Key lessons learned from the Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Minnesota Vikings as they improve to 2-0

The Eagles' 34-28 victory over the Vikings improves their record to 2-0, but there were some positive and negative takeaways from the game to highlight.
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The Eagles were shorthanded, but give the reserve players credit for keeping up.

The Eagles came out of their season opening win in Foxborough with several injuries at key positions. With the short week due to the Thursday game, it was next man up. Cornerback Josh Jobe replaced James Bradberry, linebacker Nicholas Morrow replaced Nakobe Dean, and safety Justin Evans replaced Reed Blankenship. On offense, Kenneth Gainwell was out, so D'Andre Swift became the lead back.

Swift had a lights-out performance running the ball. He led all rushers with 28 carries for 175 yards. On defense, Morrow came up with a quarterback hit on Vikings QB Kirk Cousins. He also collected three tackles and had a nice-looking rep while covering Justin Jefferson.

Jobe recorded six tackles. Evans recorded three tackles and a pass breakup. Evans and Morrow also came up with fumble recoveries. Morrow's came from Evans' forced fumble during a special teams return. There were a few learning opportunities for the backups but give them credit for stepping in and keeping the Eagles in it.

Unfortuantely, several injuries happened in the game. Backup running back Boston Scott went into concussion protocol, which gave free agent pick Rashaad Penny his first carries as an Eagle. Cornerback Avonte Maddox left with a shoulder injury and Mario Goodrich came in as a replacement. Maybe the Eagles will have their other starters by next week, but they do have some talent on the second and third-string levels of the roster.