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Eagles at Vikings live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 6 game

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Eagles at Vikings live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 6 game

4:02 p.m.: OK, that’ll do it for me. The Vikings are putting the finishing touches on this game and I’m heading down to the locker room. 

3:48 p.m.: Zach Ertz just fumbled away the football after a long catch and the Eagles are clearly going to lose this game. Ugly all the way around. They had some momentum early in the second half but couldn’t sustain it. 

3:38 p.m.: Welp. That’ll do it. The Vikings just went on an 88-yard touchdown drive to seal this game. Kirk Cousins has thrown for over 300 yards with fourth touchdowns. 

With 8:17 left in the fourth: Vikings 38, Eagles 20 

3:22 p.m.: The Eagles are down 11 points, but are driving as we enter the fourth quarter. If they kicked a field goal at the end of the first half, this might be a one-score game. 

After 3: Vikings 31, Eagles 20 

3:17 p.m.: Just when the Eagles had some momentum, the Vikings drove 75 yards on nine plays to get a touchdown. The score came on an 11-yard pass to Stefon Diggs, who was being covered by Craig James, who was in for Sidney Jones. The Vikings attacked him and Diggs made a great catch in the back of the end zone. 

Late in the third: Vikings 31, Eagles 20

3:08 p.m.: After a big stop from the Eagles’ defense, the offense drove down the field and Jake Elliott was able to kick a 40-yard field goal to cut into the lead. 

Still 6:19 left in the third: Vikings 24, Eagles 20 

2:51 p.m.: Huge drive from the Eagles, who have life again. The Eagles just went 75 yards on six plays in 2:49 to make this a one-score game. The big play was to Miles Sanders on a 45-yard pass. It’s his fifth 30-plus-yard catch this season. 

Early in the third: Vikings 24, Eagles 17 

2:32 p.m.: The Eagles had a real chance to get back in the game after Andrew Sendejo’s interception with about a minute left. But then their ensuing drive stalled and Doug Pederson tried a fake punt on 4th-and-4 where kicker Jake Elliott threw an interception. Elliott should have thrown the ball immediately, but that was gross. 

If you’re gonna go for it, just go for it. I understand the point of a trick play, but you have Carson Wentz. Let him throw the ball. Instead, Doug overthought it and blew a chance to get back in this game. 

A play earlier, Mack Hollins probably should have caught a touchdown. Wentz’s receivers aren’t helping him out very much right now. 

At half: Vikings 24, Eagles 10 

Last year, the Eagles were down 14 points to the Vikings at the Linc, but scored 15 in the fourth to get close and lost 23-21. 

2:17 p.m.: Jason Peters (knee) is questionable to return. First-round pick Andre Dillard has taken over at left tackle. 

2:07 p.m.: The Eagles finally have some life. 

Carson Wentz led the Eagles down the field on five plays for a 75-yard drive. It was capped with a 32-yard pass from Wentz to Miles Sanders for a touchdown. 

Still in the second: Vikings 24, Eagles 10 

2:01 p.m.: This isn’t going well. 

Stefon Diggs just roasted Rasul Douglas again. Again, Douglas had no help and Diggs calmly ran past him for a 51-yard touchdown. The Vikings keep getting the Eagles’ safeties to push on crossers and it’s leaving the corners in 1-on-1 situations on those deep balls. 

This is getting ugly. 

Still in the second: Vikings 24, Eagles 3 

1:58 p.m.: The Eagles just went for it on fourth down and turned it over on downs. Everything that could be going wrong is. This isn’t going well. On an early play, Nelson Agholor was clearly interfered with but it wasn’t called and Pederson didn’t challenge. I don’t blame him; no one knows what warrants an overturned no-call right now. 

1:50 p.m.: Stefon Diggs just ran past Rasul Douglas for a 62-yard touchdown. No pressure, no coverage. Just a gross play. Kirk Cousins had all day to throw and Diggs just ran past Douglas, who had no safety help deep. 

The Eagles are now down big. 

Still early in the second: Vikings 17, Eagles 3 

1:45 p.m.: Jake Elliott just drilled a 53-yard field goal to cut into the lead. Jason Peters left that drive and was replaced by Andre Dillard, who almost gave up a sack on his first play. Trainers were looking at Peters’ right leg. 

Still in the second: Vikings 10, Eagles 3 

1:39 p.m.: The Eagles finally threw a pass … on the last play of the first quarter. 

The Eagles were out-gained 100-26 in the first quarter but just picked up a first down. 

After 1: Vikings 10, Eagles 0 

1:32 p.m.: The Eagles defense just avoided giving up a big touchdown, but Sidney Jones is really struggling. The Vikings are picking on him. 

Still 1:54 left in the first: Vikings 10, Eagles 0 

1:23 p.m.: The Eagles just ran the ball three times and went 3-and-out. Interesting. 

1:16 p.m.: The Vikings just started the game with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that took 7:17 off the clock. Adam Thielen beat Sidney Jones on a double move for a six-yard touchdown. But the Eagles gave up a 3rd-and-13 on that drive. 

There’s 7:43 left in the first quarter: Vikings 7, Eagles 0 

1 p.m.: Eagles win the toss and defer. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings’ offense is up first. 

12:22 p.m.: Getting ready to go. 

11:59 a.m.: Today is a homecoming of sorts for Carson Wentz.

Jeffrey Lurie definitely isn't forgetting that score. 

11:45 a.m.: Just a friendly reminder.

11:32 a.m.: No surprises with the Eagles’ inactives. 

11:17 a.m.: A few scenes from pregame warmups as we wait for inactives to be released: 

10:11 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! Just got back into U.S. Bank Stadium. The last time I left here, the field was covered with green and white confetti. 

But this really is a beautiful stadium. The one in Atlanta reminded me a lot of it and now that I’m back, I really think that. 

Anyway, while you’re waiting for this game, check out my five matchups to watch.

8 a.m.: The Eagles arrived to Minnesota on Saturday in time to see the first snowfall of the season. It’s cold here, but they’ll be playing indoors at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Remember what happened there once?

Well, Roob and I did. In fact, we did a whole podcast from outside the stadium yesterday, remembering the Super Bowl week. Check that out here: 

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Ominous injury news for Alshon Jeffery

Ominous injury news for Alshon Jeffery

Updated: 4:20 p.m.

The Eagles’ wide receiving corps, already in shambles, is now without Alshon Jeffery, who reportedly suffered a season-ending injury in the win over the Giants Monday night.

The oft-injured Jeffery was carted off the field after suffering a non-contact injury in the ankle or Achilles area early in the second quarter.

Head coach Doug Pederson declined to specify exactly what the injury is at his day-after presser, but he did say it’s “more significant” than a week-to-week injury. At this point in the season, it's no surprise that this is a season-ending injury for the 29-year-old Jeffery.

Pederson said he was waiting for more test results later Monday before saying anything more definitive, but it didn't sound good.

He did allow that, “We have to do a course of action, a plan, with him here pretty soon probably,” which presumably means placing Jeffery on Injured Reserve and figuring out how to replace him.

Jeffery's season ends after he played just 10 games. He finished with 43 catches for 490 yards and 4 touchdowns. 

Complicating matters is the continued absence of Nelson Agholor, the Eagles’ other starting wide receiver. He missed the Giants game with a knee injury he suffered in the Dolphins game a week ago, and Pederson said there’s no guarantee he’ll be ready to play against the Redskins.

“That one’s still up in the air,” he said. “We’ve just got to continue to work through his injury and where he’s at and continue to have conversations with him and see where he is prior to this week.”

With Jeffery out and Agholor’s status unknown, the Eagles have just two healthy wide receivers — J.J. Arcega Whiteside and Greg Ward, who have 19 combined career catches. Tight end Josh Perkins, who can also play in the slot, has 13 career receptions.

Things got so bad Sunday the Eagles were preparing backup quarterback Josh McCown to play wide receiver when Arega-Whiteside left the game. McCown played some receiver with the Lions in 2006. He’s now 40.

Most likely, the Eagles will add one and perhaps two wide receivers this week. Marken Michel, Marcus Green and Robert Davis are on the practice squad, and Jordan Matthews is always on Howie Roseman’s speed dial.

This late in the season it's difficult to bring in somebody from outside who hasn't been in this offense either in training camp or during the season.

“We definitely have a couple guys on practice squad if we have to make a move,” Pederson said. “Obviously, we could look outside the building if we need to. But we’re going to work through that today and try to get something in place here pretty quick. We’re back on the field (Tuesday).”

Jeffery has been in and out of the lineup with injuries for much of the last two years. The one-time Bears Pro Bowler had only 43 catches for 490 yards and four TDs in 10 games this year.

Pederson said right tackle Lane Johnson is week-to-week with a sprained ankle. Halapoulivaati Vaitai, who finished the game Monday night at right tackle, will start against the Redskins Sunday. Pederson didn’t have a timetable on Johnson’s possible return.

The rest of the injury news was a little more positive.

Rookies Arcega-Whiteside and Miles Sanders, who both missed snaps Monday night, are “fine,” according to Pederson.

Cornerback Jalen Mills, who hurt his elbow, “should be OK,” Pederson said: “The only thing you’ll see probably is a brace on his elbow. Other than that he’s good.”

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Carson Wentz reveals his baby’s gender in classic Carson Wentz style

Carson Wentz reveals his baby’s gender in classic Carson Wentz style

Did we expect anything less from Carson Wentz?

If you haven’t been following our beloved quarterback’s personal life, Carson Wentz and his wife Madison announced on Thanksgiving morning that they are expecting their first child. 

On Tuesday, Wentz posted an Instagram video from their gender reveal party, where the couple found out the sex of their baby in the most Wentz way possible — by throwing a football full of colored powder into the air and skeet shooting it down to reveal the colored powder.

The football doesn’t lie. It’s a girl! 

Baby Girl Wentz is due this spring and we can’t wait. Let’s begin the name guessing now.