5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Week 2

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The Minnesota Vikings were dominant in Week 1, but can they keep it up in a Monday night showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles?

The Kevin O’Connell era couldn’t have gotten off to a better start. The Minnesota Vikings crushed the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, and although fans are chugging the purple Kool-Aid, most want to know if they can do it again.

Week 2 will bring a new challenge for the Vikings. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Detroit Lions and established themselves as a contender in the NFC. With both teams facing high expectations, Monday’s matchup could have crucial implications at the end of the season.

The Vikings come into Monday’s game with a new identity. The Mike Zimmer era is over and O’Connell has brought a more modern approach. It worked in Week 1, but can it carry over to Monday’s game with the Eagles?

Philadelphia also has a chance to establish themselves. The Lions made things closer than they should have been last week, but an electric offense and an opportunistic defense carried the Eagles to an opening week victory.

Something has to give in Week 1, but neither team is a heavy favorite. In this article, we’ll look at some of the key matchups and give five bold predictions for an early season matchup in the NFC playoff picture.