Joseph's long TD return lifts Vikings past Eagles 23-21

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She joined ESPN in 2017. "We need those guys", Pederson said. "Coach Flip emphasized finishing". We can say we are better than this all we want.

The Vikings were able to build a lead and then never trailed due to their defense. Wentz was also sacked three times for minus-28 yards.

The Vikings' defense stood tall again after Bradham recovered a Roc Thomas fumble and set the Eagles up at the Minnesota 30-yard line trailing 20-14 with 10:03 to play in the fourth quarter.

Vikings DE Danielle Hunter over Eagles QB Carson Wentz during last Sunday's game.

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"I was watching on the jumbotron", Joseph said.

"I was proud of the offensive line for only allowing one sack today", Cousins said.

It was actually Joseph who persuaded Cousins to break down the huddle after delivering a pregame speech.

The Vikings' position in the offseason, unique as it was, forced them to hire a new offensive coordinator and make a decision on their starting quarterback after a 13-3 season.

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"He's light on his feet", Cousins quipped. "He got him there with his shoulder, so that's what I had as far as roughing the passer". "I'm always looking for athletes". Wentz is taking a beating and he's fumbled in back to back weeks.

"The defense is a very prideful group", Zimmer said. For whatever reason, the team isn't committing to the run the way they should. "Those little mistakes that can sometimes go overlooked are just killing us", Wentz said.

The Eagles are a game under.500 ahead of their first NFC East game of the season, Thursday night against the Giants at the Meadowlands, and they are playing sloppily, squandering opportunities to win Sunday's game and last week's against the Titans. On the other two drives, one resulted in a Jake Elliott 30-yard field goal, thanks to a 48-yard reception by Shelton Gibson, and on the other end when Linval Joseph took a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown and a 10-3 lead with 4:12 left in the first half. That's when Latavius Murray notched 27 of the drive's 55 yards. Wentz finished completing 24 of 35 for 311 yards and two touchdowns.

Of Thielen's seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, none stands out more than a 68-yard bomb Cousins threw while getting hit.

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Several Eagles players in the locker room weren't happy with the call. "We thought it was a blitz and I slid down for the blitzer who never came and let the end get inside of me and he sacked the quarterback". "All day he just continues to sit back there and trust us to get open". "At the same time, we have to be accountable". The Eagles did eventually score to put 21 points on the board, but it wasn't enough to beat the Vikings as Minnesota recovered an onside kick to ice a 23-21 win. "I think focus really is the word when you look at just doing your job snap in and snap out whether it is 70 plays or 50 plays". "It doesn't mean we won, but we gave our team a chance for success".

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