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Vikings top Vick, Eagles

Joe Webb threw for 195 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start filling in for an injured Brett Favre, and the lowly Minnesota Vikings beat Michael Vick and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles, 24-14, in Philadelphia, in the NFL's first Tuesday game since 1946.

Adrian Peterson ran for 117 yards and a score, helping the Vikings (6-9) knock Philadelphia out of contention for a first-round playoff bye.

The Eagles (10-5) now are locked into the NFC’s No. 3 seed and will host the No. 6 seed on Jan. 8 or 9.

VICK TO PRO BOWL

Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, was selected to start for the NFC in the Jan. 30 Pro Bowl in Honolulu.

Vick, a three-time Pro Bowl pick with Atlanta, was selected in a leaguewide vote by NFL players, coaches and fans.

Atlanta had the most Pro Bowlers with seven, led by quarterback Matt Ryan, and New England, the AFC leader, had six. Baltimore, Green Bay and Dallas also had five each.

Four rookies were chosen, with DT Ndamukong Suh of Detroit a starter for the NFC.

The only teams not represented were Seattle, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Tampa Bay.

EXTRA POINTS

The NFL will donate more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society as a result of this year’s breast cancer awareness campaign. San Francisco 49ers team president and CEO Jed York interviewed Tony Softli a former personnel executive with Carolina and St. Louis, as the first known candidate to fill the team’s vacant general manager position.

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