Donovan McNabb, Eagles: The latest quarterback to pick on the Vikings defense hit 23 of 36 passes for 333 yards and a touchdown.
Trent Cole, Eagles: End/linebacker hybrid had a team-high eight tackles, including two sacks and a crucial 6-yard tackle for loss on Adrian Peterson.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Fourth quarter, 4:14 remaining
Vikings second-and-16 at their own 42
The situation: The Eagles led 23-16.
The play: Quarterback Brooks Bollinger was sacked by Jevon Kearse for a 5-yard loss.
The result: Third-and-21 is impossible for the Vikings. Bollinger scrambled 5 yards, then the Vikings punted and never really got another chance.
JACKSON'S ACTIONS QB CALLS
With Tarvaris Jackson out, we take a look at backups Kelly Holcomb and Brooks Bollinger.
Play: No turnovers, no mobility, no imagination against team stacked to stop the run. Grade: Wynn
Leadership: Bollinger came off the bench and looked pretty sharp. Give him credit. Grade: Wade
Stats: A combined 14-for-26 for 182 yards; Holcomb threw a TD pass to Visanthe Shiancoe on the opening drive. Grade: Wade
Overall: The Vikings need a big, backbreaking play at some point from their quarterback. They're not getting it. Grade: Wynn
Offense: 10; defense: 4
The defense didn't come close to forcing a turnover; that gave it no chance to score.
Taylor's slight groin injury made Peterson the starter. His one long run was nullfied by a penalty. Oddly, the Vikings didn't pass to him, though ... just thought we'd point that out.
vs. San Diego, noon Sunday; Metrodome, Ch. 4
About the Chargers: Philip Rivers threw a pair of TD passes to TE Antonio Gates on Sunday, and CB Antonio Cromartie had TDs on a fumble recovery and an interception as San Diego -- forced to practice in Arizona all week because of SoCal wildfires --beat Houston 35-10.
Dangerous player He's one of the NFL's best runners and pass-catchers -- and that's why running back LaDainian Tomlinson was last year's MVP.
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|Western Mich||6:00 PM|
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|Central Mich||6:00 PM|
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|Indiana State||7:00 PM|
|Tabor College||7:00 PM|
|Texas A&M||8:00 PM|
|Fresno State||8:05 PM|
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|Coastal Carolina||6:00 PM|
|Columbia International||6:00 PM|
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|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|