5. Can the Vikings spoil Andrew Sendejo and Carson Wentz’s homecoming?
Andrew Sendejo visits U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time since the Vikings declined the option on his contract and made him a free agent. The Eagles visit U.S. Stadium for the first time since they won the first Super Bowl in team history on that venue’s turf.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, and Malcolm Jenkins, and Fletcher Cox and, pretty much, everyone else associated with the Eagles has said the same thing. Though a return to Minneapolis would evoke a sentimental moment or two, the Eagles all agree that a game in February of 2018 has absolutely nothing to do with a game in October of 2019, even if the previous game was Super Bowl LII.
That’s the correct response, but it would be impossible to ignore the moment. We’re talking about human beings.
For Carson Wentz and Sendejo, this one is is a homecoming. We’ve mentioned Sendejo’s ties to the Vikings. He spent eight seasons there. Wentz is as close to home as he can be for an NFL game, and he’ll have a lot of family in attendance.
You know that both sides would love nothing more than to win. Will they have their wish granted or will the Vikings wreck the party? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out how things shape up.