Eagles vs. Vikings preview capsule

Published 4:43 pm Thursday, October 10, 2019

Philadelphia (3-2) at Minnesota (3-2)

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• Opening line — Vikings by 3.

• Record vs. spread — Eagles 2-3; Vikings 3-2.

• Series record — Tied 14-14.

• Last meeting — Vikings beat Eagles 23-21, Oct. 7, 2018.

• Last week — Eagles beat Jets 31-6; Vikings beat Giants 28-10.

• AP Pro32 ranking — Eagles No. 9, Vikings No. 13.

• Eagles offense — Overall (24), rush (18), pass (21).

• Eagles defense — Overall (10), rush(1), pass (27).

• Vikings offense — Overall (18), rush (3), pass (29).

• Vikings defense — Overall (4), rush (9), pass (6).

Streaks, stats and notes

• First visit to Minnesota by the Eagles since winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018. Eagles beat Vikings 38-7 in the NFC championship game that year to get there.

• The teams have met four times in postseason, all wins by Eagles.

• Eagles QB Carson Wentz, native of border state North Dakota, will play the first game in Minnesota. He was redshirt in his first year of college with a North Dakota State team that beat University of Minnesota in 2011 and was injured before the Super Bowl.

• TE Zach Ertz had 10 catches for 110 yards and  a TD in the last meeting with Vikings and has six-plus receptions in three of four career games against Vikes.

• Last week against the Jets, the Eagles became the first team in NFL history with 10 sacks and two defensive touchdowns in a single game.

• The Eagles have allowed the fewest rushing yards in the league since the start of the 2016 season, averaging 90.6 yards per game. The last individual 100-yard rusher against them was Ezekiel Elliott for the Cowboys.

• Vikings tied for  the NFL lead with the Chiefs, Giants and Raiders with three touchdown drives of 90-plus yards this season. Those four teams account for half of the league total.

• Vikings RB Dalvin Cook had career-high 218 yards from scrimmage last week against the Giants. Through his first 20 career games, Cook has the third-most yards (2,106) from scrimmage in team history behind Adrian Peterson (2,228) and Chuck Foreman (2,107). Peterson’s start included NFL single-game record 296 rushing yards.

• Vikings WR Stefon Diggs had 10 catches in game against Eagles last year. Through five games this season, he has only 16 receptions.

• Vikings have allowed the fifth-fewest points per game in the NFL at 14.6.

• Fantasy tip: Eagles RB Jordan Howard had 606 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in six career games against the Vikings while with Bears.