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Eagles Get Rocked At Home By The Vikings, 23-21

12 October 2018

Cousins credited offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach the past two seasons.

Eagles: S Corey Graham left the game with a hamstring injury.

The penalties are what have to be the most frustrating part of that drive.

Head coach Doug Pederson tried to keep his composure about a call he clearly seemed to feel was the wrong one. We seem to move to move the ball fine when we're out in the field. "All those things we talk about from day in OTAs (organized team activities), we're not doing".

Minnesota added another touchdown right before half, thanks to a poor response from the Eagles' offense after Joseph's crowd-silencing touchdown, as it went three-and-out, a drive that was sabotaged by two false start penalties.

Sunday's game against the Vikings was a microcosm of the Birds penchant for making critical mistakes on offense.

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In the fourth quarter of a six-point game, the Eagles were gifted the ball at the Minnesota 30-yard line after a backwards pass from Kirk Cousins was ruled a fumble.

Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, and completed 30 of 37 passes to become the first player in National Football League history with at least 30 completions in four consecutive games. Nigel Bradham recovered the fumble at the Vikings' 30.

When Dan Bailey nailed a 52-yard field goal to give the Vikings a 23-14 lead with 2:47 left, Lincoln Financial Field began thinning out. They lost because Jalen Mills still can't handle a stop-and-go route from an opposing wide receiver, and the Vikings' Adam Thielen burned him on one for a 68-yard reception that set up a field goal, the game's decisive points. And now they had a chance to take a lead and avoid an ugly 23-21 loss (see observations).

"Its unfortunate. Those are things where we have to take a real hard look in the mirror", Wentz said after the game.

While the Vikings would love to not throw the ball as much and get their running game going, it certainly helps when you have a quarterback like Cousins when the run game isn't working. This is a totally new season, new team, everything about it as we are finding out. "If I remember correctly we had maybe three carries at the end of the first quarter".

The good news for the Eagles is that they don't have too long to get the bad taste of this defeat out of their mouths. "You can't do that when your team is counting on you".

Eagles Get Rocked At Home By The Vikings, 23-21