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One Quarter Away! Eagles Lead 31-7 With 15 Minutes Left

Posted Jan 21, 2018

With just one quarter remaining, the Eagles lead the Vikings 31-7. Philadelphia has outscored Minnesota 31-0 since the game’s opening drive. Nick Foles has thrown for 336 yards and two touchdowns 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.

The Eagles came out of halftime firing. Corey Clement pitched the ball back to Foles and he let another one fly to Torrey Smith for a 41-yard touchdown which placed the Eagles up 31-7.

The Vikings went for it on fourth-and-goal from the 8-yard line, Ronald Darby defended a pass intended for Thielen which fell incomplete.

The Eagles will take over from the Minnesota 2-yard line to start the fourth quarter.

Game Leaders

Passing

Nick Foles: 23-30, 336 yards, 2 TD

Case Keenum: 19-33, 206 yards, TD, INT, FUM

Receiving

Alshon Jeffery: 4 catches, 80 yards, TD

Zach Ertz: 6 catches, 82 yards

Torrey Smith: 5 catches, 69 yards, TD

Kyle Rudolph: 25 yards, TD

Stefon Diggs: 5 catches, 50 yards

Jerick McKinnon: 7 catches, 52 yards

Rushing

Jay Ajayi: 12 carries, 43 yards

LeGarrette Blount: 5 carries, 16 yards, TD

Jerick McKinnon: 9 carries, 33 yards

Defense

Patrick Robinson: INT, TD

Danielle Hunter: 1 sack,

Derek Barnett: FF, 1 sack

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