Eagles versus Minnesota Vikings: 10 opposing players to watch during Philly's home opener

Here are ten Vikings to watch in Week 2. They'll be looking to ruin the Eagles' home opener at Lincoln Financial Field.
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We all pick on the Vikings defense a lot, and for good reason, but Minnesota has some ballers.

The Eagles should have an easier time versus the Vikings' defense than they did versus the guys in Foxborough. If Brian Johnson can steady the ship, Philly will enjoy opportunities for big plays.

6. Camryn Bynum, safety

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7. Danielle Hunter, WILL/EDGE

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As years pass, Danielle Hunter shows no signs of slowing down. Following an injury-shortened season in 2021, one where he appeared in seven games and still collected 38 tackles and seven sacks, he notched 65 total tackles, 10.5 sacks, three pass breakups, and a forced fumble in 2022 en route to his third Pro Bowl nomination in seven seasons.

Versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he collected seven total tackles, a sack, a quarterback hit, two tackles for loss, and a batted pass. He's a one-man wrecking crew with big play potential.

8. Jordan Hicks, linebacker

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Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. Well, that isn't always true, but we all have kept up with Jordan Hicks following his departure from Philly. Have we not?

Last season versus his old team, he racked up three tackles and an interception in the loss. How motivated will he be in this one?

9. Harrison Phillips, nose tackle

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It will be interesting to see if future Eagles opponents attempt to mimic some of what the Patriots tried to do to create pressure. It's almost impossible to be tricky with a nose tackle. They're asked to eat up space, but Harrison Phillis can make plays too.

He racked up eight total tackles in Week 1. That includes five of the solo variety. If Philly's offensive line can move him off of his spot, the running game will have some success.

10. The wild card: Ivan Pace Jr., linebacker

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Ivan Pace is a first-year player who played his college ball with the Cincinnati Bearcats. He's someone the Vikes are excited about, especially after racking up eight total tackles and a quarterback hit in Week 1.

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