The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a bye week and have a rookie quarterback in their sights. The Vikings are on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz. The Vikings are the last undefeated team in the league and it wouldn’t be surprising if they roll over the Eagles in this one. A rookie quarterback trying to navigate through the best defense in the league isn’t going to be easy by any means.
Wentz is going to have to do some nifty passing and get back on track after two losses. Being at home might make it a bit easier for him to handle the pressure and make it a bit easier for him to handle things. But it will be another long afternoon for Wentz and the Eagles. The Eagles defense is going to be key in trying to shut down the short passing game from Sam Bradford. It’s going to take a lot.
How To Watch
- What: Minnesota Vikings (5-0) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
- When: Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: FOX
- Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile
- Sunday Ticket: DirecTV
- Online: FOX Sports Go (in local areas), NFL Game Pass (at midnight)
- Odds: Vikings (-3), O/U (40)
- DT Shariff Floyd (knee) — Out
- TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) — Out
- QB Taylor Heinicke (knee) — Out
- WR Jarius Wright (ankle) — Doubtful
- WR Laquan Treadwell (thumb) — Questionable
- WR Stefan Diggs (groin) — Questionable
- CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) — Questionable
- DT Bennie Logan (groin) — Questionable
- LB Mychal Kendricks (ribs) — Questionable
- CB Ron Brooks (calf) — Questionable
The spread is only three points for some reason. I don’t know if the oddsmakers really understand how good the Vikings defense is. Anchored by Harrison Smith and Anthony Barr, Minnesota should be primed for a win. Vikings 27, Eagles 14.