Here are some Eagles-Vikings nuggets to get you set for Tuesday night football in South Philadelphia.
Head coach Andy Reid has never lost to the Minnesota Vikings, with a career record of 5-0. The Eagles last defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the 2008 NFC Wildcard Round 26-14, thanks in large part to Brian Westbrook's 71-yard touchdown screen.
Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff from 1999-2002, where he served as the defensive backs coach under Reid. Frazier is 2-2 since replacing former Vikings head coach (and Eagles offensive coordinator) Brad Childress.
Eagles:- The Eagles have won 13 of their last 14 games in December.
- Last week, quarterback Michael Vick had at least three passing touchdowns and over 100 rushing yards - only the third time in NFL history that feat has been accomplished.
- Running back LeSean McCoy has 632 scrimmage yards (126.4 per game) & three TDs in his last five home games. In his first two years, he has 2,532 scrimmage yards, the most by an Eagle in his first two seasons.
- Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had the first game-winning punt return as time expired in NFL history last week (65 yards). He has scored 24 touchdowns (17 receiving, four punt returns, three rushing) in his career & averages 48.4 yards per touchdown (1,162 yards).
- Trent Cole had two sacks the last time he played the Vikings.
- Quarterback Joe Webb rushed for his first career touchdown last week.
- Running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 83 yards & two touchdowns the last time he played the Eagles.
- Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe had a touchdown catch in last meeting between these two teams. Since the start of 2008, he has 20 touchdowns, fourth most among NFL tight ends.
- Defensive end Jared Allen has three sacks & two forced fumbles in two career meetings with the Eagles (including playoffs). He has 8.5 sacks in his last seven games. He needs a half sack for his fourth consecutive 10-sack season.
-Cornerback Asher Allen is looking for his third straight game with an interception.
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 1:31 p.m., December 27