There's always something to be a little queasy about, and in this case, it's the 14 1/2-point spread, for an Eagles defense that isn't going to fuel a lot of routs. Also, what if the Giants lose to the Packers earlier Sunday and the Birds take the field knowing they're already NFC East champs? How many snaps in the snow do Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and company get, if that happens?

But we have to assume the game will be crucial and that the Eagles will treat it that way. If this Vikings offense lights up Sean McDermott's young secondary, the Birds don't deserve to be NFC East champs. Really don't think that's going to happen.

Oh, and Andy Reid is 5-0 against the Vikes, including two playoff games.

Eagles 30, Vikings 13


The Eagles are coming off an emotional win that has put them in the driver's seat in the NFC East. A letdown against the 5-9 Vikings certainly isn't an impossibility.

But I just don't see it.

For all intents and purposes, the Vikings appear to be a stick-a-fork-in-them-they're-done team. Brett Favre probably won't play. Adrian Peterson probably won't play. Most of the rest of the Vikings wish they didn't have to play.

Their offensive line has been decimated by injuries. Their pass rush, which led the league in sacks a year ago, has just 24 this season. Their secondary looks like easy pickings for Mike Vick, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.

Andy Reid clearly is concerned about the possibility of a letdown, because he's been preaching the dangers of it all week. But again, I just don't see it.

The Vikings are coming off a 40-14 beating at home, or sort of home, to the Bears. Now, they have to kiss their wives/girlfriends/mistresses and kids goodbye on Christmas Day and fly to Philadelphia to play what is, for them, a meaningless game.

Eagles 40, Vikings 20