After coming off an emotional victory last Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, the Minnesota Vikings just could not put it together against the Nick Foles-led Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles routed the Vikings 38-7 in front of an emotional home crowd at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles defense made quarterback Case Keenum look the guy that we saw play under the guidance of Jeff Fisher in Los Angeles last season. I had no idea that Nick Foles would turn into the quarterback that we saw in 2013 who threw for 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions.
In my prediction post for this matchup, I stated that if the Vikings were to play and host the Super Bowl in front of their home crowd, then they would have a substantial home-field advantage over a team like the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, that will not come to pass; the Vikings could not get anything going on offense that would allow them to get back into the football game.
Going into the offseason, the Vikings have decisions to make in regards to the quarterback position. They must decide whether to resign Case Keenum to a long-term deal or go back to fellow quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater in regards to who will be their starting quarterback going into 2018.
The Minnesota Vikings blew a tremendous opportunity to play the Super Bowl in front of their home crowd in a few weeks, with the challenging schedule that they have next season, this ball club could quickly fall into the pits of mediocrity.
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