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Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

It’s still a two-score lead for the good guys

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

There are just fifteen minutes remaining in our Week 6 contest at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings maintain a two-score lead over the Philadelphia Eagles, now winning by a score of 31-20.

The Eagles quickly cut the deficit coming out of the locker room, as Carson Wentz hit Nelson Agholor on a pass to get Philadelphia across midfield, and then hit Miles Sanders on a long pass all the way down to the Minnesota 4-yard line. On second-and-goal, Wentz then hit Alshon Jeffery for a 3-yard score, and with Jake Elliott’s extra point the lead was down to seven at 24-17.

After an ugly possession by the Vikings, the Eagles started near midfield and were quickly into Minnesota territory on a long pass from Wentz to Jeffery. The Vikings managed to hold the Eagles to a field goal, and the lead was down to 24-20.

The Vikings needed an answer after the field goal, and they got one courtesy of the Kirk Cousins-to-Stefon Diggs connection again. This time, they connected from 11 yards out for a score, and Dan Bailey added the extra point to extend the Minnesota lead to 31-20.

As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Eagles have the football and are looking at a 1st-and-10 from their own 39-yard line.

Fifteen minutes left from U.S. Bank Stadium, folks. Can the Vikings hold on and start themselves a winning streak?