Minnesota Vikings (1-2-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 7, 2018, 4:25 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Minnesota Vikings look for their first road victory of the season to rebound from a shaky 1-2-1 record. The Minnesota Vikings have won five of their last eight road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 1,387 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have combined for 784 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has 18 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 63 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 98 yards on 36 carries. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 27.5 points and 381.5 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 28 tackles, Danielle Hunter has four sacks and Harrison Smith has one interception.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for their third home win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Philadelphia Eagles have won nine of their last 10 home games. Carson Wentz is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 603 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 11 games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 494 receiving yards and one touchdown while Alshon Jeffery has eight receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 118.3 yards per contest, and Jay Ajayi leads the way with 155 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 20.3 points and 335.3 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 31 tackles, Fletcher Cox has three sacks and Ronald Darby has one interception.
The Vikings are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 5, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in October and 44-21 ATS in their last 65 games overall. The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. NFC. The Vikings are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Philadelphia, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings and the home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Minnesota Vikings just held their own with probably the best team in the league in the Los Angeles Rams, and they've had extra time to prepare for this game given that they played last Thursday. The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans and their offense hasn't quite broken out yet, scoring 23 or less points in all four games. The Minnesota Vikings are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games when an underdog of at least three points. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover each of their last six games when favored by at least three points. The Eagles are a different team at home and did mop the floor with the Vikings in last seasons playoffs, however, the Vikings are much more improved offensively this time around and have played better in two road games than they did in two home games. Throw in the rest advantage, and you have to like the value of getting the Vikings and free points.