The Eagles take a 16-14 lead into the second half thanks in part to an Asante Samuel pick-six. The interception return was capped off by Eagles defensive lineman Chris Clemons pancaking Tarvaris Jackson, who made a weak attempt at trying to make up for a poor pass. Keep a look out for this hit on the weekly highlight reel.
While the Eagles hold a slim lead, the Vikings get the ball to start the second half and have had a good deal of success moving the ball against the Eagles defense. Adrian Peterson was right when he said earlier in the week that the Eagles can give up the big run play. AP broke a 40-yard run wide open and later plugged in a short three-yarder.
We've got a tight one in Minnesota and this game will likely come down to a battle of field position and who can win the turnover battle. With Jackson being banged up and AP's tendency to cough up the ball, we're betting on the Birds.
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