4 biggest problems the Vikings must fix before Week 2 vs. the Eagles

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Scoring in the second half

In the first two quarters against the Packers, the Vikings’ offense was firing on all cylinders. Going into the locker room at the half, Minnesota already had 17 points and 262 total yards as they averaged 7.5 yards per play.

Luckily for the Vikings, their first-half performance really put the game out of reach for Green Bay since they only wound up adding six more points to their score in the final two quarters of the matchup.

Six points in a half probably isn’t going to cut it on the road against the Eagles next Monday though. Especially since Philadelphia just scored 38 points in their Week 1 win over the Lions.

If Minnesota wants to ensure a victory in Week 2, having their offense perform at a high level in both halves will likely give them the best odds.

It’s possible that the Vikings’ defense could have another dominant performance next Monday, but they shouldn’t count on that when they’re on the road against a team that has already proven they are fully capable of lighting up the scoreboard.

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