Inconsistent secondary play
We already mentioned the struggles that Philadelphia’s defensive backfield had when it came to tackling last week, but their secondary struggled to play at a consistent level in pass coverage in their win over the Lions as well.
In the first two quarters of their matchup last Sunday, the Eagles held Detroit quarterback Jared Goff to just 53 yards passing. Philadelphia also picked off Goff in the first half and turned that interception into a touchdown.
It was a much different story in the second half though as Goff threw for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the final two quarters of the game.
Had the Eagles’ secondary performed in the second half like they did in the first half last weekend, the final score probably wouldn’t have been so close.
So which pass defense will show up for Philadelphia on Monday night? If it’s the one from the second half, the Vikings should be ecstatic as it could lead to their wide receiver trio of Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and K.J. Osborn having standout performances.