3 takeaways from Eagles Week 5 loss to Vikings

Annette Crawford
October 12, 2018

And though Wentz put up sparkling numbers against the Vikings - 24-for-35, 311 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions - he had not been the same quarterback he was last season, not yet. It was the fourth time he's been sacked on third down in his three starts. This was the very same location that ended the Vikings' hopes of getting to the Super Bowl previous year, with the Eagles dominating the Vikes in the NFC championship game in January. Tough situation, but that's when the Eagles needed a play from their linebackers most. This time, however, the ball landed in the hands of defensive tackle Linval Joseph for a 63-yard fumble return touchdown. I looked inside of me, sacked the quarterback, and I think led to us losing the game. Latavius Murray will take over as the Vikings lead back.

"Its unfortunate. Those are things where we have to take a real hard look in the mirror", Wentz said after the game. I want to be the best. "I was running to make sure no one came from behind". On Thursday night, the team heads north to East Rutherford, New Jersey for a Thursday night encounter with their NFC East rival, the 1-4 New York Giants.

Lane Johnson's struggles continue. Little mistakes like that, kind of the same thing I echoed last week after the game.

Thielen, who went for 116 yards on 7 catches and a touchdown against the Eagles, is the first player in the Super Bowl era to have more than 100 yards in the first five games of the season.

The Vikings got the ball right back and, with an assist from a roughing the passer call by referee Walt Coleman when Michael Bennett went low on Cousins, drove 56 yards in eight plays, with Thielen's 3-yard touchdown ending it. This is a totally new season, new team, everything about it as we are finding out. "We thought it was a blitz and I slid down for the blitzer who never came and let the end get inside of me and he sacked the quarterback. A lot of times he probably can't even see us, but he trusts us as receivers to get open because that's our job". His early misses behind him, Bailey nailed a 52-yard field goal with 2:51 left in the game to extend the Vikings' lead to 23-14.

"I have no idea what the other theory [for his benching] would be", Pederson said, "because everything in this business is performance-based".

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