The fourth-down call was risky, but those are the types of gambling plays the Eagles coach was brought here to try. However, the lopsided run-pass ratio (10-55) was Andy Reidian and couldn't be explained away. And the decision to kick short and avoid Cordarrelle Patterson needed to be scrapped at some point.
The safety was benched for Kurt Coleman. Repeat: Chung played so poorly in the first half that the Eagles had no other choice but to play Coleman, a retread. Chung may be the most disappointing of all the Eagles' free-agent signings.
It's been a position that has plagued the Eagles for years. Earl Wolff may be a keeper, but the rookie has been injured and is still a work in progress. Nate Allen, for all his improvement this season, is still conspicuously absent for long stretches.
He lost his cool late in the game when he was called for a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. He subsequently was benched, but may have earned an earlier seat with his play.
Bless his hustle, Fletcher just can't run with topflight receivers. Greg Jennings has had a down year, but the veteran receiver - and others - abused the Eagles cornerback all game.
For nine weeks, the Eagles defensive coordinator was able to get a unit that not many expected much from to perform above its collective head. But the cracks were exposed in Minneapolis.
He's a temperamental diva, but the Eagles wide receiver is oh-so talented. He set a career best with 10 catches for 195 yards and caught a touchdown.
Joe Webb 2.0.
He was called for taunting with the Eagles trailing, 34-22, in the fourth quarter. Not sure there was much for Carmichael to brag about.
Eight carries is not enough for one of the game's best running backs.
He kicked a season-high 51-yard field goal, but his pooch kickoffs weren't effective.
The Eagles still control their destiny in regard to winning the NFC East, but they didn't look playoff-caliber on Sunday.
The wave while a knocked-out Brandon Boykin was being attended to by Eagles trainers was tasteless.
- Jeff McLane