Despite the criticism, and speculations of unrest, Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and WR Stefon Diggs were in sync against the Philadelphia Eagles.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 13: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball in the first quarter of the game agains the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
The Minnesota Vikings have stumbled and bumbled this season. Their offense was unimpressive against the Bears in Week 4, and wins against the Raiders and Giants were slighted because neither of those teams are deemed as legit playoff contenders. Their victory this weekend against the thriving Philadelphia Eagles may suffice the skepticism of critics. The Eagles had been on a two game winning streak, defeating the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field late last month and brutalizing the Jets at home in Week 5. QB Kirk Cousins was the man of the day tossing four TD passes on 22/29 passing for 333 yards. WR Stefon Diggs was a recipient of two those four TD's, a much needed sign of relief for Vikes fans who suspected that there might have been disharmony between Diggs and the organization.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 13: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates with teammate Stefon Diggs #14 after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
DIGGS DOING HIS JOB
The passion WR Stefon Diggs brings with him on the gridiron should not go unnoticed. The Vikings are prone for building the character of their players. Current New Orleans Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater was a former Minnesota Vikings player. Bridgewater has taken on the challenge of filling the shoes of Super Bowl Champion Drew Brees this season. Diggs produced a playoff miracle catch against the Saints a few years ago. Today, he reminded the world of his extraordinary talents. Check out his stats below.
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Pederson's Persistent & Philly
The Philadelphia Eagles should not feel discouraged after falling to the Minnesota Vikings. The 18 point loss featured glimpses of success including a 2nd half segment where the Eagles were in striking distance. I still like the Eagles to win the NFC East. Head Coach Doug Pederson just happened to get a little ahead of himself with the 4th Down attempts. Although this is his style of play, against a polished Vikings defense, punts and traditionalism might have fared the Eagles more favor. The Dallas Cowboys fell to the New York Jets yesterday afternoon leaving the Eagles room for error as they contend for the division. I still expect them to host a playoff game this winter.
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