4 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Eagles in Week 2

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After an embarrassing loss in Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings will look to avoid starting 0-2 when they travel to take on the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

The Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stings really bad for the Minnesota Vikings, like really, really bad. That game was almost a must-win for the Vikings, which sounds crazy for the opening game of the season. But with games against the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, and Kansas City Chiefs coming up quickly, the Bucs matchup was one that Minnesota needed to get their season off to the right start.

In what could be their most difficult game of the season on paper, the Vikings' backs are against the wall. Last season, the Eagles dominated Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell and his team 24-7 on Monday Night Football following a big win in Week 1 over the Green Bay Packers.

Now, heading into the city of brotherly love, the Vikings need a big win in primetime to keep hope alive for a second-straight season with a playoff appearance.

It's time to take a look at a few reasons why Minnesota will leave Philadelphia with a huge win on Thursday night to get to 1-1, awaiting a matchup with Justin Herbert and the Chargers.