Eagles Soar; Vikings Sail Ship Out of Playoffs, 26-14

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IJanuary 10, 2009

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The Philadelphia EaglesRocky season continued as they played their first game in the playoffs. Donovan McNabb’s Eagles soared into Minnesota pretty much under dog contenders being that they’re in Minnesota and that the Eagles have been up and down.

I can honestly say that Minnesota had a very good chance to win this game. If they had a more experienced quarterback than Tarvaris Jackson, then I think that Minnesota could’ve won. But they couldn’t have relied on Adrian Peterson throughout the whole game. Peterson rushed 83 yards and two touchdowns.

Jackson was only 15-for-35 with 164 yards passing and an interception. Not much offense came from the third year man out of Alabama State. His leading target was Bernard Berrian who only had two receptions for 36 yards. Chester Taylor also had 36 yards receiving with five receptions.

The Eagles would make sure that Minnesota did not sound its horn except for the two AP touchdowns. The Eagles had Donovan McNabb firing on all cylinders throwing for 300 yards and one touchdown pass which was a little dump off to Brian Westbrook.

Westbrook made a juke move and completely tore up the Viking defense. Westbrook had only 38 rushing yards but 83 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.

The Eagles won 26-14 and play the Giants at one on Sunday.