Halftime Report: Eagles vs Vikings

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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. Rather than opting for an extra point that would have pulled the Eagles within seven, coach Doug Pederson chose to go for two, and Smallwood slipped around a tackle attempt from Andrew Sendejo after taking a pitch from Wentz for the conversion.

"I can't do that", Ajayi said. "With the amount of changes we've had - quarterbacks, receivers, running backs - it all does make little differences that sometimes culminate in big ones".

Nick Foles led the Eagles to a 38-7 rout over Case Keenum and Minnesota's top-ranked defense in the title game on his way to earning MVP honors against New England. If the Eagles missed one, they were likely - by simple math - to convert the other (assuming they held the Vikings and scored a second touchdown) because that's how math and percentages work. That drive ended with Wentz being strip-sacked by Stephen Weatherly; Wentz lost the ball and it was recovered by Linval Joseph (who gave us big man touchdown and big man recovery). "I pride myself on being elite".

Kirk Cousins tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen to extend the lead to 17-3 at halftime.

"Each time I go out there, I go with the mentality of going one-for-one", Bailey said. "They have a lot of fun", Cousins said. "I think after the performance last week, they wanted to get back to doing things". The 9-yard sack was wiped out by a personal foul call on Bennett, and the half-the-distance penalty placed the ball on the Eagles' 11.

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Pederson tried to accept blame for the team's struggles.

"We have to take a real hard look in the mirror", Wentz explained.

The Vikings never trailed again in the game, and in fact, played to the tune of a 20-3 lead well into the third quarter. The Eagles had to settle for a 30-yard Jake Elliott field goal with 12:27 left in the half.

In Sunday's game, the former West Virginia University product had six touches for 71 total yards. "I think the ref was getting ready to throw the flag and I was a great teammate, I went in there and pulled him out of the scuffle to not cost the team 15 yards and get him to the sideline", Cox said. Reich is the head coach for Indianapolis and DeFilippo is Minnesota offensive coordinator.

"I see guys that are battling their tails off and competing with one another to play". With another TD, they would have another shot at tying the game. "It's not just the o-line, it's not just me, it's not just the backs". But another illegal formation penalty followed and Wentz was called for intentional grounding. Sproles has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.