The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (8-5) at MINNESOTA (3-9-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE -- Eagles by 3½
RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Philadelphia 7-5-1, Minnesota 7-6
SERIES RECORD -- Tied 12-12
LAST MEETING -- Vikings beat Eagles 24-14, Dec. 28, 2010
LAST WEEK -- Eagles beat Lions 34-20; Vikings lost to Ravens 29-26
AP Pro32 RANKING -- Eagles No. 9, Vikings No. 27
EAGLES OFFENSE -- OVERALL (3), RUSH (1), PASS (13)
EAGLES DEFENSE -- OVERALL (30), RUSH (15), PASS (31)
VIKINGS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (14), RUSH (7), PASS (22)
VIKINGS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (31), RUSH (22), PASS (30)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Eagles have won five of last six vs. Vikings, losing only at home in 2010 when Joe Webb started at QB for Vikings. Webb is now No. 5 WR, with Matt Cassel starting at QB for second straight week. ... Eagles have beaten Vikings all three times they've faced off in playoffs, last following 2008 season. ... Eagles are plus-9 in turnover margin, and Vikings are minus-7. ... Eagles have won five straight games, hold one-game lead over Cowboys in NFC North. Teams play in Dallas in Week 17. ... Eagles are 5-1 on road, tied with Chiefs for best mark in NFL. ... Eagles QB Nick Foles threw first interception last week in snow vs. Lions but has 20 TD passes and still leads league with 120 rating. ... Eagles RB LeSean McCoy leads NFL with 1,305 yards rushing after 217-yard performance last week. ... With WR DeSean Jackson and McCoy, Eagles are one of two teams with 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver. Bears are other. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson lost rushing lead to McCoy after spraining right foot last week vs. Ravens. He trails by 84 yards, with his status in question for Sunday. ... WR Cordarrelle Patterson coming off career-high 141-yard game. Has five TDs, two in last two weeks, three different ways. ... SS Harrison Smith returns for Vikings after eight-game absence due to turf toe injury. ... Second-to-last game at Metrodome, now known as Mall of America Field, for Vikings.
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