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Instant analysis of the Vikings 24-7 week 2 loss vs the Eagles

In an intensive beatdown from begin to finish, the Philadelphia Eagles demolished the Minnesota Vikings 24-7.

It started early with quarterback Jalen Hurts taking the Eagles offense down the field 82 yards for a three-yard rushing touchdown to have a 7-0 lead. The Eagles didnt look back after that and dominated from there on out.

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Hurts was incredible forever, completing 26-of-31 for 333 yards and a touchdown alongside 57 yards and two touchdowns on the floor.

He spread the ball out well with DeVonta Smith (7-80), A.J. Brown (5-69) and Dallas Goedert (5-82) all getting adequate touches externally. These were all consistently getting open and benefiting from yards following the catch.

On the defensive side of the football, the Eagles found play. They pressured Kirk Cousins consistently even though they only got two sacks, they altered plenty of throws and the trunk seven batted down 11 passes and intercepted Cousins 3 x.

For the Vikings, nothing was simply clicking offense. They tried to spotlight getting Justin Jefferson the football but he only could catch six passes for 48 yards. Another wide receivers didnt do far better as Adam Thielen (4-52) and K.J. Osborn were also relatively invisible (2-25).

The largest story of the overall game was Cousins. He was flat out abysmal forever. He wasnt making great reads, threw so many passes into coverage and had three intercepted when it will have been similar to six. The Vikings star quarterback had a vintage dud on Monday Night Football.

The defense didnt help him much either. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell ran his defense and tried to help keep everything before them with the theory being they would need to hit every layup to beat them and the Eagles did that. The true frustrating element was that Donatell didnt adapt to play a far more aggressive coverage style when that wasnt working.

Overall, the Vikings currently sit at 1-1 heading into next Sundays matchup contrary to the Detroit Lions.

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