The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game and are now on their way to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. How ironic is that?
Now the Eagles will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII and seem to be a team of destiny. Picked as underdogs AT HOME, the Eagles flipped the script and became the best NFL underdogs ever.
They said they were the worst team in the 2017 playoffs. They said that they couldn’t win without Wentz. And they all said better luck next year. The Eagles were the No. 1 Seed in the playoffs but no one, and I mean NO ONE outside of Philly gave them a chance. But Nick Foles and the Eagles shocked the football world and won the NFC Championship Game in convincing fashion to give the City of Brotherly Love another chance to win a Super Bowl.
“It was an accepted truth that if the Eagles were to win, it would have to be in rugged, low-scoring fashion. The two defenses were expected to turn the game into a field-position battle as the backup quarterbacks, Foles and Case Keenum, plinked about the field and did what they could with limited opportunity.” Not so.
So much for the expected, or the probable. We have been transported into the land of the unexpected, where a largely immobile backup can have a career day that and shred the best defense in football. And what about that Philly Defense!
So, I ask you, are the Eagles a team of destiny?
Destiny is defined as purpose, calling and future. The Eagles had a storybook season with their storybook quarterback, Carson Wentz. Without him, they said the story was all but over and they would need a miracle. With their trusted but recently untested back up, Nick Foles, the Eagles entered the playoffs needing the miraculous to have a storybook ending. A dominating 38-7 whupping of the Vikings is not a bad start to a glorious finish.
And so far, they’ve got one. As they say, so far, so good. We’ve got one win to go.