The season of mystery is slowly coming to an end. In my mind it has been one of the most memorable ever in Vikings history. I don’t believe anybody is short on words on this team whether positive or negative.
This Sunday December 15th the Purple (3-9-1) host the Philadelphia Eagles (8-5) in the 2nd to last home game ever to be played at Mall of America Field. It is hard to believe that 2 weeks after this game will be the last game ever on December 29th.
Game time: noon on Fox
Announcers: Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston with Tony Siragusa on the sidelines.
Las Vegas Odds: Philadelphia by 4.5
Referee: Walt Anderson who has been a ref since 1996
Series is tied at 12 games each
Minnesota won the first 7 games ever played vs the Eagles
Minnesota is 6-4 at home and 6-8 in Philadelphia - One note on the home record and that is Minnesota is 2-3 at Mall of America Field. If the Vikings beat Philadelphia on Sunday it will be the first home win since 9/28/97
Cordarrelle Patterson info
Patterson is 2nd in the NFL in all-purpose yards. He is also the only rookie in the top 14 in the league on this list.
1)-LeSean McCoy 1744 yards
2)-Cordarrelle Patterson 1629 yards
3)-Jamaal Charles 1622 yards
Once again these numbers lead me to believe Patterson will be the 2013 rookie of the Year. Yes, I have heard the argument that Patterson was not used early in the season on offense. Teams are afraid to kick to Patterson and his 141 yards in receiving last week’s just gives me a gut feeling we are watching the 2013 Rookie of the year in action.
The Eagles are quite the story in the league as a new coach out of the college ranks has taken over. Michael Vick is not running the offense rather a young qb named Nick Foles who has taken the NFL by storm. The running game with all-purpose yard leader LeSean McCoy is ripping up the league. This is as dangerous team as there is in the NFL. The Eagles love to push the tempo so it will be interesting to see how conditioned the Vikes defense will be.
The Vikings record is a terrible reflection on the team. The amount of last second defeats you often wonder with a couple of different results the Vikings would be fighting for the division. It is a terrible division and I feel 8-8 will win the NFC North.
My vote goes to the Lions to win this division.
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