Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7 - Bihari Gyan

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Game Recap: Eagles 24, Vikings 7

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The Eagles made a statement in prime time with a dominant 24-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football in the home opener at Lincoln Financial Field.

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The Eagles gave fans plenty to cheer about as quarterback Jalen Hurts was masterful, throwing for 333 yards on 26-of-31 passing.

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 He opened the game connecting on his first 11 pass attempts, setting a new career high.

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 Hurts had one touchdown passing – a BOMB to Quez Watkins for 53 yards – and two rushing scores as well as another 57 yards on the ground.

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The defense held up its end of the bargain after the Eagles raced out to a 24-7 halftime lead by holding the Vikings scoreless in the second half.

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Cornerback Darius Slay put himself in position to be the NFC Defensive Player of the Week with two interceptions and five pass breakups,

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 while keeping Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson in check.

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The defense forced three turnovers – all Kirk Cousins interceptions – and the Eagles are 2-0

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with their first NFC East showdown up next on Sunday in Washington. Here's how the game unfolded: