Philadelphia Eagles top obstacle, advantage to beating each playoff team
Biggest advantage: Dalvin Cook and the offense is cooling off, Biggest disadvantage: Believe it or not, Kirk Cousins
The Minnesota Vikings may have peaked too early. After a scorching start, the Vikings offense, Kirk Cousins, and Dalvin Cook have all slowed down. On defense, they’re giving up 233 passing yards per game, and opposing quarterbacks are completing 65 percent of their passes versus Minnesota’s defense.
Those are all good signs if Philly winds up in a game versus the Vikes, a game that would actually have to be played at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philly’s biggest disadvantage in this one is they just can’t seem to beat Kirk Cousins consistently if he has weapons and the play-calling allows him to move around. For all of his flaws, outside of what was seen in Week 17, he normally doesn’t get sacked all that often. He shines versus the Eagles more often than not. Back in October, Philly sacked him once while he threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns.