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Happy 38-7 Day to all who celebrate!


NFL: NFC Divisional Round-New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
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On this day, five years ago, the Eagles beat the Vikings 38-7 to go to the Super Bowl. I love when history repeats itself.

The Philadelphia Eagles absolutely decimated the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional Round on Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field by the final score of 38-7. If that score, in a playoff game, at the Linc, sounds familiar to you well, you are not alone!

Five years ago, to the day, the Birds destroyed the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game by 31 points…38-7.

After getting the ball back with a 31-7 lead and most of the backups in for the Eagles, most fans had resigned themselves to the fact that the Birds would probably just sit on their lead and run the clock out. Well, they tried to do that but Kenneth Gainwell was just too good and took the ball 35 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown to give the people what they wanted.

A fitting end to a game that was never in doubt. From the moment the Giants woke up in Philadelphia and couldn’t take a shower, they had to know this was how things were going to go for them.

The Birds now await the winner of Sunday evening’s San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys tilt to see who their opponent will be in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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