Eagles at Vikings: Week 6 Preview and Prediction

Philadelphia at Minnesota

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By: Julio Olmo

The Eagles are the only team in the NFL which has 3 straight road games this season.

Thanks to this scheduling, they are away from the nest for the rest of October.

The good news for the Eagles is that once they get through October, they will have to get on a plane only once the rest of the season – to Miami in Week 13 – and play five of their last eight games at home, once the calendar flips.

Assuming the next three road games do not derail them and if they get out this road trip 4-2…

Then the Philadelphia Eagles will be legitimate contenders with 2-1 records, on the road and at home.

Key point?

The Eagles going on the road on a short week and beating the Green Bay Packers at fable Lambeau Field, then coming back home and having a sack party against the New York Jets.

Players To Watch?

DeSean Jackson

Although he will not be playing due to injury, DeSean is an elite NFL wide receiver and his presence on the field is game changing.

Carson Wentz has been able to manage, but how much longer can the team survive without him?

Other players to keep an eye on?

Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders

Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders will have more opportunities since the ageless, Darren Sproles is also out with an injury.

Bottom line is simple.

Eagles’ first tier specialty players are either out or nursing injuries and their replacements have been very inconsistent.

The dismantling of the New York Jets hid a lot of short-comings, but the Minnesota Vikings are a whole lot different team.

That is the negative…The positive?

The Eagles will be making a return appearance to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the sight of their Super Bowl LII Championship.

Prediction?

Eagles 21 Vikings 20.

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