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Week 2: VIKINGS (0-1) at Eagles (1-0)

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Thursday Night Football for Week 2


Thursday, Sept 14  7:15 pm CST
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia


O'Connell:  "Whether we won or lost today, this was still going to be a heck of a challenge. And now that we didn't get it done today, we just have to have that much more urgency, that much more detail. Everybody's got to look inward, and we gotta persevere together. This is not our first time dealing with adversity, and my hope is we'll circle back on some of that experience and play our best possible game we can play Thursday night."

Minnesota has opened as a 7.5-point underdog.


@swede700 is out of town and asked me to start a GDT.

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Perhaps it is a Tampa Bay hangover but I don't have a ton of faith we'll pull this out. I hope to be proven wrong.

Will Bradbury and Davenport be back?

I am excited/curious to see how Flores will game plan for a mobile QB which has historically given us issues.

Our final two drives started with negative plays on a TE screen, that package needs to be seriously worked on and probably scrapped until they figure it out. 

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51 minutes ago, SemperFeist said:

Ideally, we see them sign Risner, and give him the extended days after the Eagles game to get up to speed.

none of us know the extent of his elbow injury. 31 other teams haven't signed him either, so that says there's hesitation out there, at the least.

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34 minutes ago, JDBrocks said:


Pretty big development, that and Nakobe Dean is OUT for some time as well. 

We'll have our hands full with Cox, Carter, and Davis on the interior no doubt. Hopefully the OL can buy Kirk enough time to find our playmakers.

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PHI 25
NE 20

Eagles' offense looks rusty to open the season:
Perhaps it's simply the product of facing a good Bill Belichick defense, with horses up front and months to prepare, but Philly's offense looked like a shell of what we saw last season. The Eagles couldn't punch it in outside of a short-field TD, settling for four field goals. Jalen Hurts rarely took deep shots, with only one Eagles pass play going for more than 15 yards. The ground game was stymied (3.9 yards per attempt on 25 carries), and Hurts flubbed what could have been a game-changing fumble late in the contest. Philly finished with 251 total yards and 17 first downs. The Eagles went 4 for 13 on third-down conversions and 0 for 1 on fourth down. Just two drives made it to the red zone (first two of the game). The lack of chunk plays and the consistent pressure on Hurts behind one of the best O-lines in the NFL were not what we'd grown accustomed to seeing.

Next Gen stat of the game: 
The Patriots held Jalen Hurts to a 33.3% success rate on nine carries (28 yards, +6 rushing yards over expected on five designed runs; 10 yards, -2 RYOE on 3 scrambles) after allowing 6.1 yards per attempt on designed QB runs last season (28th).


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57 minutes ago, babababa said:

Darius Slay is playing right? Right.

I haven't heard otherwise but last I looked we have more than 1 WR just like the Eagles have more than 1 CB.

Edited by VikeManDan
Changed one CB to 1 CB to match WR statement.
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