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Eagles Vs Vikings Preview

The biggest question people seem to have about tonight's Eagles vs Vikings game is where to watch it? That's simple. It will be broadcast nationally on NBC starting 8 just as if it were on Sunday Night. You will be able to see the game anywhere in the country.

On the injury front, Brett Favre will almost certainly not play tonight since as of yesterday he had still not passed the league mandated concussion tests. If he somehow did play, the league would probably have to investigate because we have not yet seen a guy this season play one week after a concussion when he had failed to pass the tests the day prior to the game. That means the Eagles will face rookie QB Joe Webb, who had been the Vikings' 3rd string QB. Webb had a QB rating of 38.8 in his first career start last week against the Bears. It's pretty crazy to think that the rookie will have started his first two career games both on primetime facing a division champion. Not easy...

Adrian Peterson said will play tonight after missing last week's game with a leg injury. He reportedly still has a sore hamstring but will likely be asked to shoulder the load of the Vikings offense. Peterson hasn't been nearly as effective against the Eagles as he has against the rest of the NFL, the pro bowler has never had over 83 yards rushing against Philly.

For the Eagles, Mike Patterson was questionable as of Friday and LB Keenan Clayton was doubtful. All signs point to Patterson being ready to go, but there's no word on Clayton (not that anyone was really worried anyway). Tonight could also see the Eagles debut of Gerard Lawson, who the Eagles signed to replace KR Jorrick Calvin, who landed on IR earlier this week. If Lawson doesn't return kicks, we're likely to see some mix of Eldra Buckley, Chad Hall or maybe even Jeremy Maclin handling those duties.

Despite the fact that they've clinched the NFC East, the Eagles still have everything to play for. They still have a decent shot at a first round playoff bye and even an outside shot at a first round bye. Here are the full Eagles playoff scenarios if you're interested. Any playoff scenario for the Eagles starts with a win tonight.

[Note by JasonB, 12/28/10 5:12 PM EST ] Jason LaCanfora reports that Brett Favre will be inactive tonight

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