Eagles vs Minnesota: 10 Vikings to watch (other than Justin Jefferson)

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Here are a handful of Vikings charged with the task of slowing down the Eagles’ offense.

The Vikings’ defense has a lot of guys that can change the game’s momentum with a single play. Buckle up. We’re about to learn how good this Eagles offense can be as this is a much stiffer test than the one Jalen Hurts and company endured in Week 1.

Jordan Hicks, linebacker

You remember this guy, don’t you? Philadelphia moved on from Ex-Eagle Jordan Hicks after the 2018 season partially because there were once concerns about whether or not he can stay healthy. As fate would have it, he’s been damn-near indestructible ever since.

Harrison Smith, safety

Harrison Smith is the only evidence you need that the safety position is just as valuable as it’s ever been. He picks off passes. He can get in the backfield and rack up sacks. He forces fumbles and even scores touchdowns. His game is void of any weaknesses

Cameron Dantzler Sr, cornerback

Cameron Dantzler is one of the game’s bright young corners. The guy on the other side, veteran Patrick Peterson, is no slouch either. Jalen Hurts had better not be reckless in the passing game. These guys will make him pay if he does.

Za’Darius Smith, linebacker

As if the Vikes didn’t have enough playmakers, they had to go and add Za’Darius Smith during the offseason. That decision has already proven to be wise. He had two tackles, including one that resulted in a loss of yardage, and a sack versus the Packers in the Vikings’ opener.

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Danielle Hunter, linebacker

What can be said about Danielle Hunter that hasn’t been said already? He already has 317 total tackles and 61.5 sacks on his resume, and he doesn’t turn 28 until the end of October.

Keep your eyes on Eric Kendricks as well. The Vikings are immensely talented at their defense’s second level.