4:25 p.m. ET
78 degrees, mostly cloudy
Key Coaching Decision #1: (PHI ball, trailing 20-12 / 2-point conversion attempt / 12:05 Q4)
• Philadelphia elected to attempt a 2-point conversion. They had just scored to make it 20-12 with plenty of time left in the fourth quarter. Had they not converted the 2-point try, they would have been forced to score another touchdown and convert a 2-point conversion just to tie the game. Had they kicked the PAT, they wouldn’t need a 2-point try at all. Even though the 2-point conversion was successful, it was a curious decision with significant downside and little upside that resulted in a downgrade to Philadelphia’s play calling score.
• The Vikings offense traveled well into Eagles territory on their first two drives of the game, and their defense was able to dial up effective pass rush pressure against Carson Wentz throughout most of the game. Credit to the Viking’s game planning and play calling.
• Philadelphia had a slow start but did mount a late game effort that brought the game to within two points. Credit to Philadelphia’s in-game adjustments.
• Both teams struggled with game clock management and were down to one timeout apiece early in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia had to burn a timeout prior to a fourth down attempt and lost another one on a bad challenge. By the time they took the field for the final drive they had no timeouts left. Poor game clock management.