Top 10 guys who played for Eagles and Vikings
QB Randall Cunningham
Randall Cunningham is the only player to make a Pro Bowl playing for both the Eagles and Vikings. Randall spent his first 11 years with the Eagles and made three Pro Bowls but won just one playoff game. He retired after a miserable 1995 season but resurfaced with the Vikings in 1997 and when Brad Johnson got hurt in 1998, Randall had an MVP season, winning 13 of 14 starts.
He finished his career with the Cowboys and Ravens but had his best seasons with the Eagles and Vikings.
WR Cris Carter
Hall of Famer Cris Carter was an Eagles supplemental draft pick in 1987 and caught 19 touchdowns in three years before Buddy Ryan released him after a positive drug test. Carter cleaned up his life and spent the rest of his career with the Vikings, making eight straight Pro Bowl teams and averaging 98 catches from 1993 through 2000.
Carter still ranks sixth in NFL history in catches and fourth in TD catches. In his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, he thanked Ryan for saving his life.
DT Keith Millard
Millard began his pro career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL, then was a two-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro defensive tackle with the Vikings and from 1985 through 1989, averaging 10½ sacks per season.
In 1989, he set an NFL record for defensive tackles with 18 sacks and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. But he blew out his knee the next year and was never the same. In his one year with the Eagles (1993), he didn't play particularly well, and he retired after the season.
QB Sam Bradford
Sam Bradford played only one year for the Eagles and is now riding the bench in his second year with the Vikings after starting the season as the opening-day QB. But he's played a significant role for both teams. By losing his job to Carson Wentz, he paved the way for Wentz's ascent to MVP candidate. And by getting hurt and losing his job to Case Keenum, he paved the way for Keenum to lead the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game, where he'll face Foles.
Bradford, Foles and Keenum are all also former Rams. Bradford set an NFL record for highest single-season completion record at 71.6 percent last year that Drew Brees broke this year.
WR Greg Lewis
Greg Lewis spent his entire career with the Eagles and Vikings — six years with the Eagles and two with the Vikings. The former undrafted free agent had notable touchdowns for both teams — a Super Bowl touchdown catch from Donovan McNabb in 2004 and a game-winning miracle 32-yard TD catch from Brett Favre with 12 seconds left against the 49ers in 2009. That catch earned Favre and Lewis an ESPY for Play of the Year.
Lewis is now wide receivers coach for his former head coach, Andy Reid of the Chiefs.
K Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson kicked in the NFL for 23 years, made four Pro Bowl teams and scored over 2,400 points. But he's remembered most for a kick he missed — a 38-yarder wide-left with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the 1998 NFC Championship Game against the Falcons and the Vikings up seven. The Falcons wound up tying the game in regulation on a touchdown pass from Chris Chandler to Terance Mathis and winning it in overtime.
It was the only kick Anderson missed all year.
OL Artis Hicks
Artis Hicks had a fine 10-year career as an NFL offensive lineman after going undrafted out of Memphis in 2002. He started at left guard on the Eagles teams that reached the NFC Championship Game in 2003 and the Super Bowl in 2004, then spent four years with the Vikings before finishing his career with the Redskins and Browns. Hicks played 118 games in his career with 71 starts. Pretty good for a guy that nobody drafted.
QB Donovan McNabb
After making five Pro Bowls and going 92-49-1 over 11 storied seasons with the Eagles, McNabb ended his career with two forgettable seasons in Washington and Minnesota.
He went 1-5 as the Vikings' starter in 2011 before being benched for Christian Ponder.
RB Herschel Walker
One of the greatest running backs in college football history was one of the most mediocre running backs in Eagles and Vikings history. The Vikings acquired Herschel Walker from the Cowboys in the historic mid-1989 trade that essentially paved the way for the Cowboys' glory years. When his act grew weary two years later in Minnesota, the Eagles signed Walker, who did rush for 1,000 yards in 1992 but by the end of the season had lost his job to Heath Sherman.
Walker lasted two years with the Eagles.
DT Kenny Clarke
Kenny Clarke (pictured above sacking Archie Manning) enjoyed a 14-year career as an undrafted free agent, starting with 10 years in Philly and finishing with three years in Minnesota. Clarke still ranks third in Eagles history in sacks by a defensive tackle with 32½, behind only Andy Harmon (39½) and Fletcher Cox (34). And sacks weren't an official stat his first four years.
In 1990, at 34 years old, Clarke had seven sacks for the Vikings — still the fifth-most in NFL history by a DT 34 or older.