Eagles looking good with 24-7 halftime lead

AP

The Vikings made it look easy in taking a 7-0 lead, but the Eagles shrugged their shoulders and said, “Whatever you can do, we can do better.”

Philadelphia answered and answered and answered and answered again. The Eagles have scored 24 unanswered points, taking a 24-7 lead into the locker room at halftime. Oh, and the Eagles get the second-half kickoff, too.

It is looking like Philadelphia vs. New England in the Super Bowl unless the Vikings have another comeback in them.

The Eagles have forced two takeaways of Case Keenum. Cornerback Patrick Robinson returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown after Chris Long hit the quarterback’s arm with 6:26 remaining in the first quarter. With Minnesota threatening in the second quarter, at the Philadelphia 16, Derek Barnett had a strip-sack of Keenum with Long recovering.

The Eagles scored on their next possession on a 53-yard pass from Nick Foles to Alshon Jeffery, who beat Terence Newman.

They added a 38-yard field goal from Jake Elliott on the final play of the first half as the Vikings look nothing like the league’s top-rated defense.

Philadelphia gained 242 yards in the first half, with Foles completing 15 of 22 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown. Zach Ertz has five catches for 76 yards, and Jeffery has added three for 70.

Keenum is 15-of-23 for 149 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Stefon Diggs has five catches for 50 yards.

174 responses to “Eagles looking good with 24-7 halftime lead

  1. I love how Buck and Aikman were raving about how great the Vikings defense is on third down. And then the Eagles throw a bomb for a touchdown. On third down…SKOL!!!!

  2. The Vikings have their work cut out for them to come back against the Eagles D in the second half. This game isn’t going as I expected. Thought it would be 7-3 at this point. Eagles are playing great D and Foles looks good with their scheme.

  3. Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.

  4. Sadly, just what I expected. One team’s coaching staff is being aggressive, trying to win. As for Zimmer, he again is being passive on defense, and even though the opening drive lead to a TD, starting off with 3 runs told me all I needed to know. Coaching scared and the players following their lead.

  5. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.
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    And you Barney’s were saying the same thing last year. Deal with it!

  6. As a Vikings fan, I didn’t think they would win this game, but I am extremely disappointed they decided to have a performance that might be more humiliating than 41-0 when its all said and done.

    Eagles are moving the ball at will. Their offensive line is just destroying the Vikings defensive line. Open receivers every single play. I predict 54-7 when its over.

  7. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.

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    Says the fan base that literally does the same thing to the Packers.

  8. Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.”

    Funny how that’s the opposite of what Viking fans said for two of the last three years. And at least the Packers win a Super Bowl now and then….

    Oh well, better luck next year – for the 57th year in a row.

  9. Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.
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    You may not have been around last year when the barneys crucified us in the comments section during the NFCCG. Turn about is 100% fair play. If you can dish it out, you gotta take it…..much like your team is taking it right now. 31-7. Now that’s a CHOKE.

  10. Geez – out coached and outplayed – Eagles sure deserve this one. Let the trolling (much of it deserved) begin.

  11. 31-7 as we watch. Wentz is such a system QB. I mean Foles can step in and do this to the #1 defense right? Isn’t that how it works when talking about other teams?

    Phillys defense playing scary good. Looks like we’ll have that SB rematch after all, should be a dog fight. Will be fun to see Long chasing downs brady and Blount getting handoffs, etc…

    Minnesota’s miracle well just ran dry, what a season though.

  12. taintedsaints2009 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    As a Vikings fan, I didn’t think they would win this game, but I am extremely disappointed they decided to have a performance that might be more humiliating than 41-0 when its all said and done.

    Eagles are moving the ball at will. Their offensive line is just destroying the Vikings defensive line. Open receivers every single play. I predict 54-7 when its over.
    =====================
    Sad that you ditch your team and jump off the bandwagon so quickly. Yet, all year you’ve been saying the exact opposite. Worst kind of fan.

  13. Looks like Keenum turned back into a pumpkin. Did the Barney’s think they won the last game of the year last week? Kind of reminds me of the Giants-Vikings NFC Championship game in 2000.

  14. This is insane. Foles is playing lights out. It’s like the Vikings defense is not even on the field. They are are getting absolutely shredded.

    The Eagles have scored 10 points since Keenum last saw the field and the Vikings are down by 3 TDs and 3 2 pt conversions.

    It doesn’t get much uglier than this if you are a Viking fan. You can be thankful that Torrey Smith dropped that 50 yard TD bomb on the Eagles first drive or it would be even worse.

    Foles is earning himself a big payday while Keenum is costing himself money. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bradford coming in soon.

  15. Neither of these teams look very good. They both look like teams that will look hopeless against the Pats.

    In a couple weeks, we’ll be watching an ugly game and thinking, “the Saints, Falcons, or Panthers would all have done a more respectable job in the SB than this.”

  16. Bunch of trolls in here
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    I wonder why? Have you not seen your fellow purple’s behavior since AR went down?

  17. Okay Minnesota as a proud owner of the Green Bay Packers, I can proudly now say the season ends without any damage, so happy to see the Vikings get blown out of the stadium it does my heart well, and one more piece of business the Minnesota Vikings will not be a Super Bowl Champion.
    Good night Minnesota

  18. Barr with another cheap shot on a qb
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    Noticed that….drove him again. Did you happen to notice that he tried to trip the rb on that third down play he got beat on before the half? Dirty player.

  19. The only good thing about this disaster is that Shurmer will officially be fully dedicated to helping the Giants two weeks earlier than if the Vikes had won. As a Giants fan its killing me to see this Philly blowout.

  20. Funny how ive been saying this all week, I predicted 2 eagles defensive tds, and a complete exposure of the pathetic viking defense and the complete exposure of keenums fluke season! So sick and tired of hearing how good they were compared to the Eagles!!! Enjoy your crow.

  21. This game is a snoozer, the saints woulda made it so much more interesting. That’s what they get for choking

  22. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.
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    Awwwww, sour grapes taste delicious. Who knew?

  23. codylaws says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm
    Wow. No one saw that coming,….

    **********

    Ummm, I’m pretty sure A LOT of people saw it coming….

    The only reason the Vikings are playing tonight instead of the Saints is because of a missed tackle. It’s not because it was a “miracle”.

  24. taintedsaints2009 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm
    The Vikings deserve to be ridiculed after a performance like this.
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    Yes, they definitely do, as do you for months/years of trolling comments.

  25. The question everyone should be asking: Is Nick Foles Elite?

    I’m thinking 6 year 120.6 million dollar contract to bring him into Baltimore.

  26. This game was well over before halftime.

    Shurmer can now take his offense, Keenum, and even Bradford too if he wants to the Giants. Eagles should have two automatic wins on their schedule each year.

    Outside of that first drive it has been as if the Eagles has had both our offensive and defensive playbooks. I congratulate them on doing what so many thought they were not capable of doing. I even think that this defense is capable of beating the Patriots quite handily.

    For the Vikings… well it was fun while it lasted. Zimmer needs to build confidence back into his defense, and he and Spielman need to address several areas of the offense – first being to bring in a young OC with some invention. Hopefully that new OC will see promise in keeping Bridgewater.

    Well done Eagle nation. I salute you all.

  27. codylaws says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm
    Wow. No one saw that coming, but the Pats are going to waste the iggles again.
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    Most knowledgeable fans of the game saw this coming. Heck, even Barney’s who know their history well saw this futility coming. It’s what the Vikings do.

  28. Funny but the Jaguar fans were chippy all week while the Pats laid reasonably low. Pats won.
    Now the Viking fans were chippy all week while the Eagles fans were relatively low.

    Is it possible the team that talks the less trash is the one that wins?

  29. YEA YEA , so it really don’t help when the ref stands in front of keenum “WITH THE CLOCK RUNNING ” but HE GETS OUTTA THE WAY WHEN it’s running for foles refs are on the eagles side
    ” like always for home teams “

  30. delgriffth says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    We’ve been telling you people all year. The Birds are the real deal.

    Yes they are. Now get ready for everyone to start saying this proves that Wentz is just a system QB. We have seen trolls do this before.

  31. Vikings… please now insert Bradford. We know what Keenum has so let’s see what Bradford has so we can decide if he’s worth keeping around next year.

    Keenum has had a good year, but I will be GUTTED if the Vikings sign him longterm. He deserves to start in the NFL, but I hope it isn’t the Vikings who choose to pay him. Keep Bridgewater and Sloter, and look to add some depth to our OL and DL in the draft.

  32. Dirty Anthony Barr again. But I’m sure the purple idiots will still defend him. #BarrisDirty

  33. codylaws says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Wow. No one saw that coming, but the Pats are going to waste the iggles again.
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    From the troll that predicted a Jags/Queens SB

  34. Looks like the only way Vikings fans will be going to the SB is if they are selling hot dogs or frosty malts in the stands.

  35. So, Ariani, CodyTho and Wisconsin’s Favorite son. Buy your Superbowl tickets yet? Another EPIC choke in the NFCCG!

  36. Man, I sure hope Foles took the Vikings defense out to dinner first before he started having his way with them.

    38-7 so far….

  37. Who the hell cares about some pass play against the Saints, I can’t even remember such a play….how bout the performance the Vikings tonight?????
    LOL
    LOL
    LOL
    SKOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    hee hee hee hee

  38. 12 28 Rate This
    darkgoody says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    It might be a blowout. Still nice to watch a legitimate football game after that Pats atrocity.

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    You gotta be kidding. This game has turned boring or even a little sad. The Pats Jags game was exciting as all get out. The Jags gave them hell and nothing was decided until within the minute warning.

  39. codylaws says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Wow. No one saw that coming, but the Pats are going to waste the iggles again.
    _________________________

    Ahem, just going to leave this here…

    codylaws says:
    January 5, 2018 at 11:17 am
    Hear me when I say this, the patriots will never win another super bowl.

  40. Can’t imagine what the next two weeks will be like for Vikings fans living in Minneapolis.

    Ugh.

    Call the travel agent.

  41. “One and done”  “Foles…lol”  “easiest path to the super bowl is thru philly”  “We have the best defense in the NFL”  “Foles can’t throw deep”  “Keenum > Foles” 

    Heh…heh…heh…heh….see ya in two weeks !!!

  42. Zimmer… just put the reserves on for the rest of the game. Give them some experience and reward them for their play and support this year. I even wish we had Sloter and Bridgewater active so they could gets some live snaps too.

    Keenum was a good news story, but now it’s time to put that story to bed and focus on next year.

  43. codylaws wrote:
    Wow. No one saw that coming, but the Pats are going to waste the iggles again.
    ===

    No, Cody, YOU didn’t see it coming. That’s obvious from all of your boasting this week.
    Just to stimulate your memory, here’s a sampling of a couple of your other prophesies:

    “Confidence doesn’t equal success or winning. Execution equals winning, and foles can’t do any of those, at least not enough. Sorry Philly fans. Eagles will lose.

    “Good luck chasing a qb who can run. Not gonna happen again. Eagles will lose. Vikings are too talented, more than the Eagles, and a better overall team.”

    One thing is for sure: You were dead right about confidence (or overconfidence) not translating to success, let alone winning. Nick Foles, of all people, just shredded your overrated defense. Thirty-eight points in a row (so far)?
    I think we all know which “is the better overall team.” As commentawaitingdeletion pointed out, at least you can switch your allegiances to the Pats now.

  44. SKOL!!!!! Congratulations to the 2017 NFC Champions Minnesota Vikings and the first team to host a hometown Super Bowl. Great job Vikings! SKOL!!!!! I really need to stop promoting fake news.

    REAL NEWS: Congratulations to the 2017 NFC Champions: Philadelphia Eagles! A job VERY well done! Those frauds should NOT have gotten by us last week and their fans KNOW it!

  45. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.

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    Packer fan very much enjoying this. Watched a cheap shot take out Rodgers and listened all year to how the Vikes are so deep and injuries won’t matter. Really? It looks like losing Rhodes and Sendejo has mattered. Please tag Keenum or pay him ridiculous money.

  46. So this is what this defense looks like when they aren’t at home playing a slew of the worse offenses in the NFL? Called it. Lol saints showed in a half how easy they are to beat if you don’t beat yourself. Eagles just topped the cake. This is embarrassing.

  47. Vikings were one play away from the big choke last week. They are doing a good job all game this week.
    gimme a C gimme an H gimme a O-K-E!!!

  48. Hey think about it this way-can’t be the first team to lose the Super Bowl in your home stadium if you don’t make it to the Super Bowl!!

    SKOLOLOLOLOL

  49. Vikings fans are wishing right now that the saints safety would’ve made the tackle. this is embarrassing

  50. Thank goodness I don’t have to hear some short rant how every player on there team is better in every article. And how it’s our year every year and last but not least wont have to see SKOL anymore. Except for the end of game article where they vent and say refs cheated them SKOL

  51. “This isn’t Detroit, man! This is the Super Bowl!”
    Tee hee.

    I do feel bad for Thielen, Keenum and purpleguy. As for the Skol trolls on here, it’s a great day to be alive.

  52. The good news is that looking forward to the 2018 season, the Vikings have three starting level quarterbacks on the roster.

    The bad news is they would be numbers 4,5 and 6 on the NFC North starting quarterback depth chart.

  53. The biggest loser in this game, financially speaking, is Nick Foles. Too bad he didnt sign a one year deal.

  54. People who think the Vikings choked really don’t understand sports.

    Philadelphia flat out played and demolished Minnesota — today, they were clearly the better team.

    To say Minnesota choked isn’t fair to how well Philadelphia played today.

    On the other hand, I do understand that Packer fans share a single common brain and this is what it came up with.

  55. Karma, Vikings saw that the Saints replay system didn’t work during the last game.

    Cheaters never win.

  56. The Vikings…. Same as it ever was…. PS when you have 4 QBs on the roster, you have none. Oh… wait, now you only have one on the roster. Please pay Keenum “Stafford” money so I can laugh next year when he doesn’t get every break he did this year.

  57. 4sacroc says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm
    Can’t imagine what the next two weeks will be like for Vikings fans living in Minneapolis.

    Ugh.

    Call the travel agent.

    ———————-
    Seriously, rent their homes and apartments out for insane bucks and yeah, call the travel agent. Spend the week fishing off Key West and pocket the difference.

  58. eaglesmaina says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    Codylaws im glad to see you showed up! Another horrible prediction bro!!!

    SKOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

    DUDE YOU ARE WRONG EVERYTIME!!

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    Why do we even bother responding to codylaw? Before last Sunday’s game, he was talking about how the Vikings front four was gonna be all over Brees and we didn’t stand a chance. Despite our makeshift offensive line, that vaunted Vikings front four could only pressure Brees with blitzes.

    But earlier this week, codylaw said that Nick Foles was no Drew Brees. True but Foles is a former Pro Bowler and that Pro Bowl’s MVP.

  59. People who think the Vikings choked really don’t understand sports.

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    The irony of a Vikings fan saying this is PURE GOLD…. The Barneys have spewed the “If you don’t win the SB, you choked” verbage for the last 6 years…. now the tables have turned. Don’t worry it was a one year abberation…

  60. They just announced on FOX broadcast that Zimmer refused to be interviewed after the game…..I have never see we’re the losing head coach in the conference championship did not give a post game interview and congratulate the winning team….wow….what a class act.

  61. On the other hand, I do understand that Packer fans share a single common brain and this is what it came up with.
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    It’s not our fault you don’t understand why we are all talking about choking. Perhaps a look back through the comment sections of the 2014&16 nfc championship games might help you figure it out.

  62. Broken Skydiver says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    People who think the Vikings choked really don’t understand sports.

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    I remember making of the wilder VIkings fans said The Packers chocked in ATL with their practice squad DBS and get tore apart in a game everyone felt so. They were underdogs while Vikings were the favorite. Even if your too sturbborn to admit it, howabout this fact. GB was down 24 to 0 at halftime. and still made it a closer game than the Vikings did as they lost by over 30. Call it what you want, but at least GB didn’t give up, maybe Minnesota got trounced, but maybe they used all their energy celebrating as if they won the SB last week.

  63. The good news is that looking forward to the 2018 season, the Vikings have three starting level quarterbacks on the roster.

    The bad news is they would be numbers 4,5 and 6 on the NFC North starting quarterback depth chart.
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    If I’m not mistaken, all three are free agents. They’ll likely only have one on the roster next year. They better choose wisely or they’ll find themselves back in third or fourth place.

  64. The Vikings did NOT choke today! If a team chokes, that means they were in control of the game and did something STUPID (like Williams last week) to allow the other team to get the win. The Vikings didn’t choke today because they NEVER had control of the game, after their first and only TD.

  65. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Funny how packer fans are in here. I mean, they got nothing else to do. Better to lose in the championship game versus not making the tourney.
    ——————————-

    Really? Would you like to see the posts of blowhard Skol chumps (like yourself) shooting their ‘mouth’ off?

    I didn’t think you would.

  66. johngaltwho says:
    January 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    The good news is that looking forward to the 2018 season, the Vikings have three starting level quarterbacks on the roster.

    The bad news is they would be numbers 4,5 and 6 on the NFC North starting quarterback depth chart.

    ________________________________________________

    Got news for you Johnny.

    As of right now, they don’t have ANY quarterbacks on their roster for 2018.

    As in, ZERO.

  67. cribbage12 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Does anybody know: Is 38 unanswered a record for a playoff game?
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    No. That was eclipsed by the 2000 NFC Championship won by the NY Giants, 41-0

    Their opponent? You guessed it: The Vikings

  68. kevpft says:
    January 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Neither of these teams look very good. They both look like teams that will look hopeless against the Pats.

    In a couple weeks, we’ll be watching an ugly game and thinking, “the Saints, Falcons, or Panthers would all have done a more respectable job in the SB than this

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    Eagles are better then Jaguars at every single position group except cb, and the Eagles trio of Robinson, Mills, and Darby are pretty good. Eagles have better safeties, lbs, DL, OL, TE, Wr, QB, and rbs(fournette is the best but, ajayi, blount, clement is a better unit). The Patriots would have lost to the Jags today if not for the refs. But the refs no longer have incentive to help them. Today they did bc the NFL didnt want a Foles/Keenum vs Bortles Superbowl, but now that theres no more games to play the refs have no reason to help you advance for ratings.

    So no the Patriots are in trouble. The last time these teams played the Eagles won. That was with Chip Kellys offense. You wanna no why Nick Foles has been so good during the playoffs? Because in the bye week Pederson went back and watched tape of Foles and his great year under Kelly and added the concepts Foles thrived in that season to his offense. Mostly the Quick passing game. He realized Nick Foles has the highest career passer rating in the league, and 1 of the highest of alltime when he gets rid of the ball in 2 seconds. Yes better then Brady. The guy whoses ability to get rid of the ball fast and accurate, everyone raves about.

    So go ahead talk like a Vikings or Falcons or Rams or Saints fan. See what happens. Trust me you aint gonna get away with taping the Eagles defensive signals this time.

    Yup this is the 1st SuperBowl rematch between the Patriots and 1 of the 3 teams they robbed of a championship. If Brady loses this game it will be like they lost 2 in a lot of peoples eyes.

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