Kirk Cousins speech inspires Minnesota Vikings to victory over Philadelphia Eagles

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The Eagles and Vikings are meeting in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field today.

The Eagles showed slight improvements from their performance last week against the Titans, but it was not enough to secure a win.

The Eagles (2-3) now have their own two-game losing streak to worry about, and will try to snap that when they play their first game inside the NFC East Division on Thursday night against the 1-4 New York Giants. The Eagles have been impacted by injury early and often to start the season, with star quarterback Carson Wentz, receivers Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins and running backs Corey Clement and Darren Sproles all missing time. The Vikings kicked a field goal with a late fourth-quarter drive.

Linval Joseph snatched Wentz's fumble out of the air and rumbled the distance to give the Vikings a 10-3 lead in the second quarter.

Dan Bailey, who missed two field goals earlier, nailed a 52-yard field goal to extend the lead to 23-14 with 2:47 left.

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Heading into Sunday's contest, Philly's offensive line had given up 14 sacks with an adjusted sack percentage of 7.7, according to Football Outsiders. And on the Vikings' next drive, DeFilippo dialed up one of the team's most successful run calls of the season, when Latavius Murray gained 12 yards on a first-down draw.

Joseph's touchdown came with the score tied at 3-3 and the Eagles on the march, reaching the Vikings' 31. From there, quarterback Kirk Cousins capitalized off of the Eagles' mistake and found wide receiver Adam Thielen in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. "The tackle kind of overset and I was able to power inside and come down on the quarterback". After the Eagles loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Ajayi questioned why the team isn't running the ball more.

It was a momentum killer as it appeared that the Eagles were going to get back into the game.

Of Thielen's seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, none stands out more than a 68-yard bomb Cousins threw while getting hit. Hopefully, that changes because if not, they will not be making a return to the postseason. It was the best way for Eagles to win the game in regulation. On second and 10, Wentz was flagged for intentional grounding that moved the ball back to the Minnesota 40 and eventually the Eagles would be forced to punt when they couldn't convert on third-and-20. This is a totally new season, new team, everything about it as we are finding out. Wentz finished completing 24 of 35 for 311 yards and two touchdowns.

It wasn't flawless, but the manner in which the Vikings earned their first road win of the season to get to 2-2-1 sets the tone after a tough five weeks.

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