3 Ways to refocus the Eagles defense in Week 2 on Monday Night Football
The Eagles need to slow down the Minnesota Vikings’ high-flying passing attack.
Some see him as an average signal-caller. Eagles fans have never met that version of Kirk Cousins. In nine previous meetings versus the Birds, he’s won six times, including the last two contests as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback.
He loves Philly because he has often seen success in shredding their secondary. He’s thrown 21 touchdowns versus only six interceptions in his games versus the midnight green. 634 passing yards with five touchdowns have come in the last two meetings.
The last time the Eagles saw Cousins, Stefon Diggs was causing them fits. Fast forward to the present, and he has another weapon, the always-dangerous Justin Jefferson.
Jefferson had his way with an almost non-existent Packers’ secondary, catching nine passes for 184 yards with two touchdowns. Philly was able to quiet Jared Goff for about a half. They even picked him off once and returned an interception for a TD.
Goff grew more comfortable as the game wore on however as he found Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark for touchdowns. Ultimately the Eagles thwarted the rally, but they can ill-afford to allow Kirk Cousins to get on a roll.