In case you missed The Minneapolis Miracle last night, be sure to check that out before reading any further. The ending to the game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints is something that couldn’t be scripted better if you tried. The ending was so improbably and unlikely that the scenario that unfolded was probably never imagined by anyone, in the stadium or otherwise. What it has set up in the NFC Championship game is the story of a couple of former Rams quarterbacks facing off who were mostly forgotten about prior to this season.
Case Keenum took over for Sam Bradford at the beginning of the season when Bradford went down with an injury. Keenum had a career year and led the Vikings to the second best record in the NFC.
Nick Foles took over for Carson Wentz, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL in December and having one of the best seasons of any quarterback. Most people immediate wrote off the Philadelphia Eagles who had just lost their MVP candidate.
The story of backup quarterbacks taking their respective teams to the Championship game against each other would normally be enough to steal all the headlines. But those two scenarios hardly begin to tell the story of how we got here. Just let this graphic by NFL on CBS tell the story properly.
Wild ride indeed. Two quarterbacks who were on the same team just two seasons ago are now going head-to-head with a Super Bowl LII birth on the line. There can only be one to represent the NFC in the big game, but who is it going to be? Tune in next Sunday.