The Minnesota Vikings are the only unbeaten team in the NFL thanks to their devastating defense. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost two straight and quarterback Carson Wentz doesn’t look like the golden boy any longer. As impressive as the Eagles 3-0 start was, two of their three wins were over the Browns and the Bears. The Eagles had been pretty good at stopping the run until last week as the Washington Redskins ran for 230 yards on 33 carries. The game between Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles will take place on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Minnesota Vikings were dealt a massive blow less than two weeks before the season when starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater blew out his knee at practice. The Minnesota Vikings went out and traded a first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford. Bradford is now the starting quarterback and has been playing some of the best football of his career. He has completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 990 yards and has six touchdowns in his four starts. Even more impressive is that Bradford has yet to throw an interception through 125 pass attempts and is currently second in the NFL with a 109.8 passer rating. Bradford found his favorite target in wide receiver Stefon Diggs, as he completed 18 passes for 269 yards in thee games to Diggs. Diggs missed the Vikings’ Week 5 win over the Houston Texans with a groin injury but is expected to return against the Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles were not looking in good form last Sunday against the Washington Redskins. The Redskins don’t the best defense, but were able to hold the Eagles offense to just a pair of field goals. It looks like they may have figured out how to slow down quarterback Wentz and the Vikings have taken notice. The Vikings defense is good and have not surrendered more than 16 points in any game this season. Even though the Vikings are on the road we give the edge in this game to them because their defense flies around and makes plays. They can stop the run, the pass, force turnovers and get sacks. It’s going to be a long day for Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles.