Some expected the Eagles and Lions matchup in Week 1 to be competitive, but few likely thought that the two teams would combine to score 73 points. However, Detroit’s point total probably could have been a lot lower if Philadelphia was able to tackle better.
According to PFF, the Eagles had a whopping 15 missed tackles last weekend in their win over the Lions. Philadelphia defensive backs Avonte Maddox and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson led the way with three missed tackles each.
Now, the Eagles get to go up against a Vikings offense that generated the seventh-most yards after the catch in the NFL last week and a running back in Dalvin Cook who forced six missed tackles in Minnesota’s Week 1 win over the Packers.
Considering how poor Philadelphia was at tackling last weekend, the Vikings should do whatever they can to use it to their advantage. Calling more plays that will put Cook and their other playmakers in space would be a great way for the Vikings to exploit this weakness of the Eagles’ on Monday.