Vikings-Eagles Capsule Preview
MINNESOTA (1-2-1) vs. PHILADELPHIA (2-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Eagles by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Minnesota 1-3, Philadelphia 1-3
SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 14-13
LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Vikings 38-7 in NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2018
LAST WEEK — Vikings lost to Rams 38-31; Eagles lost to Titans 26-23, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING — Vikings No. 14, Eagles No. 12
VIKINGS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (32), PASS (5).
VIKINGS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (13), PASS (23).
EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (11), PASS (17).
EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (1), PASS (19).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Rematch of NFC championship game featuring different QBs for both teams. Kirk Cousins replaces Case Keenum for Vikings. Carson Wentz replaces Nick Foles for Eagles. ... Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo was Eagles quarterbacks coach last season. ... Eagles have won seven of last nine meetings. ... Cousins has 1,329 yards passing, 12 TDs, three INTs in four games in Philly while with Washington. ... RB Dalvin Cook leads Vikings with only 98 yards rushing and has been in and out of lineup. ... Vikings WR Adam Thielen aims to become only third player to start season with 100 yards receiving in five straight games. ... Minnesota DE Danielle Hunter has sacks in four straight games. ... Vikings S Harrison Smith has 14 tackles and fumble recovery in last two meetings with Philly. ... Eagles are 17-3 at home since 2016, including playoffs. ... Wentz is 13-2 at home, including nine straight wins. ... Eagles rank first in run defense after finishing first last season. ... Philly leads NFL in time of possession (34:12). ... Eagles TE Zach Ertz's 31 catches are first at his position. ... Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery had first 100-yard receiving game last week since Dec. 13, 2015 with Chicago vs. Washington. Fantasy tip: Ertz has 15 catches for 185 yards in two games since Wentz returned.
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