The Vikings never got much going Monday night against the Eagles in a 24-7 loss in Philadelphia.
One week after playing a near-perfect half at home against the Packers, the Vikings opened with a half about as bad — hopefully — as they could.
Philadelphia out-gained Minnesota 223 to 83 on the way to building a 24-7 halftime lead.
The Eagles marched 82 yards easily on their opening drive and added a 53-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts to Quez Watkins to open the second quarter before Minnesota responded
Hurts racked up 151 yards on 8-of-11 passing for a passer rating of 145.1 in the first half.
He also led Philadelphia with 43 yards on four rushes, highlighted by his 26-yard touchdown to make it 21-7 with 1:58 remaining.
Minnesota dialed up a deep pass to Irv Smith, Jr., on second-and-10, but the shot to the tight end fell incomplete as one of several drops by Vikings pass catchers on the night.
The horrendous start got a little more cosmetic in the third quarter
Minnesota moved the ball into scoring territory, but Kirk Cousins was intercepted two times to keep points off the board and deny a comeback. Cousins was picked again deep in the e
The Vikings (1-1) will host the Detroit Lions (1-1) at noon (CT) Sunday.