By Skip Charles in Vegas
The Eagles are now a 2 1/2-point fave in their MNF showdown at the Linc against the Vikes.
And the O/U number is 51.
Seems to us that the 51 should be a lot higher, unless of course Jonothan Gannon’s defense can dial up some schemes that can stop the Vikes.
Minnesota’s former coach, Mike Zimmer, had a style that was run-first, defensive-minded, smash-mouth football.
Now, with Kevin O’Connell at the helm, we get to see what this team can do when they look to receiver Justin Jefferson as the offense’s first option. Last week, Kirk Cousins threw for 277 yards without an interception and connected with Jefferson nine times for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
The Eagles, on the other hand, barely survived against the Lions. Jalen Hurts doesn’t look bad, but can the Eagles (1-0) defense that allowed 35 points from Detroit handle this new Minnesota offense?