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Eagles look sloppy, mediocre in 23-21 loss to Vikings

12 October, 2018, 07:20 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz celebrates with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery after they combined on a 16-yard touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Sept. 30 2018 in Nashvill

Wentz was also sacked three times for minus-28 yards. The Vikings were ranked first in the National Football League both scoring defense and total defense all of last season before falling apart in that game.

Carson Wentz and the rest of the struggling Eagles (2-3) have a short turnaround this week and get a chance to snap a two-game losing streak on Thursday night at the New York Giants (1-4). Tough situation, but that's when the Eagles needed a play from their linebackers most. It can be as simple as not taking an 8-yard sack on first-and-10 from the Vikings' 15-yard line, as he did in the third quarter, on a drive that ended in a field goal when the Eagles could have used a touchdown.

Well, if you want to look at this from an optimistic point of view, things can't get much worse. Unlike back in January when the Eagles routed the Vikings 38-7 on their way to Super Bowl 52.

"We need those guys", Pederson said. "We're productive. If we can get rolling with that I think we'll do a good job".

Randy Moss started the 2003 season with 515 yards. They lost because, sometimes when their offensive line did protect Wentz, he held the ball too long. Little mistakes like that, kind of the same thing I echoed last week after the game.

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The Vikings (2-2-1) got an excellent performance from Cousins, who completed 30 of 37 passes, to avoid falling further behind in the NFC North. Cousins became the first player in National Football League history to complete at least 30 passes in four consecutive games. That's when Latavius Murray notched 27 of the drive's 55 yards.

Cousins completed 30 of 37 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown.

The Vikings took just six plays to move from their own five to the Eagles four-yard line to add an additional three points on a 22-yard field goal by kicker Dan Bailey.

Sunday against the Vikings, the Eagles ran just 19 offensive plays in the first half for 91 total yards.

Cousins tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen to extend the lead to 17-3 at halftime. "All day he just continues to sit back there and trust us to get open". "We thought it was a blitz and I slid down for the blitzer who never came and let the end get inside of me and he sacked the quarterback". "At the same time, we have to be accountable". We are playing like we are a young rookie team and we are not. But they failed to recover an onside kick. "For him to make that kick is really why we brought him here".

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