Vikings-Eagles Game Snapshot

Get the series history, keys to the game, injury status and fast fact for the Eagles-Vikings game.

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Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (2-4)

KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 ET
GAMEDATE: 10/28/07
SURFACE: FieldTurf
TV: FOX, Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger


22nd meeting. The Vikings lead the series, 11-10. The last time the two teams met was in the 2004 playoffs. The Eagles defeated the Vikings in the divisional round, 27-14, then beat Atlanta in the NFC Championship game to make it to the Super Bowl for the first time in 24 years.


The Eagles are eighth in the NFL with an average of 347.7 yards per game, but just 23rd in scoring (19.3) because they have scored just six touchdowns in 20 red-zone possessions. If TE L.J. Smith can play through his injury and be effective, he's an excellent weapon near the goal-line.

With the dominance of the Vikings' interior run defense, look for RB Brian Westbrook to bounce it outside often and be used heavily in the short passing game.

Vikings coach Brad Childress spent seven years as an assistant for the Eagles' Andy Reid, so he has to be wary of being predictable in his play-calling. One element of surprise could be the starting quarterback – Kelly Holcomb will get the call if Tarvaris Jackson's broken right index finger isn't healthy enough. Regardless, Minnesota's power running game against the Eagles' eighth-ranked run defense will tell the story.


Eagles: Smith (groin) is expected to play; FS Brian Dawkins (neck) is expected to miss another game; WLB Takeo Spikes (shoulder) and CB Lito Sheppard (knee sprain) are expected to play. RT Jon Runyan (tailbone) is questionable.

Vikings: Jackson (finger) is limited in practice and likely a game-day decision; LB Vinny Ciurciu (ankle sprain) and FB Naufahu Tahi (knee sprain) could each miss a second consecutive game; S Dwight Smith (hamstring) is out.


Westbrook hasn't fumbled since Week 2 of last season, a span of 418 touches.

The Vikings lead the league with four defensive touchdowns.

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