Sportz Assassin of AOL’s Fanhouse was nice enough to invite me to participate in a Behind Enemy Lines segment previewing tomorrow’s playoff tilt between the Vikings and the Eagles. I’m having a hard time deciding which of my insights is most brilliant…maybe this one about what advantage I think the Vikes have over Philly:
I think the Vikings have much more of a grinding, never-say-die attitude than the Eagles. You look at the way the season went for Philly, there were games where they just didn’t show up at all, and you sort of scratch your head. The Vikes had some inconsistency in certain areas but there wasn’t a single game where you could say they just packed it in. The Eagles had that game against Baltimore for instance where they just weren’t there at all. If the Eagles somehow can’t find their groove in this game I believe the Vikings can just beat them down — they can be very physical; just ask Aaron Rodgers, Kyle Orton and Kurt Warner. I do know that, no matter what happens, the Vikings will fight to the end. I can’t say that about Philly.
Let’s face it – the Eagles don’t show up for every game. You could argue the Vikings don’t always show up mentally I suppose, but there’s no doubt they fight to the end every single week. You can’t fault this team’s effort – just its decision-making, sometimes.