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Eagles Flying High; Lead 24-7 At Halftime

Posted Jan 21, 2018

At halftime, the Eagles lead the Vikings 24-7. Philadelphia outscored Minnesota 17-0 in the second quarter. Quarterback Nick Foles threw for 208 yards and a touchdown to pace the Eagles' offense.

The Vikings scored on the game’s opening drive on a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Case Keenum to tight end Kyle Rudolph. The Eagles' defense answered the bell on the Vikings' next drive.

On third-and-8 with six minutes to go, cornerback Patrick Robinson intercepted Keenum’s pass intended for Adam Thielen and returned it across the field 50 yards for a touchdown. It was Robinson’s second pick-six of his career and tied the game at 7-7.

The Eagles took over inside the Minnesota 20 to start the second quarter. A short pass to Zach Ertz gave Philadelphia a third-down conversion and LeGarrette Blount finished off the drive bulldozing over safety Andrew Sendejo for an 11-yard touchdown run. The Eagles went up 14-7 with just under 14 minutes to go in the half.

With about three minutes left on third-and-6, rookie Derek Barnett strip-sacked Keenum at the Philadelphia 25 and the ball was recovered by Chris Long.

On third-and-10, Foles danced around in the pocked and unleashed a 53-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Alshon Jeffery to put the Eagles up 21-7.

Jake Elliott nailed a 38-yarder to make the score 24-7 at the half as the Eagles went 60 yards in 29 seconds.

Philadelphia will receive the ball to start the second half.

First Half Leaders

Passing

Nick Foles: 15-22, 208 yards, TD

Case Keenum: 15-23, 149 yards, TD, INT, FUM

Receiving

Alshon Jeffery: 3 catches, 70 yards, TD

Zach Ertz: 4 catches, 76 yards

Kyle Rudolph: 25 yards, TD

Stefon Diggs: 5 catches, 50 yards

Rushing

Jay Ajayi: 4 carries, 23 yards

LeGarrette Blount: 4 carries, 17 yards, TD

Latavius Murray: 6 carries, 18 yards

Jerick McKinnon: 7 carries, 22 yards

Defense

Patrick Robinson: INT, TD

Danielle Hunter: 1 sack,

Derek Barnett: FF, 1 sack

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