Vikings win 19-12
Sunday’s matchup will likely not be for those who love to see a ton of points put up on the board. Both of the Vikings and Eagles have very talented defenses and each team’s offense is expected to have a difficult time scoring this weekend.
Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer said earlier this week that Sunday’s game would likely come down to which team is more successful at running the ball. Based on Philadelphia’s recent defensive performances (allowing 106.7 yards on the ground in their last six games), the Vikings should not have a ton of trouble racking up a good amount rushing yards this weekend.
On the defensive side of the ball, stopping Nick Foles and the Eagles’ offense does not look like too tough of a task. Minnesota does not blitz a ton on defense and that should continue on Sunday. However, the Vikings pass-rush should still be able to bring down Foles on multiple occasions.
A solid mistake-free performance by both the offense and defense will lead Minnesota to a win on Sunday and send the team back home to play in the Super Bowl at their very own stadium in two weeks.