Darius Slay, Jalen Hurts lead Eagles to 24-7 rout of Vikings

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The Eagles took care of business on Monday Night Football, dominating the Vikings from start to finish.

Philadelphia took a 14-0 lead in the first 15:08 and never looked back, winning easily 24-7. The Eagles moved to 2-0, while the Vikings fell to 1-1.

The home team gained 486 yards, while holding Minnesota to 264 yards, with 71 coming in garbage time.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for 57 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, scoring on runs of 3 and 26 yards. He completed 26 of 31 passes for 333 yards with one touchdown and an interception.

Quez Watkins had the touchdown catch on a 53-yard pass.

Dallas Goedert caught five passes for 82 yards, and DeVonta Smith had seven receptions for 80 yards. A.J. Brown and Watkins both had 69 receiving yards.

Eagles cornerback Darius Slay starred on defense, holding Justin Jefferson in check. He intercepted two Kirk Cousins passes intended for Jefferson in the red zone. Slay also had one tackle and five pass breakups.

Jefferson ended up with six catches for 48 yards.

Cousins was 27-of-46 for 221 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He was sacked twice. Cousins is 2-10 on Monday Night Football in his career.

63 responses to “Darius Slay, Jalen Hurts lead Eagles to 24-7 rout of Vikings

  1. We needed to fire Zimmer for that? Same old Kirk, same old Vikings in big moments. Same old soft defense.

    Broadcast was almost as bad. Wait all weekend for your game, and hear more about the Bills game during your game. Not that I could blame them.

  2. Something looked fishy in that game. Seems like the Eagles defense knew the Vikings plays that were called.

  3. ….and just like that, the honeymoon is over.

    It took this Viking team 987 days to finally break that .500 threshold, and a mere 8 days to relinquish it right back.
    Let’s just hope it doesn’t take this team years to achieve such heights again. 😉

    Oh, and maybe hold off on those “Jefferson For MVP!” t-shirts for just a bit. 🤣

  4. Imagine if Hurts could play 4 quarters. And if Gannon’s defense continues to be aggressive. Lord only knows.

  5. What a glorious 8 days it’s been for the Vikings at the top of the NFCN. Ok girls, the fun’s over until the next week 1.

  6. So much for no one being able to guard JJ. The Packers laid the perfect game plan for what NOT to do when playing the Vikings.

  7. golforepar says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:25 pm
    But but the Vikings beat the Packers

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    But but the Vikings beat the packers, the packers are really bad😂

  8. “Seems like the Eagles defense knew the Vikings plays that were called.”

    We all knew the plays. Their offense consisted of throwing the ball to Justin Jefferson. They had nothing else.

  9. Cousins is going to have nightmares of this game. Not including the 3 actual picks of his passes, there were at least another 5 that should’ve been picked. If the Vikings have to play another primetime game, start the backup, Cousins has the worst primetime record in NFL history.

    Not sure why the Vikings didn’t blitz and kept daring the Eagles to beat them with the pass. Eagles had 4 receivers with more yards than Jefferson.

  10. It’s hard to call any loss a good loss, but maybe this will bring them back to reality after the Packer win. You still gotta’ show up and play the games.

  11. Your team looks great Eagles fans, congrats. At least the season expectations may now be properly set for my favorite team, particularly on defense.

  12. I was nervous before the game beginning an eagles fan. We started well, bogged down a bit in the second quarter but by half time I was so calm that they were in control. The second half never felt like a contest tbh and even Troy aikman gave up in the trying to talk us down. There will be sterner tests but I like what I have seen so far

  13. Blame Cousins for playing like trash, valid. Congratulate Hurts for playing great, valid. Slay was great as well. However, there looked to be an epic difference in coaching, too. The Vikings looked like they had no clue how to handle a blitz, I’m talking about the whole offense (including coaches). Usually coaching performance is difficult to discern. Two games into the season and there have been a number of games where a novice could tell one coach was being severely out-coached. Sirianni and his staff get some kudos.

  14. I feel like Vikings and Jefferson hype was way too over the top this week. KOC does realize there are more receivers than just Jefferson on this team right? Thielen is nowhere to be found so far this season. Hopefully they go back to work bc the Lions aren’t the automatic win they used to be next week.

  15. Take heart Viking fans – the new GM seems willing to cut ties with any player holding the team back, so Kirk might soon be feeling a different kind of pressure. His poor performances are far too predictable. Good to see Philly back in contention…who would have thought the Eagles and Giants would be fighting it out for the division lead?

  16. As a vikings fan it was to be expected. Exactly like the Minneapolis Miracle….All emotional energy and passion was burned last weekend. Eagles look good. Cousin’s had a sub par game, he needs to stop fumbling. I consider one pick his fault, the receivers were not good, especially Irv Smith. Time to lean on Theilen more.

  17. upnorthvikesfan says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:42 pm
    It’s hard to call any loss a good loss, but maybe this will bring them back to reality after the Packer win. You still gotta’ show up and play the games.
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    Well stated Vikings fan. Last week was not the reality of this team or the NFCN. Tonight was. Good, honest call.

  18. Kirk Cousins will never be able to win a Super Bowl due to the impossibility of winning 3 prime time games in a row. It’s not mathematically possible.

  19. Eagles had three 80 yard TD drives in the first half tonight and they were the only team to have multiple 80 yard TD drives in week one. Keep it up. Fly Eagles Fly

  20. Hurts is the truth He was firing lasers all night For all the talk of his issues with arm talent last year I just don’t see it He’s got his footwork set and he’s drivig with his hips now and he is headed nowhere but up

  21. For those who didn’t see the game, the interceptions weren’t because Slay beat out Jefferson, the passes weren’t anywhere near Jefferson and Slay caught them in open air. This game was Kirk Cousins being Kirk Cousins and O’Connell should’ve thought about this before they extended him into next season.

  22. eaglesfan22 says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:35 pm
    “Seems like the Eagles defense knew the Vikings plays that were called.”

    We all knew the plays. Their offense consisted of throwing the ball to Justin Jefferson. They had nothing else.
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    Irv Smith alone dropped 3-4 passes. One of which was a perfect bomb that would have made the score 21-14 heading into the half, with the Vikings getting the ball first. You think that might have changed the make-up of the game a little? Wait, I didn’t say Justin Jefferson in there, so I must be wrong.

  23. trozenfun says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:34 pm
    What a glorious 8 days it’s been for the Vikings at the top of the NFCN. Ok girls, the fun’s over until the next week 1.
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    They’re still in first place…

  24. Wafflestomp says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:32 pm
    ….and just like that, the honeymoon is over.
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    I mean….the Vikings are still in first place in the division and hold the tie breaker over your team.

  25. ForWhomTheBellTrolls says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm
    Slay owned Justin Jefferson tonight !

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    Jefferson looked like he got frustrated in the first half and mailed it in in the second half. Cousins kept trying to force it to him which resulted in most of the picks. The other 5 should have been picks that bounced off of CBs hands could’ve made the game much much worse.

  26. purpleguy says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:45 pm
    Your team looks great Eagles fans, congrats. At least the season expectations may now be properly set for my favorite team, particularly on defense.

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    Thank you. Very classy. A team is never as great or a bad ad they look at their best or worst, and that was certainly true last night. I still think the Vikings will challenge for the NFC North.

  27. 1. The REAL Vikings showed up.
    2. Don’t make SB predictions on ONE game.
    3. Kurt Cousins.
    4. The LIONS will give you all you can handle next week. You might win.
    5. Your DEFENSE is HORRIBLE.

  28. Vikings had plentiful chances, they did not execute. The defense was horrible. Hopefully they can straighten out the D. Packers must really be bad if we beat them. Not worried about the NFCN.

  29. Well laid down and rolled over this time. Hard to watch, but Hurts was throwing darts and the pass rush was too late too often. We had a number of big plays but didn’t make the little ones on either side of the ball

  30. The Eagles were the better team tonight and from what I saw – I didn’t see the whole game -the Eagles Off. & Def fronts were pushing the Vikings around too often. Jalen Hurts looked great, Philly looks much improved on last year. Not an excuse, just saying teams aren’t going to win many games throwing 3 picks in the red zone but again the Eagles were better tonight. SKOL.

  31. ONE GAME. Hurts has to show he can win without having to run so much – right now he is a running back who can throw, but it doesn’t make him a QB. We’ve seen this one trick pony gimmick now over and over and it never wins more than one playoff games. The problem with Philthy is they are one mean hit from having their ONLY drive gear stripped and useless. The more Jayleen runs, the more likely he’ll get hit. And it is only because he runs that defenses are opening up for his passes. He cannot beat you as a passer. And he’s not a mobile QB. He is a running back.

  32. The Vikings are who we thought they were. They still beat the Packa’s week one. Both teams are garbage. Lions are probably the best team in the NFC N.

  33. Hurts is an easy guy to root for. Humble, hungry and just an all round team player. He is a throwback and it is refreshing to see. Hopefully he continues to ascend, honestly with the work he puts in, i see no reason why he wont.

  34. The vikings should feel embarrassed about that display. Packer fans should hold their tongues. Let’s not forget who THEY lost to, and their win was over the Bears. So let’s be real here.

  35. Viking Nation…C A L M D O W N! That being said, I was expecting more of a dog fight with Philly winning something like 27-24. Vikings had plenty of opportunities in the second half. Blocked FG and the inception deep in Eagles territory should have been converted into points. The NFL changes week to week if you’re a real fan you know this. As a fan you cannot get too high or too low.

    Cousins was eyeballing Jefferson all night, almost like the Tice era and the Randy Ratio. When KOC was with the Rams had Kupp, Beckham and Woods. The Vikings I feel should be using Thielen and Osbourne into those roles. As I said last week after beating Green Bay, one game doesn’t make a season it’s a marathon not a sprint. What I want to see now is how Vikes bounce back against Detroit at home this weekend. Detroit is not a pushover anymore. I’m also hoping that it’s just one of those games a team has during a season.

    It’s not a sprint folks it’s a marathon – it usually takes about 4-5 games before you know what kinda team you have. The next two games are very winnable for Minnesota.

    As far as Philly – too early to tell but 62 point in 2 games is outstanding. I can guarantee you this, if Hurts keeps playing the way he is he no doubt will be in the conversation for MVP and the Eagles can go deep into the play-offs.
    Sometimes a good butt licking is a good thing……stay humble Vikes fans

  36. lasersepi says:
    September 20, 2022 at 10:14 am
    ONE GAME. Hurts has to show he can win without having to run so much – right now he is a running back who can throw … ///////////
    Hurts or Cousins ? One on the upturn and one on the downturn .
    Also – Donatell with that ‘cover 2’ ‘umbrella’ defense will doom that team .

  37. Great game. However two things. 1. They need to work on slays hands. He had 2 but mightve had 7 or 8 if he could catch a little better. 2. Remember…. ITS JUST 1 GAME!!!!! We need to pump the brakes. I will say ive pleasantly suprised by jalen this season. I wanted a different qb this season but thus far im glad i was wrong. Hes been accurate throwing which has teally suprised me. Wish hed run less but if hes not in there at least minshew looked ok last year. This season hurts kindve reminds me of eagles legend (at least a legend in my eyes) “the ultimate weapon” old # 12.

  38. “ONE GAME. Hurts has to show he can win without having to run so much – right now he is a running back who can throw, but it doesn’t make him a QB”
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    LOL at people that “know” football….
    you do realize that a quarterback is ACTUALLY a running back that can throw, right?
    Facts.

  39. lasersepi says:
    September 20, 2022 at 10:14 am
    ONE GAME. Hurts has to show he can win without having to run so much – right now he is a running back who can throw, but it doesn’t make him a QB. We’ve seen this one trick pony gimmick now over and over and it never wins more than one playoff games. The problem with Philthy is they are one mean hit from having their ONLY drive gear stripped and useless. The more Jayleen runs, the more likely he’ll get hit. And it is only because he runs that defenses are opening up for his passes. He cannot beat you as a passer. And he’s not a mobile QB. He is a running back.
    ——————–

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’re one of the people here who swore off the NFL forever when some players kneeled.

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