The first-place Philadelphia Eagles were hoping to keep the momentum going this week against the battle-weary Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Instead, a depleted purple-and-gold roster served up an upset, trouncing the Birds 48-30.
The Eagles' winning streak was snapped at five, as they fell to 8-6 on the season. Expectations were beginning to soar but may come back down to earth along with the play of Nick Foles and the porous D. The second-year passer threw for 428 yards, but his accuracy and decision-making were spotty. Meanwhile Philly's defense surrendered more than 21 points for the first time in nine games.
The Vikings improved to 4-9-1, and are 3-2-1 over their last six games. Amazingly, they did it without reigning MVP Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Matt Cassel guided the offense, completing 26 of 35 passes for 382 yards and two touchdowns, plus ran another in himself, while Matt Asiata ran for three scores filling in for AP. Unbelievable offensive outburst despite missing their most explosive player.
Big win for a Vikings team with numerous injuries across the board, a team that's already eliminated from contention, no less. Ugly loss for the Eagles, who are vying for first place in the NFC East. Scroll down for highlights, analysis and more from all of Sunday's action.
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