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by: AnthonyP On  Saturday, January 3, 2009

Philadelphia EaglesMinnesota VikingsNFL Playoff Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings will be trying to hold off the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense on Sunday when the two teams meet in a Wild-Card Round matchup at The Metrodome.

Oddsmakers currently have the Eagles listed as 3-point favorites versus the Vikings, while the game’s total is sitting at 41.

The Eagles defeated Dallas 44-6 as a 2-point favorite in Week 17. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (40.5).

Donovan McNabb passed for 175 yards with a pair of touchdown passed and a TD run for Philadelphia, while Correll Buckhalter rushed for 63 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown reception in the win.

The Vikings defeated the Giants 20-19 as a 7-point favorite in Week 17. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (41).

Adrian Peterson rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries for Minnesota and Tarvaris Jackson passed for 239 yards with a touchdown and an interceptions in the win.

 

Team records:
Philadelphia: 9-6-1 SU, 10-6 ATS
Minnesota: 10-6 SU, 6-10 ATS

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-3-1
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing on outside the division are 7-2-1

Minnesota most recently:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home


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