It will be a brotherly NFC championship game in the city of brotherly love.
Former Hoover High stars Eric Kendricks of the Minnesota Vikings and Mychal Kendricks of the Philadelphia Eagles will see each other next weekend for the NFC championship at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The Kendricks matchup wasn’t assured until the improbable end of the Minnesota-New Orleans playoff game Sunday – the Vikings won when Case Keenum connected on a 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs on the game’s final play, defeating the New Orleans Saints 29-24.
Eric Kendricks, who left briefly in the second quarter because of a bloody nose, led the Vikings with 10 tackles.
Mychal Kendricks had four tackles and a pass deflection in helping the Eagles to a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday in the other NFC Divisional Playoff game.
It will be the second time the brothers will meet on an NFL field. Last season, the Eagles got the best of the Vikings 21-10.
In that game in front off their parents, Eric Kendricks had nine tackles, while Mychal Kendricks finished with three tackles.
In the offseason, the Kendricks brothers held a youth camp at McLane Stadium.