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               === Vikings come alive, end Eagles' win streak ===
 
 Minneapolis,  MN (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Minnesota was  without running  backs
 Adrian  Peterson and Toby Gerhart, but Matt Asiata ran for three touchdowns in
 the Vikings' 48-30 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
 
 Matt  Cassel  completed 26-of-35 passes  for 382  yards, two touchdowns and an
 interception  for  the Vikings  (4-9-1), who put  the brakes on Philadelphia's
 five-game winning streak.
 
 Peterson  (foot)  and Gerhart  (hamstring) were  inactive for Minnesota, which
 bounced  back from a  29-26 loss to the Ravens last week. Greg Jennings hauled
 in 11 Cassel passes for 163 yards and a touchdown.
 
 The Vikings scored a season-high 48 points against an Eagles team that allowed
 more than 21 points for the first time in 10 games.
 
 Nick Foles connected on 30-of-48 passes for 428 yards, three touchdowns and an
 interception  for  the Eagles (8-6),  who still lead the  Cowboys by a game as
 Dallas fell to Green Bay on Sunday.
 
 LeSean  McCoy carried the ball eight times for 38 yards and caught five passes
 for  68 yards.  The star running back  set an Eagles franchise record for most
 rushing yards in a game with 217 in last week's wild win over the Lions in the
 snow.
 
 DeSean  Jackson  hauled  in 10  passes  for  195  yards  and a  touchdown  for
 Philadelphia, which lost for the first time since Oct. 27.
 
 "We  need to  stick together. It's what we  did when we were 3-5. It's what we
 need  to  do now to  finish this  off the right  way," Eagles coach Chip Kelly
 said.
 
 The  Eagles  used two  quick scores  late in  the third  quarter to get within
 27-22.
 
 Philadelphia  refused to  kick the ball to Cordarrelle Patterson all game, and
 the  Vikings  started near  midfield with  15 seconds  remaining in the third.
 Chase  Ford  caught a  37-yard pass on  third down to  the drive going. Asiata
 capped the quick series with a 1-yard TD run.
 
 Following  two  three-and-outs from  the Eagles, the  Vikings started from the
 Philadelphia  36-yard  line with  7:55 to play.  Asiata's 10-yard run combined
 with  an  unnecessary roughness  penalty moved  the ball  to the 13. Patterson
 capped another short drive with a 5-yard touchdown catch, making it 41-22.
 
 Jason  Avant's  16-yard TD catch  and Asiata's  5-yard score accounted for the
 final margin.
 
 Vikings  kicker  Blair Walsh  missed  a  55-yard  field  goal on  the  opening
 possession of the game.
 
 After  the Eagles went three-and-out, Minnesota needed just four plays to find
 the  end  zone. Jarius Wright  caught a  26-yard pass before Jennings' 57-yard
 score.
 
 On  the  ensuing Philadelphia possession,  Foles scrambled for 21 yards before
 McCoy  turned a screen  pass into 24 yards. The drive stalled when Jared Allen
 sacked  Foles on  3rd-and-4. Alex Henery made  a 35-yard field goal to cut the
 gap to 7-3.
 
 The  Vikings continued  to  move the  ball  on  offense and  got  down to  the
 Philadelphia 3-yard line early in the second stanza. Minnesota, though, had to
 settle for a 21-yard Walsh field goal.
 
 The Eagles almost responded with a touchdown. Jackson took a double reverse 18
 yards  for a score,  but Foles was called for a low block on the play. Instead
 of a touchdown, Philadelphia got a 51-yard field goal from Henery.
 
 Minnesota  came right  back with an impressive 16-play, 75-yard drive. Asiata,
 Cassel  and Patterson picked up some key third downs with their legs. The ball
 was  placed on the 1-yard line following a defensive pass interference penalty
 on  Bradley  Fletcher. Asiata rumbled  into the end zone  to make it 17-6 with
 1:06 left.
 
 Henery made a 33-yard field goal at the end of the half.
 
 After  the Eagles went three-and-out to start the second half, Wright caught a
 42-yard  pass along  the right  sideline.  Cassel capped  the quick  four-play
 series with a 6-yard TD run.
 
 The  Vikings  had great field position  after Philadelphia went for it on 4th-
 and-1  from its own  24. McCoy was stopped for no gain and Minnesota took over
 on  downs. Walsh  made a 38-yard field goal  to make it 27-9 with 4:42 left in
 the third frame.
 
 But the Eagles made things interesting with two quick scores. Jackson caught a
 30-yard  TD  pass, Mychal Kendricks  picked off  Cassel and Zach Ertz followed
 with a gorgeous one-handed touchdown catch to cut the gap to 27-22.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 McCoy  established  a new career-high  in rushing yards with 1,343, surpassing
 his  total  of 1,309  set in  2011 ... Minnesota  was also without cornerbacks
 Chris   Cook  (knee)  and  Xavier  Rhodes  (ankle),  tight  end  John  Carlson
 (concussion)  and guard Brandon Fusco (knee) ... The Eagles had nine penalties
 for 94 yards ... Wright caught four passes for 95 yards.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/15 22:05:58 ET

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