Eagles Soar Past Vikings 26-14; Face Giants Next

71-yard TD in 4th sends McNabb & Co on to face Super Bowl champ Giants next
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 4, 2009 7:11 PM CST
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson loses the ball before being sacked as Philadelphia Eagles defenders close in on him in the third quarter Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, in Minneapolis.    (Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – All but forgotten as a postseason contender just a month earlier, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, and the Philadelphia Eagles have a playoff win. Next up: the Super Bowl champion Giants. Brian Westbrook caught a short pass and zigzagged through the Minnesota defense for a devastating 71-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, and the Eagles spoiled the Vikings' first home playoff game in eight years with a 26-14 victory today.