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


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

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:


John CarlsonTEConcussionDid Not Participate In PracticeOut
Brandon FuscoGKneeDid Not Participate In PracticeDoubtful
Chad GreenwayLBWristFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Adrian PetersonRBGroinLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
Larry DeanLBKneeFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Xavier RhodesCBAnkleDid Not Participate In PracticeDoubtful
Chris CookCBKneeLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
Toby GerhartRBHamstringLimited Participation in PracticeQuestionable
Josh RobinsonCBChestDid Not Participate In PracticeOut


Brandon BoykinCBHipFull Participation in PracticeProbable
Najee GoodeLBHamstringFull Participation in PracticeDoubtful
Earl WolffSKneeFull Participation in PracticeDoubtful
Cary WilliamsCBHamstringFull Participation in PracticeProbable


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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