NFL Research breaks down Eagles' NFC Championship win over Vikings


There was a lot to be impressed by in the Philadelphia Eagles' NFC Championship win Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings' vaunted number-one-ranked defense.

First, the Eagles did something against quarterback Case Keenum and the Vikings that no other team had managed to do all season.

On offense, running back LeGarrette Blount continued an impressive run of touchdowns in the playoffs recently…

… and in comparison to some greats through NFL's history.

Quarterback Nick Foles' toss to wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey was the longest of the year allowed by the Vikings.

By halftime, the Vikings already faced a conference championship deficit no other team had ever overcome in modern times.

Here's something else the Vikings hadn't done all season:

And they did it with some third-down dominance.

Remember that painful NFC Conference Championship loss to the Carolina Panthers? That's about what the Vikings are feeling now.

It was an impressive run of 38 unanswered points that doomed Minnesota.

And that Tom Brady-Nick Foles matchup you'll be hearing a lot about? Here's one way they're not so different.

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