It's Good! Eagles defeat Vikings

January 5, 2009 3:27:27 AM PST
Believe. Eagles are moving on in the playoffs. The horns of the Vikings are not looking as mighty as they once did, thanks in part to Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and the rest of your Philadelphia Eagles.

While most banked on the Birds coming out the victor, many believed it would not be as close as it turned out to be.

David Akers started the game on the right foot, twice. Two first quarter field goals, a 43 and 51-yarder brought the Eagles early bragging rights with a 6-0 lead.

In the second quarter, the Vikings charged ahead with an Adrian Peterson 40-yard touchdown run. Ryan Longwell's point after put Minnesota ahead 7-6.

Would you like another? David Akers did and a 43-yard kick brought the lead back to the Eagles as the score read 9-7.

With 6:43 left in the half, an Asante Samuel interception and subsequent 44-yard return gave the Birds a 16-7 lead.

The first half did not end on the best of terms for Andy Reid and his team, as Adrian Peterson scored another touchdown for the Vikings and took the game to a 2 point difference. Philadelphia led 16-14 in the half.

The third quarter saw no change of score, which was good for the leading Eagles, but the Birds wanted to put some more cushion to their score.

The fourth quarter would see to that.

Remember Brian Westbrook? The Vikings sure will.

Westbrook, quiet for much of the game, saw his energy spike as he went 71-yards and brought the Birds closer to seeing victory with a 23-14 lead.

David Akers was all about kicking them while they were down as he put another 3 points on the scoreboard with a 45-yard nail in the Viking's season.

Throw in a fumble recovery and the Eagles have vanquished the Vikings 26-14.

Next week, the Eagles will play their northern rival New York Giants at 1:00 p.m. Both have a win over the other this season.

Here's one footnote: Each won their game on the other's field.

Next week's game is at the Meadowlands.

Sounds good.

FINAL: Eagles 26, Vikings 14