"Since that point, no one has given us a chance", Pederson said. Standing room only ducats will set you back $135. "So he is definitely a player's coach". The franchise reaches across the prairies and it's likely Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was brought up watching the Vikings in North Dakota. Philadelphia is without quarterback Carson Wentz, yes, but not without most of the key players on a defense that ranked fourth in the National Football League in points and first in rushing yards against. Keenum got a shot under center after Houston's starter, Matt Schaub, got hurt. While it won't happen now, there's no doubt he was tops in the division this year.
"I'm glad they're not in charge of my finances", tight end Zach Ertz said of prognosticators. It was a celebration that went on for months, and for several years, summer after summer, the background music in Philadelphia was the Phillies play-by-play - and the early autumn was way more red than green. Play-calling is something of a chess match, sure, and everybody seems to agree that the Eagles got the better of it on both sides of the ball throughout their win.
It's a matchup that no one could have possibly saw coming at the start of the season, but Case Keenum and Nick Foles - both of whom played under Jeff Fisher in St. Louis - will be playing for an NFC Championship. His 14.5 sacks were tied for second-most in the league and the most by a Cowboy since Ware had 19.5 in 2011. They played the entire game like the team with a better coach, a better game plan, a better running game, and a better defense than Atlanta.
"He's a racing lizard out there", defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said during the season.
Maybe it's best if we just call it confidence, and leave it at that.
"The guys are going to motivate themselves just based on what they have done and heard for the last month of football". There's nothing that slows this guy down. "I love how he plays the game".
Again, the prognosticators were right and wrong at the same time.
After two seasons with the Rams, Keenum signed in the 2017 offseason with the Vikings, expected to backup Bradford and perhaps Teddy Bridgewater, who was recovering from a knee injury. With a new head coach and a rookie quarterback with little weapons, the expectations were low going into the season.
And each isn't even the No. 1 QB on his current team.
No matter the role, he produced. Foles connected on 11-of-15 passes but for only 101 yards. He had three catches for 32 yards on Saturday. He had thrown 24 in his first four seasons combined. Engram blew those numbers away by midseason. While Pittsburgh can be forgiven for letting Leonard Fournette run through and over a defense lacking the dynamism of Ryan Shazier, allowing Blake Bortles to dice them up was beyond the pale. Engram admitted seeing defenses roll in his direction as the season progressed.