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The Vikings fans and staff are highly underestimating my Eagles. This is mainly due to Foles being the starter. He's not Wentz, but he is more than a capable QB, and do not be surprised at how well he plays on Sunday. However, our running game is what will be the key. Jay Ajayi is a monster back, and will be tough for the Vikings D to stop, in coordination with our tight ends. Our D is #1 against the run so it will be on all on your QB.

As I stated. We like the underdog role. We heard the same thing all week before the Atlanta game and look what happened, and I truly believe Atlanta's offense is more explosive than the Vikings.

I'm born and raised and still reside in Philly. We are anticipating the Vikings arrival.

Overall, it will be a tough game, but do not be surprised to find your team on the losing end of this one.

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I think a lot of fans are assuming Philly will roll over and let the Vikings have their way, but there is no way that is happening. This game worries me because of Philly's defense. Their OL Is good too, and we've struggled lately against even bad OLs. The one advantage we have is I think overall our defense is better. But not by much.
This will be a good game. If either team scores 20, i think that team will win.

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The Vikings fans and staff are highly underestimating my Eagles. This is mainly due to Foles being the starter. He's not Wentz, but he is more than a capable QB, and do not be surprised at how well he plays on Sunday. However, our running game is what will be the key. Jay Ajayi is a monster back, and will be tough for the Vikings D to stop, in coordination with our tight ends. Our D is #1 against the run so it will be on all on your QB.

As I stated. We like the underdog role. We heard the same thing all week before the Atlanta game and look what happened, and I truly believe Atlanta's offense is more explosive than the Vikings.

I'm born and raised and still reside in Philly. We are anticipating the Vikings arrival.

Overall, it will be a tough game, but do not be surprised to find your team on the losing end of this one.

E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!


Welcome. First of all, I'm not sure how you figure our staff is underestimating the Eagles. Unless you have some insider knowledge that's made-up nonsense trying to fit into a preconceived narrative. So that goes out the window. I don't know about a lot of fans but I know I'm not underestimating them. They're here for a reason.

These are two very evenly-matched teams with "backup" quarterbacks at the helm. You have the advantage playing at home and outdoors and Keenum didn't exactly light the world on fire the last time he played in cold weather in Green Bay. Your defense is scary. But don't forget, so is ours.

You mention the Eagles "#1 rush defense." That's absolutely true and a total of 4 yards/game better than the #2 rush defense. Care to guess which team that might be?

Philly finished the season #17 in passing yards allowed/game. Who do you think was #2 in that category? Hint it's the same team that only allowed 13 total passing TDs all season (#1 in the league) and the same one referenced above.

Jay Ajayi is a "monster back"? He's racked up 155 rushing yards (0 rushing scores) combined over his last three games and is averaging less than 50 yards in the last six. Conversely, Latavius Murray has rushed for 230 yards (3 rushing scores) and averaging 66 yards/game. If Jay Ajayi is a "monster" then what is Murray? (Note: I do not believe Murray is anything special here as a runner and am more of an advocate for McKinnon, though I suspect he will only get a handful of touches). Ajayi is certainly not better than Mark Ingram, who we just stuffed to the tune of 10 carries for 25 yards (2.5 YPC). I suspect we're going to focus on the run and dare Foles to beat us. This season QBs that aren't destined for the Hall of Fame have fared poorly. Unless you think Foles is Canton-bound, expecting him to carry this game is ill-advised.

It will be largely a defensive game. Which defense can make the opposing offense's life more miserable and then perhaps capitalize off forced mistakes. I'm not under the guise that Case is going to have a particularly good day. He just needs to not have a terrible one. Foles can be serviceable, though he's been...uninspiring the last couple of games. I suspect Zimmer will do some things to confuse him and make his life difficult.

Your secondary is good (particularly your safeties). Ours is better, including our corners. Offensive lines are close, though I give the nod to yours. Defensive lines are close, and I'm particularly concerned about Cox taking over. Your TEs are really the only threat on offense I see (though we'll have to be mindful of Agholor).

Hopefully the weather and the refs are not much of a factor. This team has something special going. They're going to fight hard to Bring It Home to Minneapolis. Turnovers, Fletcher Cox and self-inflicted penalties are what I'm most worried about. Should be a good one.

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I'll just leave this right here....

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All I can say is there is zero chance Foles and the Eagles beat the Pats in the Super Bowl. There is a decent chance Keenum and the Vikings can. If the Eagles face the Pats they will lose by at least two touchdowns.

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The Vikings fans and staff are highly underestimating my Eagles. This is mainly due to Foles being the starter. He's not Wentz, but he is more than a capable QB, and do not be surprised at how well he plays on Sunday. However, our running game is what will be the key. Jay Ajayi is a monster back, and will be tough for the Vikings D to stop, in coordination with our tight ends. Our D is #1 against the run so it will be on all on your QB.

As I stated. We like the underdog role. We heard the same thing all week before the Atlanta game and look what happened, and I truly believe Atlanta's offense is more explosive than the Vikings.

I'm born and raised and still reside in Philly. We are anticipating the Vikings arrival.

Overall, it will be a tough game, but do not be surprised to find your team on the losing end of this one.

I don't think we are ALL underestimating the Eagles. Go to the "3 point favorite" thread, and you'll see that I think it's a tossup game. Your offensive line vs our DL is your advantage, and our wide receivers vs. your DB's is the Vikes advantage IMHO - a wash. Case Keenum has had a whole season to settle into the Vikings offense, while Nick Foles is still getting his legs under him with Philly. That's the difference in the game. For me, that's balanced out by the Philly home field advantage. It's a tossup. I disagree with Las Vegas.

The only thing I see for sure (which I guess means it's guaranteed to be wrong) is that it will be low scoring. I can't see either offense scoring over 17 points (not including the defenses or special teams, of course).


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Post Re: Hello. Eagles fan here.
You cant play the underdog crap here. You maybe could pull that cliche against atlanta, not against minnesota. Just stop, this team is essentially playing at this level with a third stringer, all year minus 2 games. Not very late in the season like philly. Bradford started week 1 and week 5, where he only played a half before he couldnt even walk. The rest was case,and bridgewater wasnt there til late in the season.

Every year some fanbase and team tries this. The ONLY team this applies to this year is the jags. If anything it applies to the vikings more than the eagles. Just stop


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Post Re: Hello. Eagles fan here.
The Eagles fans and staff are highly underestimating my Vikings. This is mainly due to Keenum being the starter. He's not Bradford, but he is more than a capable QB, and do not be surprised at how well he plays on Sunday. However, our running game is what will be the key. Latavious Murray is a monster back, and will be tough for the Eagles D to stop, in coordination with our tight ends. Our D is #2 against the run so it will be on all on your QB.

As I stated. We like the underdog role. We heard the same thing all week before the Saints game and look what happened, and it's a fact the New Orleans offense is more explosive than the Eagles.

Overall, it will be a tough game, but do not be surprised to find your team on the losing end of this one.
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Post Re: Hello. Eagles fan here.
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The Vikings fans and staff are highly underestimating my Eagles. This is mainly due to Foles being the starter. He's not Wentz, but he is more than a capable QB, and do not be surprised at how well he plays on Sunday. However, our running game is what will be the key. Jay Ajayi is a monster back, and will be tough for the Vikings D to stop, in coordination with our tight ends. Our D is #1 against the run so it will be on all on your QB.

As I stated. We like the underdog role. We heard the same thing all week before the Atlanta game and look what happened, and I truly believe Atlanta's offense is more explosive than the Vikings.

I'm born and raised and still reside in Philly. We are anticipating the Vikings arrival.

Overall, it will be a tough game, but do not be surprised to find your team on the losing end of this one.

E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!



I got stuck in your city on a transatlantic flight home recently and NONE of the locals had ANY faith in their team this year: the airport transfer van driver, the bartender, the waitress, the hotel lobby worker, etc.. Everyone I spoke to said that they would lose to ATL. So don't come in here and make BS comments about "Vikings fans and staff" underestimating your team.

This is likely to be a low scoring, grinder of a game. We all know that.


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Post Re: Hello. Eagles fan here.
Neutral observer, but it's the 2 best defenses in the NFC facing one another. Could very well come down special teams and field position along with the Offense that makes the fewest mistakes. The thing that would worry me as a Vikes fan is Forbath in a tight game kicking outside on grass. He was with our Saints for a little while and I'm still trying to erase some of his kicks from my memory.


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Mike Zimmer's staff is underestimating the Eagles?

Dude, that's completely laughable. This isn't Mike Tomlin or Sean Payton. This is Mike Zimmer, the most no-nonsense coach in the NFL. He's all football, all business, all the time. He would never underestimate another team, and I can guarantee you, he would never allow anyone on his staff or his roster to underestimate anybody.

As for the fans, why do you care what we think?

Look, the vast majority of us are fully aware that we're unlikely to win this game easily. We all know that Philly can beat us. But we ALL believe we CAN win this game, and most of us believe we will. Would you expect anything less?

Think objectively for a moment about what we've been through. We went through absolute HELL last season -- a Super Bowl caliber roster losing Teddy to a horrific injury, losing lineman after lineman, even our coach enduring EIGHT eye surgeries. We've also undergone our share of difficulty this season, losing our starting QB, losing the league's leading rusher, and having rash of injuries along the O-line. But we're winning in spite of all those setbacks, in large part because of the adversity of 2016. This team has grown. It's tough as nails, resilient as a rubber band, and the most unselfish team I've ever seen. We've won 12 of our last 13, which is the best mark in the NFL over that span. We've beaten some great teams, too, not just the little sisters of the poor.

Most importantly, this team simply knows how to win. If you underestimate THAT, then you'll be surprised at how your team might just find ITSELF on the losing end of the game at home.

So yes, our fans are confident. Again I ask, can you blame us?

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Mawby wrote:
The Vikings fans and staff are highly underestimating my Eagles.


Mike Zimmer: 'It's A Heck Of An Eagles Team'

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“We watched the film of the Eagles. I think it gets them focused pretty quick. That game was Sunday. Today’s Wednesday, so we’re over that already. We’ve got a big task in front of us. It’s a heck of an Eagles team. They’ve got an outstanding defense, tops in the league in red zone touchdown percentage. I can go on and on and on about this team so I think they understand the task that we have at hand and the opportunity that we may have as well.

“Our team has been pretty smart about understanding the challenges we have ahead of us each week. We know how good Philadelphia is and we’re going to have to play very good to beat them so I don’t think that will be an issue. What happened last week, happened last week and now we move on.”

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Post Re: Hello. Eagles fan here.
Being a Viking fan and living in NJ(fan since 1993).. I have been listening to Eagle sports talk radio since about week 8. It is 100% pure entertainment to listen to. The fans are so all over the place and the hosts push the callers buttons.

Looking at this game I see two great Defenses that will stop the run and put it on the Qbs. If we can protect Keenum we have better weapons on the outside. Also the Eagles secondary is not good especially if the front 7 can not get pressure on the QB. Look at what the Giants with no WR talent did to that secondary.

The whole underdog thing does not matter to one of those players on the field just like most Philly fans think the game against the Saints drained the Vikings energy for this game.

This is going to be one hell of a game if we do not turn the ball over and make our FGs I got a good feeling about this.
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The big advantage for the Eagles is in the trenches, which is very important. Their defensive line is better than the Vikings offensive line. (Watch the saints game and count plus blocks vs minus blocks for each player: Remmers -10, Reiff -3, Elflein -1, Berger +1, Hill +0). Having said that, the Vikings were pretty solid is pass protection. Most of the real blunders came in run blocking. I don't expect much of a running attack if we line up the same 5 guys, (though Morgan is an absolute star in the run game). Who would've thought we'd be missing Nick Easton so much!

Their OL and the Vikings DL are pretty evenly matched. Vikings will have to stop the run or they'll lose.

I think the vikings have the edge at every other position. Can they scheme to take advantage of that? Diggs and Thielen will be too much for Phillys CBs in man coverage, and McKinnon and Wright should feast if the eagles bring pressure in the pass game.

David Morgan is all around better than Kyle Rudolph, and I'd like to see them catch PHI off guard by sneaking him out in pass patterns. Could be a coming out party for David Morgan III, since they'll probably line up heavy a lot, as they did against NO.


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Post Re: Hello. Eagles fan here.
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All I can say is there is zero chance Foles and the Eagles beat the Pats in the Super Bowl. There is a decent chance Keenum and the Vikings can. If the Eagles face the Pats they will lose by at least two touchdowns.

So in other words, you are saying that Jacksonville has no chance to beat the Pats?


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You cant play the underdog crap here. You maybe could pull that cliche against atlanta, not against minnesota. Just stop, this team is essentially playing at this level with a third stringer, all year minus 2 games. Not very late in the season like philly. Bradford started week 1 and week 5, where he only played a half before he couldnt even walk. The rest was case,and bridgewater wasnt there til late in the season.

Every year some fanbase and team tries this. The ONLY team this applies to this year is the jags. If anything it applies to the vikings more than the eagles. Just stop

I can see you are scared. You are trying to convince yourself the Vikes are that great. I'll be back after Sunday, and you'd better be here to eat your large plate of crow.


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Mawby wrote:
The Vikings fans and staff are highly underestimating my Eagles. This is mainly due to Foles being the starter. He's not Wentz, but he is more than a capable QB, and do not be surprised at how well he plays on Sunday. However, our running game is what will be the key. Jay Ajayi is a monster back, and will be tough for the Vikings D to stop, in coordination with our tight ends. Our D is #1 against the run so it will be on all on your QB.

As I stated. We like the underdog role. We heard the same thing all week before the Atlanta game and look what happened, and I truly believe Atlanta's offense is more explosive than the Vikings.

I'm born and raised and still reside in Philly. We are anticipating the Vikings arrival.

Overall, it will be a tough game, but do not be surprised to find your team on the losing end of this one.

E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!



I got stuck in your city on a transatlantic flight home recently and NONE of the locals had ANY faith in their team this year: the airport transfer van driver, the bartender, the waitress, the hotel lobby worker, etc.. Everyone I spoke to said that they would lose to ATL. So don't come in here and make BS comments about "Vikings fans and staff" underestimating your team.

This is likely to be a low scoring, grinder of a game. We all know that.

BS. lol. Stop telling lies on this board man.


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Wow... I've been "lurking" on your board since your win, not planning to join, just reading the vibe of your fanbase. Then you had to come down a little raw on my Eagle brethren on his opinion. Assuming he's really an Eagle fan and you guys aren't being trolled by one of your division rivals.

First of all, as someone who has been on your site for several days, he's right about you guys are kind of looking past us a bit. I get it, as fans you can do whatever you want, as long as your team is prepared is what matters. You guys took some pretty hard swipes at Foles. And let's face it, even Eagle fans wish that we had Wentz back there. But he had a pretty decent game last Saturday. But we are much more than Nick Foles, just as you are much more than Keenum.

Your D is the truth, there's no denying that. So we definitely respect your D. But from what I've read, SOME of you guys are disrespecting our D a little bit. Even going as far to say, "Well their D isn't all that because this team did this... or this team managed to do that." We could use that same argument vs yours.

To Boon: Yes, we can pull that crap here, because for the second week in row, the #1 Seed is giving up points.... while at home. That's BLATANT disrespect, which is fine because it motivates the fans... as well as the players. If you think that doesn't matter... look at the talk Pittsburg was having prior to the Jags game. They were already looking up hangout spots for that weekend in NE. Jags took offense to that.

To Maelstrom88; Let's not talk in absolutes here. You don't make it all the way to the SB... not to have a chance. Both our D's are good enough to give the Patriots a problem.

I think it will be a tough, hard-fought game. I don't see either team going into the mid-20's. I see it being close with several lead changes. I can't predict how we do it, but the reason why I give us the edge ( I know ... Eagle bias) is because we are home. If you think home field doesn't matter, then you do a tremendous disservice to your own fanbase. Because I watched your stadium help cheer your team to victory last week. Our good D, turns into an even better D at home. We'd be undefeated at home this season if we didn't care about the Dallas game at the end of the year. The last two seasons we are giving up just 14 points a game (including the 10 to your squad last year). So the question is... are the Vikings the same team on the road? I've already know the answer to that question, but in the end, it's why they play the game.

Here's to a great game, no injuries.

PS. If you have purchased tickets, you are more than welcome. Don't believe the hype one of your reporters spouted about their being gangs in stands. NO gang members come to Eagles games. Just don't wear any colors... cause you will get harassed. If you guys win....RUN! :D :D :D

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Some fans probably are looking past this game a bit, with the Super Bowl being at home this year. I don't think its actually got much to do with our opinion of the Eagles, but has more to do with the fact that its too painful to consider that after this, the 10th trip to NFCCG without a superbowl title, the Vikings won't be in the big game, at home, this season. The whole city will feel like funeral parlor if the Vikings lose this game and then have to spend the next two weeks preparing to host the team that gave the Vikings yet another heartbreaking loss.


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fiestavike wrote:
Some fans probably are looking past this game a bit, with the Super Bowl being at home this year. I don't think its actually got much to do with our opinion of the Eagles, but has more to do with the fact that its too painful to consider that after this, the 10th trip to NFCCG without a superbowl title, the Vikings won't be in the big game, at home, this season. The whole city will feel like funeral parlor if the Vikings lose this game and then have to spend the next two weeks preparing to host the team that gave the Vikings yet another heartbreaking loss.


If your board allowed a "like" vote... you'd get it!

Don't forget, Eagles fans know pain too. We are the only franchise in our division without a ring, something that those teams fans remind us ALL the time. Like you, we have "Championships" but most modern fans don't recognize them as being on the same level as a SB.

This was not supposed to be a SB year for us, more like a rebuilding 9-7. But now that fire has been lit, we will be devasted if we don't win the SB. If we can somehow win while missing 4 PB players and are starting kicker... it would make a great story to tell for the ages.

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I live an hour from Philly and my buddy has season tickets in the club section. I have been to many games and have seen what Bird fans do to opposing team’s fans. Hence why I am staying at home and watching the game form my couch. You can not wear purple and you can not cheer your team on. Best case you get cursed at and stuff thrown at you worst case some drunk ahole takes a swing at you. Not counting the walk from the stadium to the car if the Eagles lose.
I have been to a handful of stadiums for a game and Eagle fans by far are the most aggressive. I have worn purple to Giants, Jets, Steelers, Ravens, Redskins games. The stadium atmosphere as a Eagle fan is top shelf and it will be hard to win there but can not wait to watch this game.


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As opposing fans we are supposed to agree and disagree. In the end, both teams will be fighting til the very end. I'm just surprised how the media and most Vikings fans have already billed themselves the win. Falcons fans and the media did the same last week. Was it a blow out, no. But at the end, the Eagles had the W. And I'm warning all of the overconfident Viking fans not to be surprised if the Eagles win this game convincingly or by a tight score. Yes we are playing the underdog card because it makes the win that much sweeter.

I cannot wait until Sunday. We'll be tailgating and then it's game time baby!!!


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I'm just surprised how the media and most Vikings fans have already billed themselves the win.


Literally nobody is doing this. The media makes predictions, but who the hell cares about that? What fans are billing this as a win? If they are, they haven't been Vikings fans for very long.

Where the F is this narrative coming from? The Vegas line? My God.

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I felt and still fell the Eagles match up better against the Viks then the Saints. This will be a hard earn win or a close lost.


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Not trying to ruffly feathers here, but for the most part you've played a cake schedule to get here. In the regular season your best win was beating the other NFC pretender, the RAMS, in a shootout at their stadium. (uh defense?) I give props for the road win. That same Rams team came to MN and got held to 7 points. In the playoffs you beat the 6 seed, a flawed ATL team whose offense is a shadow of it's 2016 self. Again Kudos to you, but the Viking went on the road and trounced that team in their own stadium, holding them to just 9 points.

Your Defensive numbers in the regular season are enhanced by 5 games against terrible offenses. (CHI, NYG x 2, SF, and AZ) You also had three more games that are weak, a dumpster fire OAK team and two against a mess of a Cowboys squad that is as one dimensional as it gets. Against everyone else you gave up on average 25 PA. You relied on your offense to put up points to offset this. You played in the NFC East which for the past two seasons has been the softest conference in the NFC, despite media darling status. You also benefited from only playing just one (!) elite defense in the regular season. We all remember how that SEA game went. (And that was with Wentz.)

And don't tell me about 51 points on the Broncos. That defense was exposed this year as being a fraud, it isn't the same without Wade Phillips as the Coordinator. You were not the only team to expose them in the 2nd half of the season.

Your team has yet to truly have a Prove It win against a legitimate contending team. You beat the Falcons... who beat the Rams. A team you also beat. Well, you are going to get your chance on Sunday. The Vikings are battle tested and have taken the best of the NFC and emerged victorious. Our defense has performed against all manner of opponents and is better (and healthier) than the defense you faced in Seattle. Our offense, while not having the same pedigree as our defense has been more than serviceable this season showing balance between Run and Pass. The WR/TE group we bring is the most talented your defense has faced. In short, this is the most balanced team you've played.

I'm glad we are playing. All season I've said the Eagles have yet to prove it. On Sunday we are going to find out if you guys are for real.

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From Peter King’s MMQB Today: The other day in practice, Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer asked Harrison Smith, “Are you afraid of these guys?” Smith responded, “I am afraid of everybody. That’s why I play good.”


I don't think the Vikings are underestimating anyone. May the best team win! :v):

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:52 am
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mansquatch wrote:
Not trying to ruffly feathers here, but for the most part you've played a cake schedule to get here. In the regular season your best win was beating the other NFC pretender, the RAMS, in a shootout at their stadium. (uh defense?) I give props for the road win. That same Rams team came to MN and got held to 7 points. In the playoffs you beat the 6 seed, a flawed ATL team whose offense is a shadow of it's 2016 self. Again Kudos to you, but the Viking went on the road and trounced that team in their own stadium, holding them to just 9 points.

Your Defensive numbers in the regular season are enhanced by 5 games against terrible offenses. (CHI, NYG x 2, SF, and AZ) You also had three more games that are weak, a dumpster fire OAK team and two against a mess of a Cowboys squad that is as one dimensional as it gets. Against everyone else you gave up on average 25 PA. You relied on your offense to put up points to offset this. You played in the NFC East which for the past two seasons has been the softest conference in the NFC, despite media darling status. You also benefited from only playing just one (!) elite defense in the regular season. We all remember how that SEA game went. (And that was with Wentz.)

And don't tell me about 51 points on the Broncos. That defense was exposed this year as being a fraud, it isn't the same without Wade Phillips as the Coordinator. You were not the only team to expose them in the 2nd half of the season.

Your team has yet to truly have a Prove It win against a legitimate contending team. You beat the Falcons... who beat the Rams. A team you also beat. Well, you are going to get your chance on Sunday. The Vikings are battle tested and have taken the best of the NFC and emerged victorious. Our defense has performed against all manner of opponents and is better (and healthier) than the defense you faced in Seattle. Our offense, while not having the same pedigree as our defense has been more than serviceable this season showing balance between Run and Pass. The WR/TE group we bring is the most talented your defense has faced. In short, this is the most balanced team you've played.

I'm glad we are playing. All season I've said the Eagles have yet to prove it. On Sunday we are going to find out if you guys are for real.


this post got my pumped!! :beerock:


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Ughhh I really cant take another opposing fan thread again.... :roll:

Count me out :giveup:

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Mawby wrote:
Maelstrom88 wrote:
All I can say is there is zero chance Foles and the Eagles beat the Pats in the Super Bowl. There is a decent chance Keenum and the Vikings can. If the Eagles face the Pats they will lose by at least two touchdowns.

So in other words, you are saying that Jacksonville has no chance to beat the Pats?


I'd give the jags about a 25% chance of pulling an upset and with the Eagles vs. PATS I'd give the eagles sbout a 2% chance.

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mansquatch wrote:
Not trying to ruffly feathers here, but for the most part you've played a cake schedule to get here. In the regular season your best win was beating the other NFC pretender, the RAMS, in a shootout at their stadium. (uh defense?) I give props for the road win. That same Rams team came to MN and got held to 7 points. In the playoffs you beat the 6 seed, a flawed ATL team whose offense is a shadow of it's 2016 self. Again Kudos to you, but the Viking went on the road and trounced that team in their own stadium, holding them to just 9 points.

Your Defensive numbers in the regular season are enhanced by 5 games against terrible offenses. (CHI, NYG x 2, SF, and AZ) You also had three more games that are weak, a dumpster fire OAK team and two against a mess of a Cowboys squad that is as one dimensional as it gets. Against everyone else you gave up on average 25 PA. You relied on your offense to put up points to offset this. You played in the NFC East which for the past two seasons has been the softest conference in the NFC, despite media darling status. You also benefited from only playing just one (!) elite defense in the regular season. We all remember how that SEA game went. (And that was with Wentz.)

And don't tell me about 51 points on the Broncos. That defense was exposed this year as being a fraud, it isn't the same without Wade Phillips as the Coordinator. You were not the only team to expose them in the 2nd half of the season.

Your team has yet to truly have a Prove It win against a legitimate contending team. You beat the Falcons... who beat the Rams. A team you also beat. Well, you are going to get your chance on Sunday. The Vikings are battle tested and have taken the best of the NFC and emerged victorious. Our defense has performed against all manner of opponents and is better (and healthier) than the defense you faced in Seattle. Our offense, while not having the same pedigree as our defense has been more than serviceable this season showing balance between Run and Pass. The WR/TE group we bring is the most talented your defense has faced. In short, this is the most balanced team you've played.

I'm glad we are playing. All season I've said the Eagles have yet to prove it. On Sunday we are going to find out if you guys are for real.


C'mon now... you can only play who's in front of you. Minimalizing our efforts vs this team, while enhancing our efforts vs another... isn't fair. That's like me saying, you guys lost to the Panthers, who beat, which means....

No, it doesn't work that way, each weak it's situational.

What Eagles are holding our hats on is that you guys aren't the same team out of the dome. And in our house, like you at your own... we are even better.

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