5 Eagles weaknesses the Vikings must exploit in Week 2

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Jalen Hurts struggles when pressured

During his team’s win over the Lions last weekend, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts tore it up on the ground as he finished with 90 rushing yards on 17 attempts.

In addition to his production as a rusher in Week 1, Hurts also threw for 243 yards. This total probably could have been higher if the young quarterback didn’t have so much pressure in his face as he did last week.

Out of the 42 times Hurts dropped back to pass against Detroit, he faced pressure 40.5 percent of the time according to PFF, the seventh highest amount in the NFL in Week 1. The constant pressure also resulted in some poor decisions by the Philadelphia quarterback last Sunday.

When facing pressure against the Lions, Hurts completed just two of 10 pass attempts for 22 yards. According to PFF, only San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance had a lower completion percentage when pressured last week than Hurts.

After generating 18 pressures against the Packers in Week 1, the Vikings must attempt to do something similar when taking on the Eagles this week. Hurts clearly struggles significantly when pressured, so the more pressure that Minnesota is able to generate on Monday the better.