Minnesota Vikings winning run came to an abrupt end with a humiliating thrashing by the Philadelphia Eagles in week 7. Furthermore, the ecstatic performance displayed by the Eagles seemed to have established a perfect scheme of beating the NFC North squad. Prior to their week 7 game, the Minnesota Vikings had not lost any of their matches this season, as they had a 5-0 record favoring their ability to triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles. Even with mobile sportsbook odds expecting an easy win for the Vikings, that expectation quickly faded when the Eagles crushed the Vikings 21-10 to end their 5-game winning streak.
Even though the Minnesota Vikings have recorded only one loss out of six games this season, having such a winning run in the NFL is impressive for any team. However, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in such a beat down manner is what has caught the attention of many NFL fans compared to their single loss so far. Philadelphia performance against them was so remarkable that it may have opened up ways for other opponents to beat Minnesota in the near future and to change the position of the current NFC North leaders.
The final whistle of the game led to Mike Zimmer, the Minnesota Vikings head coach expressing his opinion regarding the most distressing issue with the team. He said that the offensive line of his team lacks creativity at the moment because most star players are still nursing injuries. He added that the offensive was not as protective as they should because they failed to block anybody during the game. Furthermore, coach Mike Zimmer demonstrated his worry about his blocking backs and embattled unit saying the players softened their game and got whitewashed by the Eagles.
Mike Zimmer summarized the entire performance by saying they got whipped on a man-on-man basis. They were definitely whipped by the Eagles, As stated by ESPN, Sam Bradford got hit 16 times to build up pressure on the team and help their opponents defense to record 9 passes, as he intercepted only one to cause him to fumble four times during the game.
The Minnesota Vikings has a tall order to fix such issues in the team because, when it comes to free agency, it has an empty piggy bank. The best advice for them is to start working with the available resources before things get out of hand. However, Zimmer said that they would not resort to recruiting a bunch of people haphazardly, but instead improve the current team quickly. He also expressed his disappointed for allowing such a beating to happen even though he knew before the game that the Eagles would go for Bradford.
As the NFL approaches week 8, the Minnesota Vikings have to figure out the best strategy to get back on track to restore their winning glories as seen in their first 5 games. The team will be meeting their division rivals, the Chicago Bears on the road, a contest that will test their offensive line once again. Monday Night Football will air the game in prime time; therefore, many fans will be glued to their screens to watch their team’s level of response. The game will prove if the Eagles opened up a new chapter for other teams to thrash Minnesota.