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Bradford's return painful for Vikes

Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks sacks Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford during the second half.

Associated Press

Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks sacks Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford during the second half.

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz could not find Sam Bradford amid the postgame commotion after the Eagles knocked off the Vikings on Sunday. That might have made him the only player in an Eagles jersey who had hard time reaching Bradford.

For all the pregame discussion about the Wentz-Bradford matchup, the prevailing story line in this game was an Eagles defense that menaced Bradford and outplayed the Vikings' heralded unit as Minnesota, which came in as the league's last unbeaten team, fell hard.

"It was fun to watch our defense today," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. "That's the defense that we expect every week going forward."

Philadelphia forced four turnovers against a team that had not committed an offensive turnover all season. The Eagles sacked Bradford — their teammate until a few weeks ago — six times and hit him 12 times.

Pederson felt good enough about Wentz, the No. 2 overall draft pick this year, to trade Bradford to the Vikings after they lost Teddy Bridgewater to a knee injury.

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