Case Keenum gets solid reviews from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

Case Keenum has been called excitable. His accuracy has been critiqued.

One thing he’s never been knocked for is being overly conservative. That’s a big plus in the eyes of Vikings coach Mike Zimmer.

“I don’t know if he would have put it in the same spot four weeks ago,” Thielen said. “He’s just starting to realize how we like the ball and what we do best as receivers and tight ends and running backs. I think he’s always had a ton of confidence about what he can do individually, but now it’s kind of gaining that confidence in other guys.”

Philadelphia, with the NFL’s top record, now owns a four-game lead over the 5-5 Cowboys in the NFC East with a perfect 4-0 division record heading into Week 12. While the Eagles have a playoff berth all but locked up, the Cowboys are going to need to start winning without Ezekiel Elliott and get some help if they are to reach the postseason.

Carson Wentz got off to a hot start but a quiet second quarter left the Eagles trailing 9-7 at halftime. The Dallas defense was solid in the first half, at one point holding the Eagles to four consecutive 3-and-outs but in the second half, things quickly changed. The first three Eagles’ possessions resulted in TD drives of 75, 90, and 85 yards, all but breaking the Cowboys spirit in the third quarter.

After Philadelphia went up 29-9, a sack-fumble returned for a touchdown followed by Dak Prescott’s third pick prematurely ended his night.

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