Alshon Jeffery has more TDs against Vikings than any other team

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Before he joined the Eagles this year, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery spent five years with the Bears and faced the Vikings nine times.

Some of those were big days, including Jeffery’s 249 yards and two touchdowns in a 2013 loss in Minnesota, and Jeffery wound up with seven touchdowns against the Vikings overall. That’s the most he has against any team and coach Doug Pederson was asked on Thursday if he’s gone back to watch Jeffery work against Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes as he prepares for Sunday.

“Yeah, I’ve gone back and looked at that match-up in particular just to see the battle that went on and the types of things that Alshon did against him, and the coverage technique that he used,” Pederson said at a press conference. “Does it apply to this game? Maybe a little bit. I think Alshon’s a better player. I think he’s [Rhodes] a much better player, obviously, and he’s playing with a lot of confidence. It’s going to be another great match-up again Sunday evening.”

Jeffery is used differently than he was in Chicago in a different offense with different players around him, so there may not be much to read into past matchups. If he does have any tricks up his sleeve, however, they would be welcomed by the Eagles.

37 responses to “Alshon Jeffery has more TDs against Vikings than any other team

  1. Rhodes Closed…Jeffrey with the Bears beat us deep at times pre Xavier, Foles can’t get it to him deep even if open, which he won’t be…

  2. I looked at his game logs against the Vikings and every year he had one game with double-digit receptions, over 100 yards, at least one touchdown, or all three. In the other game he had one or two receptions and no touchdowns. So I guess you could say he’s been a little up and down against the Vikings.

  3. Interesting but not really applicable here. Alshon excels in winning contested balls thanks to his size and focus, but he’s not good at getting separation. He needs good timing with his QB to really make an impact. This is why he and Wentz started the year slowly and then heated up later on. Unfortunately he’s back to square one with Foles and there’s just not enough time for them to develop that chemistry before the playoffs are over. Plus the Vikings’ outside CBs are legit. Certainly possible Alshon has a big game but the Eagles really need to go through Ertz, Agholor and their run game…which they can totally do.

  4. You know what I just realized? If the Vikings lose this game, our town is going to be inundated with Eagles fans for a whole week! And I don’t think they’ll be shy about pointing out how they got there. I’m not going to be able to leave the house. Come on, Vikings, you can’t let that happen!

  5. Jeffery is a streaky player who could get all his catches on one or two 3rd quarter drives. The Eagles are balanced enough on offense for that not to be an issue. I feel like the key for the Eagles will be to get a lead or at least stay within a couple points. If they fall behind like the Saints did, they’ll be in trouble. On the other hand, I believe they can hold a lead – even a small one – and keep enough pressure on Keenum to prevent any late-game heroics.

    I just hope the officiating is competent and consistent so that whoever wins will have won fair and square. Should be a really good game between two really good teams.

  6. I’m guessing the fact that he played them twice every year has something to do with this.

  7. TheDPR says:
    January 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    I just hope the officiating is competent and consistent so that whoever wins will have won fair and square

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    Don’t start making excuses, not a good look. You take the officials out of the equation by beating the other team. Vikings 23-6

  8. Didn’t the Vikings have one of the worst defenses in the league during much of that time? While I don’t see the Vikings winning this game, I don’t think the defeat comes through Jeffery.

  9. I don’t think the Eagles will score 20 on the Vikings. I also don’t think they will have to 16-10 Eagles. Don’t think the Eagles will let them off the hook like the Saints did.

  10. I’m sure the Eagles will be running a lot of their run-pass option since that seems to work for Foles. Atlanta has a top-10 defense and they seemed to struggle with defending it a bit. Zim will figure out how to slow it down. Should be a great game.

  11. Football God changed the weather to 50 plus degrees so Vikings can win. God is on our side. Trust me, Vikings win by 10.

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    I believe that’s the high temp for the day. Game kicks off at 6:40pm.

  12. codylaws says:

    January 18, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Football God changed the weather to 50 plus degrees so Vikings can win. God is on our side. Trust me, Vikings win by 10.

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    God is not a fan of haters. Trust me. Eagles by 10.

  13. Just with the makeup of these two teams, I hope the defenses don’t beat. Up the opposing offenses so bad. That it hurts the winning team on feb 4!

  14. The 2013 Vikings were one of the worst Vikings teams ever. And Les Frazier – yuck.

    You’re all going to feel very silly when the Feebles get pounded this weekend and you’re all sitting there with those ridiculous dog masks on your heads.

    Alshon who?

  15. I know it’s “spilt milk” at this point, but this article in particular makes me wonder what this game would look like if Wentz were healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally behind Nick, but *man* what fun it would be if the kid was healthy and could play this Sunday night.

  16. He used to abuse low alertness CB Chris Cook all the time. He won’t be able to do that with Rhodes, who is very well suited to match up against him.

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    As far as the Vikings being a good outdoor team, their wins outdoors this season were against:

    Redskins
    Browns
    Packers (no Rodgers)
    and the Bears

    They lost to the Steelers and Panthers outdoors. So looks like they have not beaten a team with a winning record outside this season.

    Their other nine wins were in the comfort of a dome.

  18. I think the Eagles are going to win this and shock everyone with how easy they do it. Not to take anything away from the Vikings they are a good team, but they are walking into a trap. They are not a good outdoor team despite their victories against some bad teams outside. The Eagles defense plays at another level in their own building, and they will make the Vikings offense one dimensional and then go get the QB. I respect Min def, they will keep it a low scoring game, but the Eagles defense will cause turnovers and will score. 24-9

  19. If Rhodes is healthy, he shuts down all of the best receivers. He has faced Jeffrey plenty and if I recall, Jeffrey was not a factor in any of the Rhodes games. Julio, Green and even Antonio have had poor to mediocre games against Rhodes. The film don’t lie men. Rhodes is the Revis of now. Just watch his games or if lazy or too busy, look at the stat lines. THE FILM DON’T LIE!

    Vikings by a miracle!

  20. mrbiggstuff says:
    January 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    FYI: Game time temperature will be 40°. Bundle up!
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    It’s 37 degrees here today. I had to take off my jacket.

  21. Rhodes was a rookie in 2013. Even some Vikings rubes were questioning Rhodes’ abilities after 2 seasons. He’s a completely different beast now.

    Alshon was more effective with the Bears than he has been with Philly, even with a healthy Wentz.

  22. ——“Football God changed the weather to 50 plus degrees so Vikings can win. God is on our side. Trust me, Vikings win by 10.”
    ………………………….

    As a Vikings fan and a practicing Catholic, I’ve done a lot of praying over the past 45 years…. trust me when I say that God doesn’t care about American football.

  23. Since his rookie year with the Bears the refs have allowed Jeffery to push off to get his separation. If he couldn’t do it he would never be open. I have never seen any WR in the NFL get away with it like he does. Still don’t know why he gets to do it. He never tries to hide it either. It is a two hand shove and a cut.

  24. In Green Bay the temp at kickoff was 5 degrees. And you have people here talking about 40’s at kickoff. Your temps aren’t the issue here at all believe me. It is a much different cold where they come from. The field conditions and wind is more of a factor than the cold. The biggest factor in this game however is the Eagles very good defense. Skol.

  25. vikingsvoice says:
    January 18, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    Rhodes was a rookie in 2013. Even some Vikings rubes were questioning Rhodes’ abilities after 2 seasons. He’s a completely different beast now.

    Alshon was more effective with the Bears than he has been with Philly, even with a healthy Wentz
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    I think alshon has been very effective in Philly. He’s opened things up for everyone else while still putting up 789 yards and 9 td’s. Two other teammates put up over 700 yards and both scored 8tds. Wentz spread that ball everywhere. Even 3rd string TE trey burton scored 5 td’s which was more than your all world wr thielen.

  26. The Vikings shouldn’t even be here. If it weren’t for a stupid play by the Saints they would be watching from their couch. The Eagles won’t make that mistake.

  27. Barry S says:
    January 19, 2018 at 10:28 am
    The Vikings shouldn’t even be here. If it weren’t for a stupid play by the Saints they would be watching from their couch. The Eagles won’t make that mistake.
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    The Eagles will never have a lead so you have nothing to worry about.

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