Philadelphia Eagles vs Minnesota Vikings prediction and odds

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking for a Week 2 victory in prime time for the second year in a row against the Minnesota Vikings, who lost at home on Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Minnesota Vikings prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles vs Minnesota Vikings – Game predictions

The Eagles are a 6-point home favorite with a total of 48.5 points. The spread was Eagles -7 before coming down to a much more favorable number for those backing Philadelphia.

Prediction 1: Eagles -6 @ -110 (1.91)

The Vikings were the ultimate “win close, lose big” team last year after a record number of comeback wins. But they were handled 24-7 by the Eagles in the last meeting, and they finally lost a close game in the regular season under Kevin O’Connell to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eagles were sloppy in rainy New England but still got the 25-20 win. Nick Sirianni is 10-3-1 ATS as a home favorite, the best record in the NFL since 2021. Expect more from the offense against a bad defense and for the Eagles to cover at home again.

Prediction 2: Jalen Hurts anytime touchdown scorer @ -105 (1.95)

Hurts scored 2 rushing touchdowns against the Vikings last year on his way to scoring 18 touchdowns (playoffs included), a record for the position. He did not find the end zone against New England, but he still ran the ball 9 times. He is the team’s best short-yardage runner with that unstoppable quarterback sneak. Baker Mayfield hurt the Vikings a few times with his legs last week. Hurts is much better and should pick up a score on the ground in this one.

Eagles vs Vikings preview – Are the Eagles vulnerable?

We are not used to seeing the Vikings lose close games or the Eagles win them, but both happened in Week 1. Could we see a reversal this week with a score that gets out of hand early?

Philadelphia Eagles form, news and injuries

It is a short week with a home game, but health is a concern for the Eagles. They have already ruled out three key starters in running back Kenneth Gainwell, corner James Bradberry, and safety Reed Blankenship. The backfield will be fine, but the secondary issues could be problematic when you have to limit Justin Jefferson, an incredible wide receiver.

Philadelphia Eagles injury report:

  • CB James Bradberry (Concussion) – Out
  • RB Kenneth Gainwell (Ribs) – Out
  • S Reed Blankenship (Ribs) – Out
  • DT Fletcher Cox (Ribs) – Questionable
  • OT Roderick Johnson (Undisclosed) – Out
  • RB Trey Sermon (Undisclosed) – Out
  • LB Shaun Bradley (Achilles) – Out
  • LB Nakobe Dean (Foot) – Out

Minnesota Vikings form, news and injuries

The Vikings did not impress in Week 1 as Kirk Cousins had 3 turnovers, the running game did not work, and the defense failed to produce any turnovers or get the ball back late in a 20-17 loss. At least rookie receiver Jordan Addison scored a touchdown in his debut.

Minnesota Vikings injury report:

  • OT Christian Darrisaw (Ankle) – Questionable
  • OLB Marcus Davenport (Ankle) – Questionable
  • C Garrett Bradbury (Back) – Questionable
  • OL Chris Reed (Lower Leg) – Out
  • DL James Lynch (Knee) – Out
  • RB Kene Nwangwu (Back) – Out
  • WR Malik Knowles (Undisclosed) – Out

Eagles vs Vikings head to head record

The all-time series is tied 15-15. Here are the team’s last 5 matchups:

  • 2022: Eagles 24, Vikings 7 in Philadelphia
  • 2019: Vikings 38, Eagles 20 in Minnesota
  • 2018: Vikings 23, Eagles 21 in Philadelphia
  • 2017 NFC Championship Game: Eagles 38, Vikings 7 in Philadelphia
  • 2016: Eagles 21, Vikings 10 in Philadelphia

Key match details

  • Date & Time: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 08:15 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
  • Where to watch match in UK: Sky Sports (TV), fuboTV, or other live stream

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