The Eagles' Monday Night Football home opener victory over the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7, was a statement game for Philadelphia. Eagles fans had a lot to celebrate thanks to the
brilliant play of quarterback Jalen Hurts, who completed 26 of 31 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns. His 11-for-11 start was a new personal best for completions in a ga
Hurts threw for one score (a 53-yard bomb to Quez Watkins) and rushed for two more scores (for a total of 57 yards). After the Eagles jumped out to a quick 24-7 halftime lead,
the defence kept the Vikings scoreless to keep the game well in hand. Darius Slay, a cornerback for the Panthers, had two interceptions and five pass breakups, putting himself in
contention for NFC Defensive Player of the Week honours while also limiting the production of star wide receiver Justin Jefferson of the Vikings. The Eagles are 2-0 heading into Sunday's
NFC East matchup in Washington thanks to the defense's three turnovers (all interceptions by Kirk Cousins). So, here's how the action went down:
After receiving the opening kickoff, the Eagles drove 82 yards in 11 plays, capped by Jalen Hurts' 3-yard touchdown run through the middle of the Vikings' defence (his second of the year).
On the first play from scrimmage, DeVonta Smith caught his first pass of the season for a gain of 5 yards. A.J. Brown's first reception as an Eagle at Lincoln Financial
Field was the critical play of the drive, as it moved the ball 19 yards and put the Eagles inside the Minnesota 10 yard line on third-and-13. Hurts completed all five of his pass attempts
for 63 yards, going to four different receivers. An extra 14 yards on the ground from two carries by Miles Sanders With 9:09 left in the first quarter, the Eagles led 7-0.