Samuel grabs NFL-playoff record fourth INT return for TD vs. Vikes
MINNEAPOLIS -- Asante Samuel returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown against the Vikings on Sunday, the Philadelphia cornerback's NFL-record fourth return for a score in the postseason.
Samuel had three interceptions for touchdowns with the Patriots, and didn't take long to make an impact in his first chance with the Eagles.
Asante Samuel intercepts a Tarvaris Jackson pass and returns it 44 yards for a touchdown.
The All-Pro cornerback was bothered by a hip injury in practice this week and listed as questionable. He appeared to aggravate the injury earlier in the second quarter and had to leave the game, but returned on the next possession to make the big play.
The score put him ahead of Oakland defensive back Willie Brown.
After spending his first five seasons in New England, Samuel signed a six-year, $57 million contract with $20 million guaranteed with the Eagles and has been worth every penny.
Samuel led the Eagles with four interceptions and 21 passes defensed in the regular season.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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