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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 12/14/2013.

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Wulf's Den: Shady In Elite Company - Bo Wulf, PE.com
Seeing as we're deep into the holiday shopping season and the Eagles visit Mall of America Field in Minnesota this Sunday, the Wulf's Den digs deep this week to find out where the Eagles like to shop. The question posed in the locker room was "What is your favorite store in the mall?"

The Hurry Up: Eagles-Vikings Preview - JimmyK, Philly.com
On this week's episode of The Hurry Up, Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski joins CineSport's Noah Coslov to preview Sunday's Eagles-Vikings game. Is this a trap game for Philadelphia?

Fear the Vikings? - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Minnesota is 3-9-1. They should be a pushover, right? Wrong. Since a 1-7 start, the Vikings are 2-2-1. And they came painfully close to winning last week. Leslie Frazier will probably be fired when the season is over, but you have to give him a ton of credit. The Vikings never quit on him. They have played hard all year long. Anyone who expects the Vikings to roll over and play dead is sadly mistaken. Let’s not overstate things. The Vikings aren’t good. They hare mediocre on offense (14th), mainly due to Adrian Peterson. They are awful on defense (31st). You don’t get off to a 1-7 start for no reason.

Birds have decisions to make on Cooper, Maclin - Jeff McLane, Inquirer
"I want to be back here," Cooper said. "Everyone around here knows that I love the scheme. I think I fit in it well with the bubble screens and the stuff that we do with blocking and being a bigger guy and a bigger target."

Eagles: Worst to first, bleakest to brightest - ESPN
Chip Kelly deserves full credit for reversing the direction of a Philadelphia Eagles franchise that had lost its way over the past few years. The Eagles’ 2013 surge is only part of the story, though, just as their 4-12 record in 2012 was only part of the reason fans were so despondent.

Chip Kelly Update: Boom!! - Mark Saltveit, Fishduck
Nothing brings out the mad scientist in Chip like dramatically changed circumstances, and Sunday’s Winter Wonderland in Philadelphia was the most dramatic of all. Snow started falling just 40 minutes before the game, and by the time play began it was a full-on blizzard. Eight inches of snow smothered the field, players plowed arc tangents of powder as they slid to the ground, and both teams were smart enough to not even try a point after touchdown kick, much less a field goal.

The Eagles are in ridiculously good health - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
Other than a few dings here and there, the Eagles have been extremely fortunate when it comes to avoiding injuries this season. All five players on injured reserve landed there in training camp. The only starters on the 53-man roster to miss games this season are Nick Foles, Mychal Kendricks, Bradley Fletcher, and Wolff.

BGN Radio: Eagles vs. Vikings 2013 Preview

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