We’ve got new quarterbacks, but otherwise, we have the same two teams that were in the NFC Championship game last year. Both have upgraded at the position. But who will it matter more for?
Carson Wentz has only been back for a couple of weeks. But he appears to be well on his way back to being an MVP-caliber guy. He looked good in his first game back against the Colts and played well against the Titans despite the loss. The offence could use a little more help from the running game; maybe now that Jay Ajayi is back, they’ll get it.
The big question mark surrounding the Vikings is the massive clunker that was the game against Buffalo. Why did the team play so poorly? Was it something systematic? Are Kirk Cousins not as good as advertised? Will the defence be as good as it was last year?
But beyond that game, the Vikings have looked like a team destined to get back to the NFC Championship game. The defence is currently ranked 21st overall, but that is more because of the game against the Rams. It is not indicative of how the unit has been all season.
They are struggling in the run game, but Cousins and the passing game have provided more than enough offence so far.
So—who’s going to win?
This will be a good, close, hard-fought game. But with their ability to throw and run on offence, the Eagles have the edge. Take them (-166.67) to win over the Vikings (+140). But I do not think they will cover the spread (3).
These offences can score some points—take the over (44.5).