5 Eagles weaknesses the Vikings must exploit in Week 2
By Adam Patrick
Stopping the run
We’ve been talking a lot during the last few days about the Vikings’ struggles with stopping the run last week against the Green Bay Packers, but the Eagles were even worse against the run during their Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions.
Philadelphia allowed the Lions to rush for 181 yards and average 6.5 yards per carry. The 6.5 yards they allowed per rushing attempt was the fourth-highest average allowed by a team in the NFL during Week 1.
D’Andre Swift led the way for Detroit last weekend with 144 rushing yards and he only needed 15 carries to reach that mark.
Many would likely agree that Swift isn’t at the level yet of someone like Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook. So if Swift can tear apart the Eagles’ defense like he did in Week 1, imagine what a Pro Bowl running back like Cook could do against Philadelphia on Monday.