and finished off a rise from last place last season to first in the NFC East. There were plenty of doubters entering the playoffs, but the former starter in Philadelphia (15-3) under another regime has been brilliant.

''I just think you've got to keep going at it,'' Foles said. ''And we all believe in each other. I'm blessed to have amazing teammates, amazing coaches. Everyone here that's a part of the Philadelphia Eagles organization is first class.''

Foles' best work might have come against Minnesota (14-4) and its vaunted defense that was torn apart in every manner. Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, showing poise, escapability and moxie in going 26 for 33.

''I'm so happy for Nick and the offense,'' said coach Doug Pederson, ''and for Nick, everything he's been through and battled, he stayed the course and we all believed in him.''

Foles was helped greatly by the Eagles' domination on defense and a spectacular weaving 50-yard interception return TD by Patrick Robinson. Philadelphia ruined the Vikings' hopes of being the first team to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium.

Instead, the Eagles will seek their first Super Bowl crown in Minnesota on Feb. 4; their last championship came in 1960.

''I'm so proud of our players,'' team owner Jeffrey Lurie said. ''The resilience this group of men has is unequaled.''

OVER AT HALFTIME: Minnesota made it look easy at the outset, driving 75 yards on nine plays, each of which gained yardage. The payoff was a 25-yard throw from Case Keenum to Kyle Rudolph well behind linebacker Najee Goode as Philadelphia's defense looked confused on the play.

That didn't happen again for Philly.

Defensive end Chris Long had a huge hand in Robinson's 50-yard interception return. Long burst in from the left side and got his arm on Keenum to disrupt the throw for Adam Thielen. The ball went directly to Robinson, who sped down the left side, then made a sharp cut to the right and got a superb block from Ronald Darby to reach the end zone.

Inspired, Philly's D forced a three-and-out, the Foles led the Eagles on a 12-play, 75-yard masterpiece of a drive. LeGarrette Blount showed all his power and escapability on an 11-yard surge up the middle for a 14-7 lead.

Turnovers, something Minnesota rarely committed with an NFC-low 14 during the season, hurt again and not only ended a solid drive, but set up more Philly points. On third down from the Eagles 15, Keenum was blindsided by rookie Derek Barnett, and the ball bounced directly to Long.

It was only the second strip-sack the Vikings have been victimized by all season.

A blown coverage - another rarity for Minnesota - on third-and-10 allowed Alshon Jeffery to get wide open for a 53-yard TD, and Philadelphia tacked on Jake Elliott's 38-yard field goal to make it 24-3 at halftime.

''Credit to Philadelphia, they got after us pretty good tonight and we didn't do enough good things,'' Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.

''I'm still proud of my football team with the way they worked all year. The way they went about their business. The way they competed all year and tonight we didn't get it done.''

BACK TO THE BIG GAME: Long won the Super Bowl last year with the Patriots, as did Blount. Now they return on the other side.

QUICK DRIVE: Philadelphia got the ball with 29 seconds remaining in the first half at its 20. Foles hit passes of 11 yards to Jay Ajayi, 36 to Zach Ertz and 13 to Ajayi before Elliott's field goal to end the half.

THIRD DOWNS: Minnesota was the league's best team defending third downs and was third in converting them. Yet Philadelphia went 10 for 14.

STATS

Jeffery caught TD passes of 53 and 5 yards and had five receptions for 85 yards. Ertz was free seemingly all night and finished with eight catches for 93 yards. Torrey Smith had a 41-yard TD catch against double coverage in the third period.

Keenum finished 28 of 48 for 271 yards, with two picks, a lost fumble and the TD throw to Rudolph. The Vikings' previously staunch defense yielded 456 yards.

NEXT UP

Philadelphia can look forward to facing New England in Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. The Patriots are a 5- to 6-point favorite.

Minnesota returns home to watch two other teams play at its stadium for the Lombardi Trophy.

''We would've loved to play in the Super Bowl if it was in China,'' Zimmer said.

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Key Players
C. Keenum 7 QB
271 PaYds, PaTD, 2 INTs, 8 RuYds
10
FPTS
N. Foles 9 QB
352 PaYds, 3 PaTDs
32
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 14:10
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones. PENALTY on MIN-A.Barr, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
7
38
Touchdown 14:10
N.Foles pass short middle to A.Jeffery for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
92
yds
7:11
pos
7
37
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:05
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
31
Touchdown 10:05
N.Foles pass deep left to T.Smith for 41 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
4:55
pos
7
30
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
J.Elliott 38 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
4
plays
60
yds
0:29
pos
7
24
Point After TD 1:09
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 1:09
N.Foles pass deep right to A.Jeffery for 53 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
76
yds
2:07
pos
7
20
Point After TD 13:37
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 13:37
L.Blount right tackle for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
75
yds
6:20
pos
7
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:26
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:26
C.Keenum pass short right intended for A.Thielen INTERCEPTED by P.Robinson (C.Long) at 50. P.Robinson for 50 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Quarterback's arm hit by #56 Chris Long.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
7
6
Point After TD 10:14
K.Forbath extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Overbaugh, Holder-R.Quigley.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 10:14
C.Keenum pass deep left to K.Rudolph for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
4:46
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 25:56 34:04
1st Downs 22 27
Rushing 4 7
Passing 17 19
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 6-13 10-14
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 333 456
Total Plays 67 64
Avg Gain 5.0 7.1
Net Yards Rushing 70 110
Rush Attempts 18 30
Avg Rush Yards 3.9 3.7
Net Yards Passing 263 346
Comp. - Att. 28-48 26-33
Yards Per Pass 5.5 10.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-8 1-6
Penalties - Yards 2-19 4-55
Touchdowns 1 5
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 3-48.3 3-43.3
Return Yards 0 60
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-10
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-50
Kicking 1/1 6/6
Extra Points 1/1 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-3 -0% 2-2 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Vikings 14-4 70007
Eagles 15-3 7177738
263 PASS YDS 346
70 RUSH YDS 110
333 TOTAL YDS 456
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Keenum 7 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 271 1 2 63.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 3818 23 9 95.2
C. Keenum 28/48 271 1 2 10
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. McKinnon 21 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
160 610 3
J. McKinnon 10 40 0 10 12
L. Murray 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
222 860 8
L. Murray 6 18 0 6 2
C. Keenum 7 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 168 1
C. Keenum 1 8 0 8 10
J. Wright 17 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
J. Wright 1 4 0 4 5
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. McKinnon 21 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 11 86 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 507 2
J. McKinnon 12 11 86 0 13 12
S. Diggs 14 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 8 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 72 919 8
S. Diggs 12 8 70 0 22 7
J. Wright 17 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 249 2
J. Wright 6 3 51 0 33 5
A. Thielen 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 3 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 94 1304 4
A. Thielen 9 3 28 0 12 2
K. Rudolph 82 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 25 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 557 9
K. Rudolph 4 1 25 1 25 8
L. Murray 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 114 0
L. Murray 2 2 11 0 11 2
L. Treadwell 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 200 0
L. Treadwell 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Smith 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
67-17 5 1.0
H. Smith 6-0 0.0 0 0
A. Harris 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-3 0 0.0
A. Harris 6-1 0.0 0 0
E. Kendricks 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
73-46 1 1.0
E. Kendricks 6-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hunter 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-19 0 8.0
D. Hunter 5-1 1.0 0 0
A. Sendejo 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-26 2 0.0
A. Sendejo 4-0 0.0 0 0
T. Newman 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-10 1 0.0
T. Newman 4-0 0.0 0 0
L. Joseph 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-30 0 3.0
L. Joseph 3-2 0.0 0 0
T. Johnson 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Griffen 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-14 0 13.0
E. Griffen 2-0 0.0 0 0
X. Rhodes 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-12 2 0.0
X. Rhodes 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Waynes 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-9 2 1.0
T. Waynes 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Barr 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-25 0 1.0
A. Barr 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Johnson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Johnson 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Hill 69 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Hill 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Thielen 19 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Thielen 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Alexander 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 1 0.0
M. Alexander 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Robison 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 0 4.0
B. Robison 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Forbath 2 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
32/38 35/40
K. Forbath 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Quigley 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 48.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
74 42.4 29
R. Quigley 3 48.3 0 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
N. Foles 9 QB
32
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.8% 352 3 0 141.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.9% 889 8 2 95.0
N. Foles 26/33 352 3 0 32
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Ajayi 36 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 73 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
226 946 1
J. Ajayi 18 73 0 16 9
L. Blount 29 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 21 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
179 787 3
L. Blount 6 21 1 11 8
C. Clement 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 341 4
C. Clement 2 20 0 14 2
N. Agholor 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
N. Agholor 1 0 0 0 5
N. Sudfeld 7 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 18 0
N. Sudfeld 3 -4 0 -1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Ertz 86 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 8 93 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 82 917 8
Z. Ertz 8 8 93 0 36 9
A. Jeffery 17 WR
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 85 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 874 11
A. Jeffery 5 5 85 2 53 20
T. Smith 82 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 69 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 499 3
T. Smith 8 5 69 1 41 12
N. Agholor 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 65 827 8
N. Agholor 4 3 59 0 42 5
J. Ajayi 36 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 184 1
J. Ajayi 3 3 26 0 13 9
T. Burton 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 260 5
T. Burton 2 1 12 0 12 1
C. Clement 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 131 2
C. Clement 1 1 8 0 8 2
B. Celek 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 130 1
B. Celek 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Hollins 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 226 1
M. Hollins 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Kendricks 95 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-24 0 2.0
M. Kendricks 6-2 0.0 0 0
C. Graham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-4 3 0.0
C. Graham 5-0 0.0 1 0
R. Darby 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-6 3 0.0
R. Darby 5-2 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
65-27 0 1.0
N. Bradham 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Jenkins 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-14 2 1.0
M. Jenkins 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Mills 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-13 3 0.0
J. Mills 3-0 0.0 0 0
F. Cox 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 0 5.0
F. Cox 3-0 0.0 0 0
P. Robinson 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-8 5 1.0
P. Robinson 2-0 0.0 1 0
C. Long 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-8 0 5.0
C. Long 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Barnett 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 6.0
D. Barnett 2-0 1.0 0 1
R. McLeod 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-16 3 0.0
R. McLeod 1-1 0.0 0 0
V. Curry 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-18 0 3.0
V. Curry 1-1 0.0 0 0
N. Goode 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-5 0 0.0
N. Goode 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Vaeao 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
D. Vaeao 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Allen 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 1.0
B. Allen 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Elliott 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
27/32 44/47
J. Elliott 1/1 38 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Jones 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 43.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
70 45.2 24
D. Jones 3 43.3 3 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Barner 38 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 8.9 76 0
K. Barner 1 10.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 25 4:46 9 75 TD
8:29 MIN 29 2:03 6 14 INT
6:26 MIN 25 1:29 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 MIN 25 1:43 3 8 Punt
9:19 MIN 15 6:03 11 61 Fumble
1:09 MIN 25 0:40 6 22 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:05 MIN 25 3:44 12 68 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:10 MIN 40 1:41 6 20 Downs
9:39 MIN 10 3:47 11 75 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:14 PHI 25 1:45 4 17 Punt
4:57 PHI 25 6:20 12 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 PHI 30 2:35 6 14 Punt
3:16 PHI 24 2:07 7 76 TD
0:29 PHI 20 0:29 4 60 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PHI 25 4:55 8 75 TD
6:21 PHI 8 7:11 12 92 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 PHI 40 2:50 3 5 Punt
5:52 PHI 7 5:52 9 36 Game