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Eagles look to avoid letdown

The Eagles are in prime time again -- the third time in 7 weeks -- and are hoping to avoid a letdown when they face Minnesota.

Eagles look to avoid letdown

DeSean Jackson and the Eagles will look to clinch the NFC East with a win on Sunday night. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
DeSean Jackson and the Eagles will look to clinch the NFC East with a win on Sunday night. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

 The Eagles are in prime time again -- the third time in 7 weeks -- and are hoping to avoid a letdown when they face Minnesota.

The Vikings are more than a two-touchdown underdog. That is the first time the Eagles have been favored by double digits since a 15-point spread in 2009 against Tampa Bay. (The Eagles won that game, 33-14.)

“As a coach, these are games you worry about," said NBC's Tony Dungy. " ‘Hey, we went to New York, big, big emotional game. We’re down. We won it. A game we had to win. Now we’re coming back and we’re home and we should win the game. Don’t relax guys. We have to come out and play with that same energy, that same fire.’ I’m sure that’s what Andy Reid is going to be talking about all week.”

Some other thoughts from the NBC studio show folks:

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Rodney Harrison on the win over the Giants: “They showed me a lot of mental toughness against the Giants. Down three touchdowns, to be able to come back and overcome that adversity…their playmakers making plays all over the field…Mike Vick making plays with his legs and his arms. Andy Reid has to be proud.”

Dungy on Vick: “Vick was unbelievable in the second half against that pressure. All these different blitzes, he’s making people miss. He’s playing lights out.”

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