How Nick Foles became the sports hero Philadelphia needed

PHILADELPHIA — It was as if 46 Eagles had sprinted up the famous 72 stone steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, thrust their arms triumphantly skyward in a scene from the movie … Flocky. And at the top of the steps, ripping off a dog mask, would

Giants are now free to hire their next head coach

There are no impediments in place, and the path is clear for the Giants to make Pat Shurmur the 18th head coach in franchise history. Now that the Vikings are eliminated from the playoffs — routed by the Eagles in Sunday night’s NFC Championship — the Giants can hire

Eagles destroy Vikings to set up Super Bowl New York will loathe

The Eagles got off to a huge first-half lead and didn’t look back en route to a 38-7 victory over the Vikings on Sunday in the NFC Championship and a date with the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Nick Foles was fantastic, torching the Vikings’ vaunted defense for 352

When is Super Bowl LII? TV informational and more

Super Bowl LII is a matter of weeks away with the NFL play-offs hotting up ahead of championship weekend. The Patriots, Jaguars, Vikings and Eagles battle it out this weekend in two must-watch matches with two spots at Minnesota's US Bank Stadium up for grabs. Mike

Adam Thielen wants to make his Super Bowl dream a reality

Post columnist Steve Serby caught up with Vikings receiver, and a Minnesota native, Adam Thielen for some Q&A ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship clash with the Eagles. Q: What’s the best part about being the local boy who makes good? A: Knowing I have a lot of people back home

Eagles, Vikings connected by history of unbelievable pain

PHILADELPHIA — When you’ve forever been held hostage inside Heartbreak Hotel, when you’ve never won a Super Bowl, gotten there twice and lost to Jim Plunkett 37 years ago and Tom Brady 13 years ago, and you lose your MVP quarterback and find yourself 60 minutes from Super

Every New York fan base has felt Saints supporters’ pain

it’s been fun watching Vikings fans embrace the past week, which has to feel like the greatest week in their history as sports fans. Winning the game over the Saints as they did ranks as one of the great satisfying moment in any team’s history, but especially a

Vikings fans headed to Philly told to be very afraid of Eagles fans

Some travel agents in Minnesota are issuing an ominous warning to Vikings fans ready to descend upon Philadelphia for Sunday’s NFC Championship game: The “City of Brotherly Love” is just a nickname. The city that notoriously pelted Santa with snowballs at an Eagles game in 1968 continues to live

Pat Shurmur can’t win this award again next season

Pat Shurmur, the Giants head coach-in-waiting, did such good work this season as the Vikings offensive coordinator that he was named 2017 NFL Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers Association. Shurmur, 52, helped guide the Vikings through a quarterback storm, sorting through injuries to Sam

Vikings players can’t say enough good things about Pat Shurmur

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — When you talk to the players Pat Shurmur coaches, you hear a recurring theme about his coaching style. Shurmur, the current Vikings offensive coordinator and presumptive future Giants head coach, keeps it simple for his players in an effort to allow them to play free

NFL ratings continue historic slide with no end in sight

Quick, call the cops. Someone stole an average of 5.8 million viewers from each of the four NFL divisional playoff games last week, statistics released on Wednesday revealed. The drop-off, about 16 percent from last year’s second weekend of playoff games, was even steeper than the 9.7 percent decline in

Vikings have NFL history within their grasp

MINNEAPOLIS — “Bring it home,” has been the Vikings’ motto for the playoffs, which speaks to the opportunity the franchise has to be the first team to play in a Super Bowl in its home venue. It turns from a catchy slogan to put on towels to an

99-year-old Vikings superfan gets free tickets to Super Bowl

The Minnesota Vikings’ shocking 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints may have been because of more than just wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard touchdown. A very special super fan in attendance, 99-year-old Millie Wall, could have given the team the boost it needed. Wall has been a Vikings

The rookie who ruined Saints’ season looked broken

Saints safety Marcus Williams ended his spectacular rookie season with an embarrassing dud and the final dagger in New Orleans’ season. Williams, 21, had a massive third-quarter interception Sunday night that helped fuel the Saints’ initial comeback from down 17-0, but that play won’t be remembered. Instead, his missed

Bettors’ fortunes swung big on wild Vikings-Saints finale

The football world was stunned by Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard touchdown catch from Case Keenum as time expired that gave the Vikings a miracle NFC divisional round victory over the Saints on Sunday. But for many bettors, that was not the play that ultimately decided the wagering outcome. Diggs’ touchdown

Vikings’ insane final play call had absolutely perfect name

MINNEAPOLIS — The play was called “Buffalo Right 7 Heaven,” which will forever be known simply as “7 Heaven” around these parts. An improbable, downright impossible miracle play that is hard to believe it actually happened. “As long as I’ve been playing this game, I’ve never seen anything like

Vikings pull out game-ending miracle in historically crazy finish

The Minnesota miracle. The Vikings completed a surreal 61-yard pass-and-run with 10 seconds left to stun the Saints and the world in a 29-24, see-it-to-believe-it divisional-round stunner. The game appeared over when Saints kicker Wil Lutz made a 43-yard field goal with 29 seconds left, but the Vikings weren’t finished. On

Saints must clear two big hurdles if they want to upset the Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS — They combine to produce one of the most difficult environments for a visiting football team to endure. The crowd noise and the Vikings’ defense will be tough for the Saints to contend with Sunday night when they meet in an NFC divisional playoff game at U.S.

Drew Brees relishing chance to make another Super Bowl run

MINNEAPOLIS — It never gets old for Drew Brees, which is why the 17-year veteran is acting like this is his first time in the NFL playoffs. “Even if I was in Year 2 versus Year 17, it’s still the fact it gets whittled down the further you go,”

Giants’ hiring plan of attack going into playoff weekend

This is a tricky time for the Giants. They can look but they cannot touch when it comes to reaching out for their next head coach. And so, the Giants are fans of the Saints and Titans this weekend, as the Vikings and Patriots’ elimination from the playoffs

Case Keenum “excited nervous’ for first career playoff start

Case Keenum admits he will have a few butterflies when he makes the first playoff start of his career Sunday afternoon. Keenum will be the Vikings quarterback when they play host to the Saints in an NFC divisional game at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. “It’s not a

Post expert takes out crystal ball and predicts Super Bowl champ

Fake news: The Serby Crystal Ball was hacked before the season. Nope, no excuses here for picking the Giants to beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl (though Eli Apple took a bathroom break to assure me I would look good if I picked them, you should know that). Got

The frozen Packers fans show what’s wrong with the NFL

With more than eight minutes left in Saturday’s Vikings-Packers, NBC posted a graphic showing that four players had already been disabled. They were now, at the minimum, out of this game. And there were more injured to come. But that stood to reason as, despite Roger Goodell’s claim that