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Horse Tracks: Denver Broncos will watch the Eagles in the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl matchup is set.

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Well, despite knowing that the Denver Broncos won’t be playing in the Super Bowl this year, it’s still disappointing.

Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings was something of a let-down. Poor Minnesota used up all their mojo coming from behind against the New Orleans Saints last week and had nothing left to showcase against the Eagles. It is a bummer that the Vikings won’t be the first team to host a Super Bowl in their home stadium, but clearly the better team won on Sunday.

The Eagles looked like they had gotten over the hiccups that plagued the Nick Foles-led offense in his earlier starts. The Philly D also looks incredibly stout.

Of course, despite such a dominant 38-7 victory over the Vikings, the Eagles are 5.5 point underdogs in Super Bowl LII. Having been discounted throughout the postseason, it goes without saying the Eagles will do everything to turn that disrespect to their advantage... Much like the Denver Broncos did in Super Bowl 50.


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***Oh... and an AFC Champion will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Forgot to mention them. Oops.