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Eagles Ground Vikings Streak with 21-10 Win

PHILADELPHIA — Sam Bradford and Carson Wentz went head-to-head and turnover-to-turnover.

Each quarterback committed three turnovers in the first half of Minnesota's 21-10 loss at Philadelphia.

Bradford was intercepted in the end zone and suffered two fumbles. Wentz was intercepted twice and fumbled once in the former teammates first 30 minutes against each other.

The Vikings first offensive turnover this season undid a prime scoring opportunity midway through the first quarter and set a tone that didn't change as Minnesota fell to 5-1 on the year.

Bradford was intercepted in the end zone by Rodney McLeod on a third-and-goal, ending a possession that began at the Philadelphia 2-yard line thanks to a 16-yard interception return by Andrew Sendejo.

Sendejo's interception was his second of the year but came with a cost. He suffered an ankle injury that sidelined him the rest of the game and was replaced by Jayron Kearse.

The pick by Sendejo started a topsy-turnovery stretch with five straight possessions by the Eagles and Vikings. It was followed by Bradford's first interception of the season, on his 131st attempt of the year.

Wentz fumbled on third-and-6 on the ensuing possession, and Anthony Barr recovered it for the Vikings.

Bradford, however, fumbled when he was sacked by Connor Barwin on the following play.

Wentz was intercepted by Xavier Rhodes at the Minnesota 39-yard line three plays later, but the Vikings again were not able to capitalize.

Minnesota finally scored the first points of the game on a 48-yard field goal by Blair Walsh, but Philadelphia answered with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Josh Huff.

After a roughing-the-kicker penalty on the extra point, the Eagles opted to go for two, and Wentz ran it in for an 8-3 lead with 8:48 left in the first half.

The Eagles added a 35-yard field goal before halftime by converting a fourth-and-2 with a 6-yard run by Wentz. It was the first fourth-down conversion by an opponent against the Vikings in seven tries this season.

Philadelphia also scored the only points of the third quarter, a 5-yard touchdown pass from Wentz to Dorial Green-Beckham. Wentz recovered a fumble before completing a pass to Darren Sproles

The Vikings were unable convert third-and-1 or fourth-and-1 from the Eagles 6 early in the fourth quarter. Minnesota forced a punt, but Marcus Sherels fumbled the return, giving the ball back to Philadelphia near midfield. The Eagles used 5:32 of the clock during a nine-play drive capped by a 21-yard field goal by Sturgis.

Bradford completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Cordarrelle Patterson with less than a minute remaining, but it was too little too late. Patterson led the Vikings with seven catches for 67 yards.

Bradford finished 24-of-41 passing for 224 yards and a passer rating of 71.6. Wentz finished 16-of-28 for 138 yards with one score, two picks and a rating of 52.4.

The Eagles (4-2) improved to 3-0 at home this season and became the first team to score more than 20 points against the Vikings since the Cardinals on Dec. 10, 2015, the last time that Minnesota lost a regular-season game.

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