The Vikings and Jets combined to have 14 chances to convert third downs in the first half of Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium.They were unsuccessful on each and every one of those attempts and managed 12 first downs between them in a first half that saw the defenses do most of the impressive work. The Vikings were able to drive for a touchdown on their first possession and they converted a short field into a field goal Cheap Everson Griffen Jersey
, which leaves them up 10-7 at the break.It’s very windy at the game, which may explain some of the difficulties that the two teams have experienced while trying to string together productive drives. It certainly played a role on Dan Bailey missing a field goal late in the second quarter after the Vikings capitalized on another short field.Kirk Cousins is 12-of-23 for 104 yards and has been sacked once over the first 30 minutes. Sam Darnold is 8-of-17 for 86 yards and he hit rookie tight end Chris Herndon for a touchdown for the second week in a row.Neither team has been able to establish a running game to keep their offenses ahead of the sticks and doing so in the second half would give someone a big leg up on a day when it appears points are going to come at a premium.Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles: Key Information and First Quarter Open Thread We are about an hour away from kickoff in Philadelphia between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a pretty significant game for both teams, but it sure would be nice if the Vikings could find a way to pull this one out, wouldn’t it?Here is everything you need to know about today’s contest.Time: Sunday, 7 October, 3:25 PM Central timeLocation: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia Cheap Kyle Rudolph Jersey
, PennsylvaniaTelevision coverage: KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities, and FOX affiliates across the country that you can see on the maps right hereRadio coverage: Vikings Radio Network, Sirius Channel 127, XM Channel 225 (PHI feed)Line: Philadelphia -3, over/under 48.5Prediction: Eagles 31, Vikings 27Three keys1) Try actually playing defense - The Minnesota defense has been getting torched up and down the field against pretty much every team they’ve played this season. There’s too much talent on this defense for them to continue to be this bad, so they need to figure out their issues and start stopping opposing offenses. If they get into a shootout with the Eagles Andrew Sendejo Jersey
, I’m not sure if they can keep up.2) Limit mistakes - The Vikings need to win the turnover battle this week to have any chance of winning. They were very good at taking care of the football in their win over San Francisco, and less so in every game since then. When you’re facing a team the quality of the Eagles, there’s no reason to give them extra opportunities, so Kirk Cousins needs to continue making good decisions and everyone needs to ensure they hold on to the football.3) Keep your focus - I’m sure the Vikings have spent their week being reminded of the last time they played in this stadium. They’re still also dealing with one of their teammates fighting a significant issue. However, they need to do what they can to put all of that in the rear view mirror and concentrate on the task at hand. We can’t see the same sorts of lapses that have plagued this team the past couple of weeks if they want to win this game and turn their season around.Know the Foe: Bleeding Green NationTwitter: Right hereFaceBook: www.facebook.com/TheDailyNorsemanTweets by DailyNorseman As usual, we will have a new Open Thread at the start of each quarter, ladies and gentlemen Cheap Harrison Smith Jersey
, so keep your eyes peeled for that. With that, enjoy the game, folks!SKOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL VIKINGS!!!!