Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) scrambles during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles at Vikings: TV Schedule, Game Time, Odds, Injury Report, Preview

 

The 3-9-1 Minnesota Vikings host the 8-5 Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, December 15. Kick-off is at Noon CT from Mall of America Field at Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The game will be televised on FOX (visit 506 Sports to see what games are scheduled in your area).

Point Spread: Philadelphia -5.5

Injury Report:

Minnesota

John Carlson TE Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Brandon Fusco G Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful
Chad Greenway LB Wrist Full Participation in Practice Probable
Adrian Peterson RB Groin Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Larry Dean LB Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Xavier Rhodes CB Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Doubtful
Chris Cook CB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Toby Gerhart RB Hamstring Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Josh Robinson CB Chest Did Not Participate In Practice Out

Philadelphia

Brandon Boykin CB Hip Full Participation in Practice Probable
Najee Goode LB Hamstring Full Participation in Practice Doubtful
Earl Wolff S Knee Full Participation in Practice Doubtful
Cary Williams CB Hamstring Full Participation in Practice Probable

Preview

The Vikings are coming off another soul-crushing late loss brought about by a defensive meltdown. If it’s possible to get used to that sort of thing, the Vikings are used to it. They will shake it off again and likely give the Eagles a good contest.

Minnesota has been in the spoiler role for several weeks in a row now and have given some playoff contending teams all they could ask for, tying the Packers in Green Bay, beating the Bears in Minnesota and taking Baltimore down to the wire in Baltimore. The Eagles are aware of this and will not taking the Vikings lightly.

Philly is flying high offensively behind quarterback Nick Foles, who had thrown zero interceptions all season until getting picked off in miserable conditions last week vs. Detroit. The Vikes will once again be short-handed on defense with Xavier Rhodes probably sitting out. They will be challenged offensively with John Carlson out and likely Adrian Peterson as well.

Matt Cassel, coming off two straight solid performances, will get the start in place of Christian Ponder. Greg Jennings has been the main beneficiary of the offense’s increased passing efficiency under Cassel. Cordarrelle Patterson had his best game of the year last week and figures to be a more-and-more potent weapon as time goes on.

Prediction: Philadelphia 28, Minnesota 24

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