Minnesota 24, Philadelphia 14

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:00 PM
WHEN: 8:00 PM EST, Tuesday, December 28, 2010
WHERE: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TEMPERATURE: 32°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 69144

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 7 10 7 24
Philadelphia 7 0 0 7 14

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 6-9 4-4 2-5 W1
Philadelphia 10-5 4-3 6-2 L1

Recap

Adrian Peterson rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown and rookie Joe Webb won his first career start as the Minnesota Vikings stunned the host Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 on Tuesday night.

Webb threw for 195 yards and ran for a touchdown while outplaying Michael Vick and thwarting Philadelphia's bid to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Antoine Winfield returned a fumble by Vick 45 yards for a momentum-changing touchdown for the Vikings (6-9), who were without Brett Favre (concussion) in the lineup for the second time in three games.

Minnesota's win allowed division rival Chicago (11-4) to wrap up at least the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the postseason.

On the same day he was named a starter for the Pro Bowl, Vick finished 24 of 40 for 263 yards with one touchdown pass, an interception and two fumbles. He also rushed for 63 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run.

The Vikings carried the momentum from Winfield's touchdown into the second half, getting a 30-yard field goal from Ryan Longwell and a 9-yard run by Webb for a 17-7 lead midway through the third quarter.

Vick's 10-yard run drew the Eagles within 17-14 with 10:17 to play, but Minnesota responded with an eight-play, 60-yard drive that Peterson capped with a 1-yard plunge.

It was the first Tuesday night game in the NFL since 1946. The game, originally scheduled for Sunday night, was pushed back two days because of a winter storm that dumped a foot of snow in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia (10-5) grabbed a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter when Vick tossed a 3-yard scoring pass to rookie tight end Clay Harbor.

For the remainder of the half, though, Vick played as if he were facing blizzard conditions. He was intercepted once and had a pair of sure picks dropped by Minnesota defenders.

Vick wasn't as fortunate on another gaffe in the final minute of the half. Winfield came in untouched on a blitz, punched the ball out of Vick's grasp and returned the fumble 45 yards for a touchdown and a 7-7 deadlock at halftime.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Minnesota   Philadelphia
Adrian Peterson Player Michael Vick
22 Attempts 8
118 Yards 63
5.4 Avg Yards 7.9
1 Touchdowns 1
27 Long 14
Receiving
Minnesota   Philadelphia
Percy Harvin Player Brent Celek
7 Receptions 10
100 Yards 97
14.3 Avg Yards 9.7
0 Touchdowns 0
46 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Minnesota 337 161 176 3 1 1 6.0 2
Philadelphia 331 107 224 2 0 0 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Eagles have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Vikings have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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