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10 Vikings-Eagles Numbers of Note: Top 2 Rushing Defenses Vie for NFC Title

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are one win away from Super Bowl LII. 

To get there though, Minnesota will have to go to top-seeded Philadelphia and get past the Eagles.

The Vikings secured a spot in the NFC title game by pulling out an improbable 29-24 win over the Saints thanks to a miraculous game-winning touchdown catch by Stefon Diggs on the final play of the game.

The Eagles survived a close game of their own, as their 15-10 win over the Falcons wasn't decided until a goal-line stand in the final minute of the game.

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note headed into the NFC Championship:

61 —Diggs hauled in a 61-yard touchdown reception as time expired Sunday against the Saints. He finished with six receptions for a game-high 137 yards and scored his first career postseason touchdown. The winning catch was the sixth-longest reception by a Viking in a postseason game. 

3 — The Vikings and Eagles have met in three previous postseason meetings. Philadelphia has had the upper hand each time, winning after the 1980, 2004 and 2008 regular seasons. 

17 — The top two seeds have met in the NFC title game 17 times since the NFL adopted its current playoff format in 1990. The visiting team is 6-11 in those games. 

4 — All four teams remaining in the playoffs (Minnesota, Philadelphia, New England and Jacksonville) all finished in the top five in points allowed per game on defense and top 10 in points scored per game on offense.

2 — The Eagles and Vikings feature the two stingiest run defenses in the NFL. Philadelphia led the league by allowing 79.2 rushing yards per game, while Minnesota was second at 83.6 yards per game. 

8 —Sunday's game will feature six players that scored at least eight touchdowns during the regular season. Diggs (eight receiving), Kyle Rudolph (eight receiving) and Latavius Murray (eight rushing) did so for the Vikings, while Alshon Jeffrey (nine receiving), Nelson Agholor (eight receiving) and Zach Ertz (eight receiving) hit the mark for the Eagles. 

53 — Both Vikings kicker Kai Forbath and Eagles kicker Jake Elliott each hit 53-yard field goals in the Divisional round of the playoffs. Elliott's kick came on the final play of the first half against the Falcons, and Forbath's boot put the Vikings ahead 23-21 with just under 90 seconds remaining against the Saints.

9 — Vikings defensive backs Terence Newman and Tramaine Brock, Sr. are tied for the team lead with nine career playoff games apiece.

13 — Both teams finished with 13 wins while capturing their respective divisions in 2017. Philadelphia's 13-3 record tied its best regular-season mark in team history, while Minnesota's 13-3 mark was the second-most wins in a 16-game season.

6 — The winner of Sunday's game will advance to Super Bowl LII. The teams have played in the game a combined six times, but neither has won.

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