Vikings to face challenge stopping Foles, McCoy

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Philadelphia Eagles started the season with a new coach and a new system.

The quarterback position was a battle in training camp, but in the end it was Michael Vick who won the job, but injuries have changed roles and expectations in Philadelphia.

Foles has taken the reigns and run with them. Since taking the helm at the end of September, he's got the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the NFL with 20 touchdowns to just one interception.

He's also passed for nearly 2,000 yards.

Combine him with the always dangerous LeSean McCoy, and the Vikings know they'd better be ready to work Sunday.

"Foles is doing a heck of a job," Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said. "And they hand the ball to McCoy, that dude is just going crazy, but as far as ball security, (Foles) is putting the ball in the right place at the right time."

Philadelphia's Chip Kelly brought some of the up tempo, fast-paced offense he ran at Oregon to the NFL, but since the beginning of the season it's been modified a bit. Vikings' players say it's still about getting in a lot of plays in a short amount of time.

"They move fast. They want to get you discombobulated and into their tempo of a ballgame. As a front four we're just going to have to get line up and get in their gaps and if we do that, we'll be OK," said defensive end Brian Robison.

The Vikings will host the Eagles in the second-to-last home game at Mall of America Field on Sunday at 12 p.m.


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