Vikings take heart breaking loss

Poised to be the first team to play a Super Bowl game in their home stadium, the Vikings suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings scored easily on the first drive, but failed to score another touchdown for the rest of the game. Minnesota’s top-ranked defense couldn’t compete with the Eagles game plan.

  The team as a whole suffered their worst game of the season. The final playoff game featured some of the Vikings worst moments which included their first defensive touchdown allowed, longest passing touchdown of 53-yard, offense’s first red zone turn-over and the most first-half points (24).

  Despite the disappointing finish to their season, Vikings fans take to social media to express their support for the players and coaches. The official Minnesota Vikings twitter page tweeted, “Through all of the ups and downs in an incredible season, we appreciate your support! #skol”.

  “I love everything about this football team… we just didn’t get it done tonight,” Coach Mike Zimmer said after the game, “I’m still proud of this football team, they’ve overcome a lot of things… sometimes things like this happen.”

  Despite coming off their Minneapolis Miracle, the Vikings failed to hold off against the Eagles aggressive game plan. Even with a record season, the Vikings couldn’t break their forty-one-year Super Bowl drought. Minnesota now has a six-game record of losing the NFC title game.

    Hours before the Eagles victory, the Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20. Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots at the U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII.

This will be the second Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles and the tenth Super Bowl trip for the Patriots.    

  This will be the ninth-time head coach Bill Belicheck and quarter back Tom Brady have gone to the Super Bowl with the Patriots. Doug Pederson, head coach for the Eagles, played in the 31st Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, but Super Bowl LII will be Pederson’s first as a coach.