The Eagles made their statement in prime time after a 24-7 crushing victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in their home opener at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles gave the fans lots of cheers as quarterback Jaylen Hurts skillfully threw for his 333 yards on 26 of his 31 passes. He started the game with 11 pass attempts in his first, setting his new career high.
Hearts scored a touchdown on his pass (Kez his bomb to Watkins for 53 yards) and he scored two rushing scores, plus he scored on the ground for 57 yards.
Promising trends: The Eagles’ defense has had a blast off the mat after beating Jared Goff and Lions Week 1 by 35 points. difference? Defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon was much more offensive. He chose a series of creative flashes to challenge a group of Minnesota’s talented receivers for a corner. The result was his three interceptions, including a pair from Darius Sorey.
Key game: Early in the second quarter, Hearts found a streaky Kez Watkins for a 53-yard touchdown, ultimately giving the Eagles the lead. Three defenders concentrated on tight end Dallas Goudart, with Watkins running across the field unmarked.
I felt like I hit some good shots on both sides throughout the game. I feel like I’m off to a really good start,” Peterson said at the block. “They caught me early in the game with a false start, but then they got a clue as to when the ball would be hiked.
“I did a great jump. Josh Metellus did a great job grabbing the left field arm and I went over the edge very freely,” Peterson added. “I think I got it at tier 5. If you block a field gate, it has to be at tier 5 or 4. I think this is the 4th time in my career, so let’s go on. please