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Vikings Upset of Eagles Could Help Packers


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Webb threw for 195 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start filling in for an injured Brett Favre, and the lowly Minnesota Vikings beat Michael Vick and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in the NFL's first Tuesday game since 1946.

Adrian Peterson ran for 117 yards and a score, helping the Vikings (6-9) knock Philadelphia out of contention for a first-round playoff bye.

The Eagles (10-5) could've secured a first-round bye with a victory over the Vikings and Dallas and with a loss by either Chicago or Atlanta next week.

Now the Eagles are locked into the NFC's No. 3 seed and will host the No. 6 seed on Jan. 8 or 9.

Two days after a winter storm forced a postponement, there wasn't even a snow flake visible at the Linc. The game was switched from Sunday because of a howling storm that dumped about a foot of snow in the area -- perhaps a good idea considering Philadelphia's history of snowball-throwing fans.

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