When: January 21st, at 6:40 EST
Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Vikings Look to Build off Dramatic Win Against The Saints
You can bet your last dollar every defender on the Philadelphia Eagles has spent lots of time watching tapes of the “Seven Heaven” play that lead to the Stefon Diggs last-second touchdown that brought the New Orleans Saint’s postseason run to an unexpected end.
The Minnesota Vikings and the Eagles are set to meet on Jan. 21 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The NFC Championship Game starts at 6:40 pm EST. Fox will broadcast the event live.
Diggs along with Adam Thielen were a major part of the Vikings’ offense during the game against the Saints and the Birdmen’s offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will likely lean on them once again when they collide with the Saints. At this point in the season, these two have established themselves as reliable assets on the offensive end.
The Eagles’ run defense has been one of the best all season long, making it very hard for opponents to run the ball up the middle. That means an effective passing game is even more crucial for the Eagles on Sunday.
Expect the Vikings to attack the flanks as they look for a weakness in the Eagles’ extremely stingy defense.
Quarterback Case Keenum will have his work cut out for him on Sunday. He struggled with avoiding pressure during the entire season, and he was sacked seven times by the Saints who aren’t exactly one of the best pass-rushing teams in the league.
The Eagles’ defense, on the other hand, have been very effective pressuring opposing quarterbacks, so Brandon Graham and the rest of Philadelphia’s defenders will be eager to get their hands around him.
Nick Foles might be a backup quarterback, but he was able to effectively manage the game for the Eagles during the Divisional Round, completing 23 out of 30 passes for 246 yards without giving up the ball. He was sacked only once during the contest. A testament to Foles’ ability to get rid of the ball quickly and the Eagles’ offensive line.
Foles’ performance last Sunday becomes even more impressive when you factor in the fact he didn’t get much help from the Eagles running crew. Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount – the Eagles’ primary running backs – rushed for only 73 yards on 24 carries.
Despite their struggles running the ball, the Eagles remained committed to their ground game against the Falcons. You can expect more of the same against Minnesota.
The Vikings are -3 favorites heading into the contest.
How To Watch The NFC Championship
The game is on FOX but cord-cutters can still watch the game. Here are some services that will allow you to stream the game online.
DirecTV NOW offers FOX as a part of all of their packages, including the base “Live A Little” package. 60 channels are included for $35/month with the option to add movie channels for an extra $5 to $8 per month.
Give it a try before subscribing, there’s a FREE TRIAL.
Sling TV does have one big drawback in terms of allowing you to stream in that the FOX network is not available in all locations. So, before deciding that Sling TV is the way to go when it comes to streaming the event, make sure that you live in an area that provides the network.
If you do, simply go to the Sling WEBSITE. When prompted to choose your preferred channel package, make sure that said package includes Fox. After this, just finish following the on-screen prompts and you will be ready to go!
YouTube TV includes FOX in addition to over 50 other channels for $35/month. You also get other major networks ABC, NBC, and CBS, plus more. You also get 5 ESPN channels, 3 FOX Sports Channels, and CBS Sports. If you love sports, this might be the service for you.
Hulu With Live TV
Hulu With Live TV costs $39.99/month for over 50 channels including network stations like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. You also get access to the full Hulu on demand library. They offer a free trial if this sounds like the streaming service for you.
FOX is a network station so you can watch on an over-the-air antenna. A HD antenna can be combined with your streaming services to give you a wide range of entertainment options. Devices like the AirTV Player can be combined with your digital antenna so you can access your streaming services and your antenna all in one place.
That’s the info that you need to know. Be sure to catch the game.
It’s at 6:40 pm EST on Fox.