Philadelphia Eagles versus Minnesota Vikings: Bold predictions for Week 2

Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jonathan Gannon, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Eagles’ defense forces two turnovers.

They weren’t at their best in Week 1, but with all of the ballers that the Philadelphia Eagles have on this defense, it’s difficult for us to believe that this unit won’t improve as the season goes on.

The wild card is the defensive coordinator, Jonathan Gannon. If he lets his guys cook, things should, more often than not, run smoothly.

Kirk Cousins has often had Philly’s number, but he can be had from time to time. We’re expecting the pass rush to get home and for Minnesota’s offense to turn the ball over a couple of times.

Philadelphia wins by way of a defensive stand at the end of the fourth quarter.

Week 1’s game versus the Detroit Lions carried with it a few stressful moments. As much as we’d like to tell you that this game will flow more smoothly, we can’t do so in good faith. We wouldn’t be surprised if this wound up being a defensive struggle or a shootout that ends on the final drive.

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The Eagles defense took a ton of heat following Week 1’s game, and rightfully so. This time, they’ll be the heroes.

This one ends with the ball in Kirk Cousin’s hands late. This one ends with Philadelphia’s defense making a play on fourth down to seal the deal. Our guess is that the final score in this one winds up being in the 31-27 or the 27-24 range.