Upon Further Review: Vikings at Eagles

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Video: We Have Another Controversial Roughing The Passer Call

Perhaps it's asking too much.

A win over the Eagles on Sunday didn't banish all of them - Dan Bailey is out here missing chip shots after all - but the Vikings did enough, cobbling together a 23-21 road win over the defending champs.

Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, and completed 30 of 37 passes to become the first player in National Football League history with at least 30 completions in four consecutive games. He looks like the quarterback he was the season before that, when he was a rookie.

"I was watching on the jumbotron", Joseph said. One of the NFL's most accurate kickers had missed twice from ideal ranges in a game the Vikings needed to win in more ways than one.

"I was proud of the offensive line for only allowing one sack today", Cousins said.

The fastest and surest fix would be for Wentz to finish shaking off any lingering rust. The Vikings used a ton of wide receiver screens, but the Eagles' cornerbacks tackled well - even Ronald Darby. Truth be told, it's hard to decide who or what is.

Against the Titans last Sunday, Wentz was under huge heat and turned the football over in the fourth quarter, thanks to a missed assignment by right tackle Lane Johnson.

Three illegal formation penalties on the receivers were just a part of the slew of mistakes the Eagles made. And a series of injuries major and minor, Wentz's knee among them, has upset the synchronicity and continuity of the offense.

"I do think it meant a lot to them as a defense", Cousins said. On first-and-goal at the Vikings 6, linebacker Eric Kendricks stripped running back Jay Ajayi and recovered the fumble at the 5.

In a league with as much parity as the modern NFL, these shortcomings and mistakes separate a good team - or a great team, as the Eagles were last season - from a mediocre or poor one.

It was the third straight game Stephen Weatherly played in place of Griffen. Maybe it has to be. less magical. They lost because they had the Vikings hand them possession at the Minnesota 30-yard line with 10 minutes left in regulation, on a Kirk Cousins lateral that resulted in a fumble, and the Eagles not only did not score, but they went backward 15 yards.

Ajayi got his first carry on the next drive, a 2-yard gain on the second snap. "I was just telling him to be smart". "Little mistakes like that - kind of the same thing that I really echoed last week after the game-these little mistakes that can sometimes get over looked are just killing us".