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Mother Nature Could Sack Eagles Game With Snow



    Did you ride fantasy football studs Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy into your fantasy super bowl this week?

    Well your horses might be slowed right when you need them most.

    Mother Nature could be tackling the Eagles attack. Vick and the guys could be playing in a snowstorm Sunday night when the face off against the Vikings at the Linc with a chance to clinch the NFC East crown on the line.

    Here is what to expect:

    Sunday Night: Snow. Low around 20. Blustery, with a north wind between 23 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible."

    That weather report was thanks to the National Weather Service Christmas morning.

    Our own Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz sees this as a major snowstorm that could drop a foot of snow or more on Philly.

    The news of a near blizzard that could dump a half-foot of snow on the area comes as devastating news to fantasy football owners and Eagles fans in general. The Eagles fearsome foursome as well as guys like Brent Celek and David Akers looked like sure plays against the ready-to-golf Vikings. But with the possibility of wind and snow, things could change and the Eagles high-flying attack could quickly be grounded.

    I’m not saying the Birds are going to lose the game but you could possibly lose your fantasy super bowl. I wouldn’t expect 40-plus points from Vick and 20-plus from his wideouts.

    I wouldn’t go as far to say you should sit Vick, Maclin or D-Jax but you may want to opt for a comparable player if you have one. Like in my one league I’m going to start Tom Brady over Vick (Yes, I’m lucky to have the top MVP candidates).

    Also remember that the Eagles play late so if you put all your marbles in a possible snow game you could be left out in the cold scrambling for Falcons and Saints (who are available) on Monday night.

    McCoy could still have a big game if the Birds are forced to play a ground game. And in deeper leagues with lots of flex, a guy like big back Jerome Harrison could be worth a shot.

    On the other side of the ball keep an eye on Vikings stud back Adrian Peterson. He sat out last week in snowy Minnesota with a thigh bruise. Don’t be surprised if the 5-9 Vikings don’t want to risk any further injury to Peterson and instead put the running load on backup Toby Gerhart.

    Also, if you’re a bettor than taking the under would be more likely than seeing 43-plus points in this one.

    And as for fans heading down to the Linc just be sure to bundle up and don’t throw any snow on the field. With a national television audience watching Sunday Night Football on NBC (shameless plug), the last thing us Eagles fans need is to have to deal with another snowballing controversy.