Following Eagles loss to the Vikings is it time to panic?

Tanya Simon
October 12, 2018

We came back and tried to find a way to win this game and just came up short. Seumalo got first crack at the job and looked very bad on the Eagles' first drive, getting pushed back into Wentz's lap on all three pass attempts.

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. Following another frustrating defeat, the Eagles have already totaled their loss total from all of last season. They are 2-3, and they are 2-3 on merit. The game had entered the fourth quarter when Wendell Smallwood caught a touchdown pass from Carson Wentz, pulling the Eagles within eight points. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph scooped up the football and took it to the end zone for a 64-yard touchdown return. In his other two games, he threw for 244 and 296 yards, respectively.

Ertz's non-garbage time line: 6 receptions, 58 yards, no TD. Unlike the previous week, when the made Marcus Mariota look good, Cousins might have played his best game ever, considering the heat he was under. Two point conversions are made at a roughly 50 percent rate. Perhaps more importantly, it appeared Bennett was blocked into Cousins by Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph. They couldn't get to Cousins, who carved up the Eagles for 150 yards on 20 of 24 completions. It set up Bailey's 52-yard clinching field goal.

Right tackle Lane Johnson getting beat badly by Stephen Weatherly on an inside rush that knocked the ball loose from Wentz.

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Despite being down 17-3 at the half, Philadelphia called seven run plays on the first drive of the third quarter and got within the shadow of the goal line - when Ajayi lost a fumble at the Minnesota 5. Philadelphia is now on a two-game losing streak and has to get ready to play the New York Giants on Thursday night.

Without Cook, the Vikings rushed for 77 yards on 23 attempts. He missed the September 23 game against Buffalo before returning September 27 against the Rams in Los Angeles, with all of his 10 carries for 20 yards coming in first half.

Head coach Doug Pederson tried to keep his composure about a call he clearly seemed to feel was the wrong one.

Smallwood missing a pass from Wentz on third-and-three at the Minnesota 12 with 12:27 left in the half.

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