5 Positive Eagles Takeaways From Week 2.
Before you delve into this article, check out the 5 Positive Eagles Takeaways From Week 1 article from last week.
Eagles starting quarterback Jalen Hurts always says this quote when the Eagles do not play their best game. He says “We left money on the table.”
This means they could have made way more plays than they did. This guy’s professionalism and leadership are amazing.
Last week, the Eagles pulled out a very ugly win against the New England Patriots at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It was Tom Brady appreciation day and he was shown pre-game wearing his iconic #12 Patriots jersey trying to fire up the crowd. The Birds came out on fire when Darius Slay returned an interception for a touchdown. Then a play later, 2nd year Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis strips Ezekiel Elliot causing a fumble with the Eagles recovering in Patriots territory. That set up a Jalen Hurts precise throw to wide receiver Devonta Smith in the endzone for a beautiful touchdown.
The Eagles squandered that lead but ultimately won the game. Fast forward to last night.
The Eagles were missing a bunch of key starting players. Starting running back Kenny Gainwell, starting safety Reid Blankenship, starting cornerback James Bradberry, and starting middle linebacker Nakobe Dean all missed the game due to injury.
Luckily, the Eagles were home and playing the Minnesota Vikings which they have had a ton of success against in recent history. I mean we all remember the NFC Championship in 2017, right? The Eagles went out and put a smackdown on the Vikings that night. Last year it was week 2 again and the Eagles dominated the Vikings again. It seems like we have this team’s number. The Vikings are loaded with talent on the offensive side of the ball. Wide Reciever Justin Jefferson is an absolute stud and is going to set many records in his career.
The Birds won another ugly game but we are keeping it positive.