When is 2018 NFC Championship game, start, end, info? (Eagles Vikings) – Metro US

When is 2018 NFC Championship game, start, end, info? (Eagles Vikings)

When is 2018 NFC Championship game, start, end, info? (Eagles Vikings)

The 2018 NFC Championship game will kick off from Philadelphia on Sunday, January 21 at 6:40 p.m. (Eastern Standard time), a little more than three hours after the Jaguars and Patriots conclude the AFC title game (a 3:05 p.m. kickoff).

The Eagles will host the Vikings in the game, pitting two former Rams back up quarterbacks Nick Foles and Case Keenum against one another for a chance to advance to the Super Bowl.

The game will air on Fox, and can be streamed on FoxSportsGo.com.

Philadelphia, by virtue of their 13-3 record — best in the NFC — will be at home for the second time in as many weeks after besting the Falcons in dramatic fashion. The Eagles defense hung tough on a key fourth down in the red zone, keeping Matt Ryan and Julio Jones from converting and preserving a 15-10 victory. The Eagles defense will be in the spotlight a week later against the well-rounded Minnesota offense.

The Vikings, like the Eagles, hung on in quite the squeeker against the Saints in their divisional game, 29-24, as Minnesota watched a 17-0 lead evaporate to three points after Drew Brees led two scoring drives. Falling behind 21-20 just inside the two-minute warning, a 52-yard field goal put the Vikings up, needing a defensive stand to prevail. Drew Brees proved too much to contend with, as a field goal with 25-second left pushed the see-saw back in the Saints column, 24-23. Keenum had one last try, and a miracle 61-yard touchdown heave to Stefon Diggs pinched a ticket to Philly. If the Vikings can leave Philadelphia victorious, they’ll head home to Minnesota and become the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

When the Eagles and Vikings faced off last season, their most recent meeting, the Eagles handed Minnesota it’s first loss, 21-10. Carson Wentz threw two interceptions in the win, as the Birds were lifted by a strong defensive effort (six sacks) and 98-yard kickoff return score from Josh Huff.