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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.

Samuel jumped an out rout by Vikings receiver Sidney Rice and got a nice block from defensive end Chris Clemons on Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson at the goal line to get into the end zone.

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.

The interception was Samuel's sixth of his postseason career, moving him into a tie with Ty Law for second all-time behind safety Rodney Harrison's seven.

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.