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Simpson declined to reveal what was said, only that “it wasn’t racist.”
The Eagles trailed by only 15 points with 6:26 left in the third quarter when coach Chip Kelly elected to go for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 24.
Harrison Smith and Chad Greenway stopped running back LeSean McCoy for no gain on third-and-1. Rather than punt, Kelly called for another handoff to McCoy, who ran into a wall of defenders up the middle for no gain.
Kelly challenged the spot, but the call was upheld. The Vikings used that favorable field position to take a 27-9 lead on Blair Walsh’s 38-yard field goal.
“I thought that we could have made it and I also thought if we don’t make it, we’re in trouble,” Kelly said. “If we can’t get a half of a yard, it tells you what the day’s all about. They didn’t blitz. It wasn’t like there was an all-out coming at us. We needed to come off the ball and get some movement at the point of attack and dig ourselves out of that hole right there.”
• Cornerback Shaun Prater grabbed his first career interception in the third quarter.
• Jared Allen had two sacks and four quarterback hits.
• Defensive end Brian Robison had his fifth consecutive game with a sack. Allen and Robison had two sacks each in a game for the first time since last October.
• Cordarrelle Patterson passed the 400-yard receiving mark, the seventh rookie in Vikings history to do so. Randy Moss (1,313 in 1998) has the record.
• Defensive backs Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton, former college teammates at Notre Dame, led the Vikings with eight tackles each. Middle linebacker Audie Cole had seven.
• Walsh tied his team record with seven touchbacks in the game. He made field goals of 21 and 38 yards, and was wide left on a 55-yarder.
|St. Louis - L. Lynn||12:05 PM|
|Washington - J. Zimmermann|
|Toronto - M. Buehrle||12:05 PM|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson||12:08 PM|
|Detroit - M. Scherzer|
|Baltimore - B. Norris||12:35 PM|
|Boston - F. Doubront|
|Minnesota - K. Correia||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City - B. Chen|
|Cincinnati - T. Cingrani||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - E. Jackson|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer||3:05 PM|
|Oakland - S. Kazmir|
|Milwaukee - M. Garza||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - W. Rodriguez|
|Atlanta - E. Santana||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - B. Colon|
|NY Yankees - I. Nova||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - C. Archer|
|Seattle - R. Elias||6:10 PM|
|Miami - H. Alvarez|
|Chicago WSox - J. Quintana||7:05 PM|
|Texas - C. Lewis|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick||7:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Lyles|
|Arizona - M. Bolsinger||7:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson||7:40 PM|
|San Diego - E. Stults|
|Golden State||2:30 PM|
|New England||3:00 PM|
|San Jose||5:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||6:00 PM|
|Toronto FC||7:30 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Aug 9 - vs. Houston||7 pm||X||27-13|
|Aug 16 - at Buffalo||6 pm||X||20-16|
|Aug 25 - at San Francisco||7 pm||X||34-14|
|Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee||7 pm||X||24-23|
|2013 regular season|
|Sep 8 - at Detroit||Noon||X||34-24|
|Sep 15 - at Chicago||Noon||X||31-30|
|Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland||Noon||X||31-27|
|Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London)||Noon||X||34-27|
|Oct 6 - Bye|
|Oct 13 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||35-10|
|Oct 21 - at. NY Giants||7:40 pm||X||23-7|
|Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay||7:30 pm||X||44-31|
|Nov 3 - at Dallas||Noon||X||27-23|
|Nov 7 - vs. Washington||7:25 pm||X||34-27|
|Nov 17 - at Seattle||3:25 pm||X||41-20|
|Nov. 24 - at Green Bay||Noon||26-26|
|Dec 1 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||23-20|
|Dec 8 - at Baltimore||Noon||X||29-26|
|Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia||Noon||X||48-30|
|Dec 22 - at Cincinnati||Noon||X||42-14|
|Dec 29 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||14-13|