Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings came out victorious in Week 1. Now, the 2022 Eagles schedule has both teams battling it out in a primetime game on Monday, September 19.
The Eagles finished 38-35 against the Detroit Lions in Michigan.
- They were heavy in the rush game, with four different running backs making a touchdown.
- But, their defense struggled despite the heavy presence of Pro Bowl players in the starting line-up.
The Vikings, who played at home, beat the Green Bay Packers 23-7.
- The team owed much of their success to wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
- However, Minnesota didn’t really do anything wrong in their opening game that would be a cause for concern moving forward.
EAGLES VS. VIKINGS PREDICTION
The prediction here is difficult.
- The Vikings have talent on both sides of the ball, but realistically, the 2022 Eagles roster is better on paper.
- Philadelphia also carries the upper hand in terms of knowing what they need to work on before walking onto the field.
- There were several areas where they fell short against the Lions. They can watch the tapes, practice, and improve.
The Vikings on the other hand didn’t have too many errors. But does that make them a perfect team? No.
It means that they haven’t figured out their shortcomings just yet, and Week 2 may be the time to do it.
“We’ll look at it, we’ll clean it up, and as I said, it’s always nice to know that, hey, we’ve got a lot to clean up,” Nick Sirianni stated.
Sadly, the Eagles haven’t won a Week 2 game since 2016, and it’s time to break that streak.
**My Official Eagles vs Vikings Prediction**
- I’m going to go with the Eagles on this one.
- I think the game comes down to seven points (or less), sending Philadelphia into Week 3, 2-0.
- But, they only pull it off they make adjustments.
EAGLES VS. VIKINGS ODDS
No matter the Sportsbook, the betting odds remain in the Eagles’ favor.
|Sportsbook||Philadelphia Eagles||Minnesota Vikings|
|Point Spread||Play Pennsylvania||-1.5||+1.5|
Despite the odds, the game is also predicted to be a high-scoring game with the over/under set at 51.5. The benefit the Eagles have here is a home-field advantage.
As Philadelphia sports fans, we all know what kind of energy will be inside Lincoln Financial Field on Monday.
THE EAGLES WILL TAKE THE “W” IF…
Jalen Hurts and his passing game needs to improve. In his first 2022 appearance, he went 6-for-6 during the Eagles’ preseason game against the Jets, but in Hurts’ first regular-season game, he went 0-for-5 in the Eagles’ first drive.
He has massive talent in his receiving corps, and the key will be finding their hands.
- Though A.J. Brown proved to be a superstar in Philadelphia’s Week 1 game, DeVonta Smith also needs to be utilized better.
- He was targeted four times and had zero completions throughout the game against Detroit.
- With the Vikings prepared to have their defense on Brown, Smith should become a go-to on Monday night.
The Eagles’ defense is where the real problem lies. The defense is packed with talent.
- Among the 11 starters, five of them are Pro Bowlers.
- They have the makings to become one of the best defenses in the league, but they fell very short last Sunday.
- Philadelphia allowed the Lions — a team who is 19th in the run game – to run 181 yards.
- They also sacked Goff, who is one of the slowest quarterbacks, just once, after doing it six times last season.
The Eagles certainly need to step up their tackling capabilities before Monday.
The Vikings put up 400+ yards of total offense in their win over the Packers, and Philadelphia understands what they are up against.
Defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon stated, “It’s going to be a good challenge for us, and we’ll be up for it.”
- The Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings game will begin on Monday at 8:30 PM.
- It is part of a doubleheader, with the Tennessee Titans at the Buffalo Bills, beginning at 7:15 PM.
According to NFL.com, both the Eagles and the Vikings clear the top ten in Week 2’s power rankings. As both teams now look to move 2-0, who stands the better chance?
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