Philadelphia Eagles Cruise to Easy Win Over Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football

The Philadelphia Eagles thoroughly handled the Minnesota Vikings in the second game of an underwhelming doubleheader on Monday Night Football. The Eagles jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the half, and the hapless Vikings never got back into it, piling up turnovers and empty yardage on the way to a deflating 24-7 loss.

It couldn't have started much better for the Eagles. Quarterback Jalen Hurts compiled most of his 323 net passing yards and 57 rushing yards in an electric first half that included a 53-yard touchdown pass and a 26-yard touchdown run. Then the defense took over, forcing three second-half turnovers and holding the Vikings to a scoreless final two quarters despite their four trips inside the Philadelphia 30-yard line. With the win, the Eagles move to 2-0 and look like one of the premier teams in the NFC.
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Whatever goodwill the Vikings earned with their dominant win over the Green Bay Packer in Week 1 quickly evaporated on Monday night. The Vikings offense was positively putrid all night, squandering key opportunities in scoring territory again and again. Quarterback Kirk Cousins in particular had a night to forget, throwing three interceptions and countless other near-picks while bumbling to 4.21 net yards per passing attempt. The rushing attack wasn't much better with running back Dalvin Cook laboring his way to an ineffectual 17 yards on six carries. After seemingly announcing themselves as the team to beat in the NFC North last week, the Vikings proved themselves completely unready for primetime.

Looking ahead to Week 3, the Philadelphia Eagles will try to continue their hot start against the Washington Commanders, and the Minnesota Vikings will look to rebound from tonight's humiliation when they host the Detroit Lions.
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