It’s a must-win game on the Week 5 lineup as the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. Here’s everything you need to get you ready.
It’s been billed as everything from a must-win game to an NFC Title Game rematch. The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled for a knock-down drag-out type of affair in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ versus the Minnesota Vikings. There’s just one thing. There won’t be a whole lot of love shown in this one.
This is who the Eagles fans wanted in the season opener. This has been building since fans went at each other on social media in the offseason.
Both teams will be undermanned at running back. There’s no Darren Sproles in the lineup, and Jay Ajayi may be a game time decision (even if he plays. he’ll probably be limited). Dalvin Cook is expected to be absent for the Vikes.
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Might we see a offensive explosion and a quarterback duel between Carson Wentz and Kirk Cousins, or are we on the way to a defensive struggle? To be honest, the only struggles we’ve seen by Philly’s defense have been the type that we don’t want.
There are too many penalties and last week, they couldn’t make stops of fourth down.
Here’s a quick preview courtesy of the NFL via their YouTube page.
Here’s how you can access Sunday afternoon’s game:
Live and on television:
Date: Sunday, October 7th
Start Time: 4:25 PM EST
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
TV: WTXF-TV FOX29 in Philadelphia (live), KMSP Fox 9 in Minneapolis (live) or you can watch on DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket if you don’t live in the Philly or Minnesota markets. Don’t forget about the NFL Sunday Ticket App for cellular streaming.
Online Stream: NFL Game Pass (They have a seven-day free trial), fuboTV (They have a seven-day free trial as well). It wouldn’t hurt to check out Sling TV or Fox Sports Go.
The FOX Broadcast:
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This is FOX’s game of the week. You’re getting Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews. That probably won’t make Eagles fans happy, but it is what it is.
Local Radio Outlets:
If you can’t watch the game live and you live in the Philadelphia area, you can always tune into SportsRadio 94 WIP-FM. You already know who handles the call. It’s the legendary Merrill Reese along with Mike Quick. Howard Eskin will handle the sideline reporting.
If you’d rather hear things from the Vikings’ perspective, check out KFAN on their radio network. You’ll be listening to Paul Allen (play-by-play), Pete Bercich (color), Greg Coleman (sidelines) and Ben Leber (also from the sidelines).
As of 1:30 PM EST, all the experts on sportsbookreview.com favor the Eagles by anywhere from three to three-and-a-half points.
The Eagles seem to have Minnesota’s number as of late, and we don’t expect that to change here. Wentz is 13-2 at ‘The Linc’. We go with the ‘The Birds’ to win at the nest.
Eagles 30 – Vikings 21