Well, here we are! Week 1 didn't go as planned for the Philadelphia Eagles or the Minnesota Vikings. Two teams entering the 2023 NFL season with high hopes turned in lackluster performances during their regular-season openers. The Birds won. The guys in purple took one on the chin thanks to Baker Mayfield, former Eagles assistant Todd Bowles, and those doggone Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There's no time to stress. Short memories will prove to be helpful.
Philly travels to Tampa to face those same Bucs in Week 3 on Monday Night Football, but there's business to take care of beforehand. Perhaps you've heard. Four days after a disappointing win (in Philly, those exist), two teams that are familiar with one another suit up for action. This one will air on Thursday Night Football.
Here's something that we can promise you. Trust us on this one. You'd rather be the Eagles than the Vikes. It's always better to make adjustments after a win than do so in response to a loss. Heading into this one, however, both sides have minimal margin for error.
Eagles versus Vikings inactives
The Eagles are dealing with a few injuries. Since Sunday, we learned Nakobe Dean would be placed on injured reserve. Reed Blankenship, Kenny Gainwell, and James Bradberry will all sit out. Fletcher Cox's appearance was labeled as a game-time decision, but he's active for this one.
Philly and Minnesota announced their Week 1 inactives 90 minutes before kickoff. Here's a look at the reports for both teams.
It's early in the campaign, but it's time to post those 'next man up' hashtags. The Birds don't want to get off to a 2-0 start, and the Vikings don't want to begin their season with two losses. Something has to give.
Bookmark this one. We’ll keep you updated about any injuries and list them below.
Update: Week 2's game has been a costly affair. Avonte Maddox and Quez Watkins have both exited the game with injuries. Boston Scott is being evaluated for a concussion.