With 10:30 to play in quarter #1, the Eagles took the lead on a Miles Sanders TD run, but missed the extra point. They lost the lead later in the quarter when Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook scored on a short run, followed by a successful PAT. And, Philadelphia did not retake the lead until only 3:00 remained in the game in a very close four point victory on the road over the Vikings.
And, it was interesting how they did it. Down by only 3 points late in the 4th quarter, the Eagles decided on a taboo strategy – they took a successful game-tying field goal off the board to take advantage of a taunting penalty on Minnesota to move the ball to a first and goal at the Vikings’ 10 yard line. Two plays later Carson Wentz found Sanders alone in the end zone for the game-winning score.
Sanders had a terrific game, rushing for 139 yards on 17 carries, and he scored three TD’s in the victory. Philly now awaits the winner of the Lions-49ers game.