The Vikings (2-2-1) got an excellent performance from Cousins, who completed 30 of 37 passes, to avoid falling further behind in the NFC North. Cousins became the first player in National Football League history to complete at least 30 passes in four consecutive games.
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 game plan is giving them a chance".
"We're just exhausted of beating ourselves and losing to teams we should beat", said running back Wendell Smallwood.
"I see guys that are battling their tails off and competing with one another to play. I know they will play with a sense of urgency and come tomorrow ready to work", Wentz said.
The ball fell straight into the breadbasket of one Linval Joseph, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle and team captain, who proceeded to hike it 64 yards (followed by a parade of proud Vikings) for a Minnesota touchdown that made the score 10-3. "I've been playing pretty well", he told the Philadelphia Inquirer in the locker room postgame.
"It's amusing because I've seen him miss one kick in practice, and he missed those two early, but there was none bigger (than the 52-yarder) because it put us up two scores", Zimmer said of Bailey.
"I do think it meant a lot to them as a defense", Cousins said. "For him to make that kick is really why we brought him here".
"We thought it was a blitz", he said. "So, there's no surprise to his success this season and we're going to keep it going". It was the best way for Eagles to win the game in regulation. This is a totally new season, new team, everything about it as we are finding out. "In the second half everything kind of settled down and that's when we were fighting". One came on first down after a six-yard run by Ajayi that moved the ball Vikings 24-yard line. These little mistakes that sometimes can be overlooked are just killing us. Corey Clement hasn't played in the last two because of a quadriceps injury. Graham later took down Roc Thomas for a 2-yard loss at the Eagles 4, helping forcing a third-quarter field goal. "It's frustrating. If I wasn't a Christian, I'd probably be losing my mind".
Both teams needed a victory. "I think the message was heard and received, but it was very important this week because of the nature of getting out with a lead and then making sure we stayed the course and finished". Wendell Smallwood has 150 yards rushing, an average of 6.0 yards per carry and one TD on the ground and one receiving.