The defending NFC champs defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 1.
Philadelphia Eagles Defeat Minnesota Vikings
The Eagles dominated in the running game in their second victory. D’Andre Swift touched the ball only once in Week 1, but he exploded in Week 2. The St. Joe’s Prep graduate ran for 175 yards behind a dominant offensive line hungry to push around the Minnesota defense.
Jalen Hurts didn’t kickstart the passing game to its full potential. However, he still managed to complete 18 of his 23 passes for 191 yards.
Nick Sirianni just keeps on winning. After a 2-5 start to his career as a head coach, he has won 25 of 33 games.
The Eagles will enter as 6.5 point favorites against the 2-0 Buccaneers.
Projected Philadelphia Eagles Week 3 Starters
The Eagles face some injury concerns heading down to Tampa. Avonte Maddox will likely miss the remainder of the season. Sirianni and the coaching staff have expressed confidence in Josh Jobe and other depth players, but the inexperienced backups must prove themselves in game action. The banged-up secondary showed some leaks against the Vikings.
Nicholas Morrow came up from the practice squad to start in Week 2. He led the linebacker corps (including Haason Reddick) in defensive snaps with 55. Zach Cunningham was close behind with 53, and he showed improvement from his Week 1 performance.
The status of Reed Blankenship is still in question. Justin Evans and Terrell Edmunds started at safety in Week 2. They dominated the snap counts while rookie Sydney Brown played minimally.
Injury news that affects the Eagles Week 3 starters will trickle out as the week moves along. The 10-day layoff allows more flexibility for Sirianni and the Eagles to get healthy and reset before facing the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.