Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
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Eagles look sloppy, mediocre in 23-21 loss to Vikings

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

Defensive tackle Linval Joseph scooped up the football and took it to the end zone for a 64-yard touchdown return. This is a totally new season, new team, everything about it as we are finding out.

Kirk Cousins looked sharp again, throwing for 301 yards and a touchdown with a season-high 81.08 completion percentage and a 109.6 passer rating. They got after Wentz with just over nine minutes to play, stalling Philadelphia's drive at Minnesota's 45-yard line before handing things back to the offense to burn off six and a half critical minutes in the fourth quarter with a 20-14 lead.

"It's amusing because I've seen him miss one kick in practice, and he missed those two early, but there was none bigger (than the 52-yarder) because it put us up two scores", Zimmer said of Bailey.

Too cute. The Eagles had a third-and-inches on their second drive, but failed to convert when a counter toss to Josh Adams lost a yards and forced a punt. One of the infractions was an intentional grounding call that put the Eagles in a third-and-20 at the 40. "I felt like that jump started us to go out there and get the win".

According to ESPN's NFL Matchup, opposing quarterbacks are getting the ball out quickly against the Eagles, the secondary isn't covering and the numbers reflect it. "I do think when we picked our spots, we were pretty efficient". This time a year ago the Eagles were 4-1 and were soaring high.

"I think Coach Flip is giving Stef and Adam the opportunity to make those plays", Cousins said.

"I got to be a better tackle and do a better job", Johnson said. "I'm calling plays and going to the line of scrimmage with the belief that they are going to get the football".

The Eagles were flagged three times for illegal formation.

"Its unfortunate. Those are things where we have to take a real hard look in the mirror", Wentz said after the game. Well for starters there isn't much time to dwell on this game as a trip to NY awaits this Thursday as the Eagles play their first division game of the season against the Giants. We just need to have a complete game. "We have to be hard on ourselves and learn from these mistakes and turn it around fast". On Thursday night, the team heads north to East Rutherford, New Jersey for a Thursday night encounter with their NFC East rival, the 1-4 New York Giants.

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