The Minnesota Vikings (0-1) will visit the Philadephia Eagles (1-0) on Thursday night. Minnesota dropped their season opener at home last week, 20-17, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Vikings failed to force any turnovers while rushing for just 41 yards in defeat. Meanwhile, Philadelphia narrowly beat the New England Patriots 25-20 in Week 1. The Eagles’ Jalen Hurts posted an uncharacteristically pedestrian stat line, totaling just 207 yards and one score in the win.
Vikings vs. Eagles Betting Odds
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Vikings vs. Eagles Match Details
Fixture: Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles
Date & Time: Thursday, September 14, 8:15 p.m. EDT
Venue: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
The Minnesota passing attack was in mid-season form in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns against one interception on 33-of-44 passing. Star wideout Justin Jefferson, rookie Jordan Addison, and tight end T.J. Hockenson combined for 21 receptions and 246 receiving yards in the defeat. However, the Vikings’ rushing attack got silenced, averaging just 2.4 yards per carry on 17 attempts.
Defensively, the Minny secondary was mediocre, holding Baker Mayfield to 4.8 net yards per attempt (16th in the NFL) but forcing no turnovers through the air. Meanwhile, the front seven played lights out, keeping opposing rushers to 2.2 yards per attempt. They also registered just one sack in Week 1.
Philadelphia’s passing attack could have been better in Week 1, throwing for just 154 yards on 4.3 net yards per attempt. Meanwhile, the rushing attack went for just 97 yards on 25 carries. Neither were high water marks after the Eagles finished third in yards in 2023.
The Eagles’ defense also struggled in Week 1 despite the win. They surrendered an uncharacteristic 304 passing yards and three passing touchdowns, both bottom three marks in the season’s opening week. The rushing defense was better, holding the Patriots’ backfield to 76 yards on 22 rush attempts. They did, however, turn New England over twice, including returning an interception for a touchdown.
Vikings vs. Eagles Betting Prediction
I like the Eagles in this home matchup on Thursday Night Football. The fact they played so average last Sunday but still pulled off the road victory tells how talented the Philadelphia roster has become. Meanwhile, Minnesota turned one-dimensional on offense and struggled to keep the passing attack in check. So, let’s roll with the Eagles on the spread in this primetime NFL tilt.