Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7
Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7 The Hawks said something in ideal time with a predominant all day, every day triumph over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in the home opener at Lincoln Monetary Field. The Hawks gave fans a lot to cheer about as quarterback Jalen Damages was stunning, tossing for 333 yards on 26-of-31 passing. He opened the game interfacing on his initial 11 pass endeavors, setting another vocation high. Harms had one score passing – a BOMB to Quez Watkins for 53 yards – and two surging scores as well as one more 57 yards on the ground.
The safeguard kept its part of the deal after the Falcons dashed out to an all day, every day halftime lead by holding the Vikings scoreless in the last part. Cornerback Darius Kill set himself ready to be the NFC Guarded Player of the Week with two captures and five pass separations, while holding Vikings star wide collector Justin Jefferson under tight restraints. The protection constrained three turnovers – all Kirk Cousins capture attempts – and the Hawks are 2-0 with their most memorable NFC East standoff up next on Sunday in Washington. This is the way the game unfurled:
- Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7 The Eagles took the opening kickoff and marched 82 yards in 11 plays as Jalen Hurts finished off the drive by barreling through three Vikings defensive players for a 3-yard touchdown run, his second of the season. DeVonta Smith caught his first pass of the season on the first play from scrimmage, a 5-yard gain. The key play of the drive was a third-and-13 pass to A.J. Brown, his first reception as an Eagle at Lincoln Financial Field, for a 19-yard gain to the Minnesota 10-yard line. Hurts was 5-for-5 for 63 yards with completions to four different receivers. Miles Sanders added 14 ground yards on two carries. Eagles lead 7-0 with 9:09 remaining in the first quarter.
- The Falcons finished the main quarter with a 7-0 as the guard constrained two dropkicks. Darius Kill separated a pass planned for wide recipient Justin Jefferson on third down on the Vikings’ most memorable drive. Then, at that point, James Bradberry denied a pass expected for tight end Irv Cross to end the subsequent drive. The Vikings oversaw only 10 yards of offense in the principal quarter.
- WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! Jalen Hurts went deep to Quez Watkins, who got behind the entire Minnesota defense for a 53-yard touchdown to extend the Eagles’ lead to 14-0 with 14:52 left in the first half. Hurts is 10-of-10 for 154 yards and a touchdown.
- Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7 The Vikings reply back after the Watkins with a nine-play, 75-yard score drive. The Vikings changed over two third-down circumstances – a third-and-1 with an end around to Jalen Reagor for 17 yards then a third-and-6 with a pass to K.J. Osborne for 15 yards. Tight end Irv Smith got a 2-yard score pass from Kirk Cousins to get Minnesota on the board.
- Jalen Hurts completed his first 11 passes. The first incompletion came with 7:08 left in the first half on a well-placed ball to tight end Dallas Goedert in traffic that the Vikings were able to break up.
- With 1:58 left in the first half, the Eagles extend the lead with a 26-yard touchdown run by Jalen Hurts. The drive started with back-to-back passes to DeVonta Smith that gained 19 yards and 16 yards, respectively. Two plays later, Boston Scott ran up the middle for a gain of 16 and two plays later Miles Sanders added 9 yards on the ground before the scoring play. Eagles lead 21-7.
- Very much like last week in Detroit, the Birds profited by a finish of-half drive to stretch out to prompt all day, every day at the recess. Stuck at their 5-yard line, Jalen Damages opened with a 9-yard gain on a planned run. In the wake of changing over the principal down, the Birds were confronting a third-and-6 when the Vikings called break. Harms his DeVonta Smith for 16 yards then, at that point, associated with Dallas Goedert on consecutive plays of 19 and 24 yards, separately, to gotten the group ready for a 38-yard field objective as the half terminated.
- Jalen Damages completed the main half with 251 passing yards on 17-of-20 endeavors, 50 hurrying yards, and three absolute scores. Dallas Goedert drives the pass catchers with 64 yards, yet Quez Watkins (69 yards) and DeVonta Smith (64) are right behind him.
- Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7 A promising Vikings drive was thwarted by Darius Slay’s first interception of the year on a Kirk Cousins pass intended for Justin Jefferson. Slay has tailed Jefferson for a large portion of the night. The Vikings were at the Eagles’ 19-yard line before the interception at the goal line.
- After the turnover, the Hawks were ready to attach another three focuses, however the Vikings obstructed the 41-yard Jake Elliott endeavor. Patrick Peterson thumped down the contribution and Minnesota returned it to the Birds’ 30-yard line. The Hawks got in scoring position thanks to two fruitions to A.J. Earthy colored that got 23 and 12 yards, separately.
- The defense took it away again after the blocked field goal. Kirk Cousins’ third-and-7 attempt to Adam Thielen was intercepted by Avonte Maddox for his first pick of the season. Maddox returned it to the Eagles’ 15-yard line.
- It’s been all defense for the Eagles in the second half. Fletcher Cox came up with a sack and forced fumble that the Vikings recovered to end a drive and give the Eagles the ball back with just 8:18 left in the game and the score still 24-7.
- The Vikings force a turnover as Kenneth Gainwell couldn’t gather the short pass on an angle or Texas route from quarterback Jalen Hurts and it was intercepted by former Eagle Jordan Hicks. It was returned 19 yards to the Eagles’ 9-yard line.
- SLAY SLAY SLAY!!! The Pro Bowl cornerback registered his second interception of the game in the end zone on a pass intended for wide receiver Justin Jefferson to get the Eagles the ball back with 7:07 left.
- The Vikings were only 1-for-4 in the red zone as protective end Josh Sweat finished the night with a sack of quarterback Kirk Cousins on the game’s last play – a third-and-objective from the Hawks’ 11-yard line that went for a deficiency of 7 yards.