The Eagles dispose of the Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field for the second season in a row.
Some believe the Minnesota Vikings’ coming campaign will play out similarly to their most recent. They’ll win ten games or more. People will get very excited. The postseason will be their undoing as they prove, again on a national stage, that they aren’t as good as their record suggests they are.
The Vikings added some offensive firepower during the NFL Draft by taking wide receiver Jordan Addison and running back DeWayne McBride. They added some defensive punch by taking cornerback Mekhi Blackmon, safety Jay Ward and defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy. Here’s what they didn’t do.
They didn’t replace Kirk Cousins. BYU’s Jaren Hall isn’t the answer. if we’re being honest, we were more fearful of the potential outcome of last season’s home opener than we are about there being any chance of the Eagles laying an egg and dropping one to the Vikings in this one.
The Eagles earn a hard-fought win over the Buccaneers in a muggy affair.
Have you noticed there are always one or two games during every Eagles season in which the team lands in an unexpected dogfight? You know what we mean, those games where it seems as though the Eagles should be throttling their opponent. It just feels like this will be one of those games… during the first half.
Maybe it’s the issues that Philly has had with the Bucs in the past that bother us. Maybe we feel like Todd Bowles owes us one. Maybe it’s that muggy September Tampa weather that always seems to drain anyone in the city.
Honestly, we don’t know why we keep staring at this one, but here’s what we’re thinking. The first half of this provides some tense moments, but the Eagles take control in the second half and ride an offensive explosion that leads to a nice-looking final score.