Post Game Recap: Eagles annihilate the Vikings 24-7 on MNF

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates his touchdown during the game between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 21, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles and Vikings showdown was promised to be entertaining. The expectation was a shootout from both offenses but instead, it was an onslaught by the Eagles on both sides of the ball as they 

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Jalen Hurts had an incredible first half as he rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 251 yards and one touchdown. The one touchdown came on a 53-yard pass to Quez Watkins. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles’ offense were clicking on a whole other level as 6 players caught the ball.

While the run game has stale, the Eagles relied on the passing game as Jalen Hurts put the league on notice. He started the game 11/11 and his first incompletion on a beautiful pass to Dallas Goedert. Goedert lost the ball on the way down as it bounced out of bounds.

Philly’s defense held the Vikings to 93 yards in the first half and was able to contain Justin Jefferson. Oddly enough it seemed as if Kevin O’Connell used JJ as a decoy in this game instead of the team’s main weapon. 

The defense had a few lapses as they allowed the Vikings to score their first on a drive that was filled with soft coverage from the Eagles. Fortunately, they buckled down and kept on trucking away as they limited the air raid of the Vikings’ offense.

Darius Slay started the second half with a huge pick and help the Eagles carry their momentum as Avonte Maddox followed with a big interception of his own. Slay continues his dominance with a huge red-zone interception as he continued to own Vikings’ WR Justin Jefferson.

The Eagles defense capped off a special night with a sack on Kirk Cousins to seal the big win. Philadelphia is now 2-0 for the first time since 2016. Next up on their schedule is a matchup with a familiar foe in the Washington Commanders and QB Carson Wentz on Sunday afternoon.

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire