How to Watch Eagles vs. Vikings Online: NFL Week 5

October 5, 2018

We got ourselves a rematch of the 2018 NFC Championship game. Kirk Cousins hasn’t exactly been that bad, but the team has not been good on both sides of the ball in their 1-2-1 start. They lost a shootout to the Rams last week, which was expected. The Eagles lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the Titans on the road, 26-23. Both these teams haven’t looked like their 2017 version of themselves, but we are only a quarter of the way through the season. There is plenty of time to right the ship. This is definitely the NFC game of the week.

How to Watch Vikings vs. Eagles: Week 5
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Start: Sunday, Oct. 7, 4:25 p.m. ET
TV Network: FOX
Radio: WIP-FM (Eagles)
Stream Online: Watch live with fuboTV

Cousins signed the massive fully-guaranteed $84 million deal over three years in the offseason. He’s 11th in value among all total passers, but the offensive line has failed to protect him this season. They have truly failed to create holes for the running game as well. Dalvin Cook, who tore his ACL last season, is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry so far this season. Cousins has had to do a lot on his own without the running game and it’s led to four fumbles and two interceptions. The Vikings just can’t win football games turning the ball over. The real story here is what was considered an elite Vikings defense. They have been far from that. They have given up 84 points in the last three games and 100 for the season. You just can not give up 27 points to the Buffalo Bills to a QB making his debut. Last week, it was essentially a lost cause going up against a Rams offense that has been unstoppable in their 4-0 start. This defense needs to come at Carson Wentz and make him move around outside the pocket, which he hasn’t looked as good at since coming back from the torn ACL in Week 3. It will be intriguing to see what offensive coordinator John DeFilippo dials up against his former team. If anyone knows a bit about the Eagles and what Wentz may be dialing up, it’s the QB coach from the Eagles Super Bowl championship team last season.

None of the Eagles four games have been all too pretty this season. They should be happy being 2-2 at this point, although losing in OT after blowing a 17-3 lead against the Titans is a tough pill to swallow. They could also be 0-4. Every one of their games has been decided by six points or less. Wentz has continued to get better each week and he got Alshon Jeffery back last week, who finished with 100+ receiving yards for the first time since 2016. Wentz has also found Zach Ertz plenty, reeling in 15 catches for 185 yards in the two games since the franchise QB returned. The Eagles defense has been solid, especially against the run, where they are the best run defense in the NFL thus far. They have yet to allow a 100-yard rushing game from any of the four teams they have faced. They are going up against a team Sunday that has not been able to run the ball effectively, which means we should see Cousins throw the ball 50 times. All signs point to the Eagles being able to pull this one out at home. Wentz is 17-3 at home, including nine straight wins. The Eagles are 17-3 at home since 2016. They also lead the NFL in time of possession, which should keep their defense well rested.