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How The Eagles QB’s Have Powered Them To Super Bowl 52.

 

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For the first time in 13 years, the Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl, after taking down the Vikings 38-7. The Eagles are hoping to lay claim to there first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history when they face the AFC Champion Patriots. This will mark only the third trip to the big game for the Eagles, the fist being in 1981 when they lost to Oakland 27-10.  24 years later, the Eagles returned to the Super Bowl to challenge the Patriots.  It was a close game, but Philly would lose 24-21.  Since then, they have only made it to two NFC Championship games, the ’09 game vs Arizona which they lost 32-25, and now here, in 2018 winning over the Vikings in dominating fashion! Image result for carson wentz 2017 vs cardinals

For the Eagles, this has been a season of both great success, and great challenge. In the first 9 weeks, the Eagles got off to a white hot start going 8-1 over that stretch with Carson Wentz leading them to victory. His best game over that span was vs Arizona Where he threw for 304 yds and 4 TDs. They were in fine form heading in to the bye week and were heavy favorites to be the number 1 seed in the playoffs.

With dominating wins over Chicago and Dallas, it appeared that the Eagles were invincible, then came the time to travel to Los Angeles where the Eagles were locked in a close match with a fellow NFC heavy wight. Wentz was leading his team down the field losing 28-24 to the Rams late in the 3rd quarter. Philly had 1st and goal on the LA 2 yard line, Wentz took the snap, faded out to his left and charged the goal line for the score.  But with that touchdown came the worse news a team can hear, that there starting QB has torn his ACL. Wentz was done for the season. To most people the loss of Wentz signaled the end of Philly’s play-off hopes. Even Coach Pederson echoed these thoughts.Image result for carson wentz 2017 injury

“We’ve been kicked to the curb since Carson got hurt.”

 

The Eagles went on to beat the Rams with Backup QB and former Eagles starter, Nick Foles. In 2013 he lead them to the play-offs with a 10-6 record. Foles has bounced around the league, being  traded to the Rams in 2015, then to the Chiefs in 2016, and now he has returned to the city of brotherly love to lead his team in the post-season once again.  With Foles at the helm, Philly won 2 of there next 3 games and locking up home field advantage through out the NFC playoffs.

After a close, hard fought win vs the Falcons in the Divisional round and a complete beating vs the Vikings in the Championship game, Nick Foles will be leading the Eagles to try and bring home a Lombardi Trophy for Philadelphia, one that they have waited a long time for.

Nick Foles had an absolutely magnificent game vs Minnesota, completing 26-33 passes for 352 yds, 3TDs and no interceptions. All in all, mistake free football from the Philly QB.

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The 2017 Eagles showed us that with a quality backup, losing a QB is not the end of your season, even in this quarterback driven league.  In a city known for it’s tough, hard nose, never quit attitude, this team embodied that spirit to the max. Carson Wentz’s accomplishments got the Eagles to the post season, and Nick Foles’ grit got them to Minnesota. Only one game stands between the Philadelphia Eagles and a victory that has eluded them for over 50 years.

Here’s to you Philly

Fly Eagles Fly.

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