Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski had his best game Sunday in confounding the Eagles defense.

Scoggins: Vikings' Stefanski makes his mark with masterful game plan

Vikings players deserve credit for feasting on an Eagles defense that had vulnerable areas, but offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski's plan was a winner by being both creative and aggressive.

Pass protection set up Cousins for big plays throughout win over Eagles

October 14
Pass protection set up Cousins for big plays throughout win over Eagles
Kirk Cousins was sacked just once and hit four times on Sunday, while pursuing an approach the Vikings often haven’t tried in their passing game this season.

Pro Bowl pace? More games like Sunday's could get Kendricks that honor

October 14
Eric Kendricks, right, and Mackensie Alexander combined to sack Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday.
The veteran linebacker had 10 tackles, a split sack, two pass deflections and a forced fumble in the 38-20 victory over the Eagles.

Eagles linebacker rips Cousins before game, dodges questions afterward

October 14
Zach Brown made headlines last week for calling Kirk Cousins the “weakest part” of the Vikings offense, but didn't want to say much about his smack-talk after the Eagles' 38-20 loss. And then on Monday, he got released.

Fly, Vikings, fly: Diggs big as Vikings follow script to smack Eagles

October 14
Stefon Diggs caught three touchdown passes, including plays of 62 and 51 yards in a 2 1/2-minute span, as the Vikings jumped to an early lead and crushed a Philadelphia comeback attempt with more offense.
Vikings
October 14
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looked downfield for a pass in the third quarter against the Eagles on Sunday.

Vikings offensive line provides Cousins enough time to look deep

The Vikings' pass protection was praised after the QB able to find targets downfield against the Eagles.
Vikings
October 14
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looked downfield for a pass in the third quarter.

Podcast: Did Vikings, Cousins find their stride in win over Eagles?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Chip Scoggins discuss the major takeaways from the Vikings' 38-20 win against the Eagles.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) dodged the tackle by Seattle Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead (35) for a 45 yard run in the first hal
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Vikings
October 14
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Mike Zimmer says Stefon Diggs plays with 'a lot of emotion'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says they changed things up on defense against the Eagles to try to make things 'cloudy' for quarterback Carson Wentz.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 5 1 0 .833 142 115 3-1 2-0
    Minnesota 4 2 0 .667 150 93 3-0 1-2
    Chicago 3 2 0 .600 87 69 1-1 2-1
    Detroit 2 2 1 .500 119 118 1-1 1-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 128 122 3-0 2-1
    Carolina 4 2 0 .667 166 133 1-2 3-0
    Tampa Bay 2 4 0 .333 173 185 0-3 2-1
    Atlanta 1 5 0 .167 135 186 1-1 0-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 3 3 0 .500 153 114 2-1 1-2
    Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 161 149 2-1 1-2
    NY Giants 2 4 0 .333 111 160 1-2 1-2
    Washington 1 5 0 .167 90 167 0-3 1-2
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 5 0 0 1.000 147 64 2-0 3-0
    Seattle 5 1 0 .833 165 146 2-1 3-0
    Los Angeles 3 3 0 .500 153 154 1-2 2-1
    Arizona 2 3 1 .417 134 171 1-2 1-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 4 2 0 .667 184 140 2-1 2-1
    Cleveland 2 4 0 .333 120 154 0-3 2-1
    Pittsburgh 2 4 0 .333 123 131 1-2 1-2
    Cincinnati 0 6 0 .000 97 159 0-2 0-4
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 4 2 0 .667 162 134 2-1 2-1
    Indianapolis 3 2 0 .600 113 115 1-1 2-1
    Jacksonville 2 4 0 .333 117 131 1-2 1-2
    Tennessee 2 4 0 .333 98 92 0-2 2-2
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 6 0 0 1.000 190 48 3-0 3-0
    Buffalo 4 1 0 .800 90 70 1-1 3-0
    NY Jets 1 4 0 .200 63 123 1-2 0-2
    Miami 0 5 0 .000 42 180 0-4 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 4 2 0 .667 172 144 1-2 3-0
    Oakland 3 2 0 .600 103 123 2-1 1-1
    Denver 2 4 0 .333 106 106 1-2 1-2
    Los Angeles 2 4 0 .333 120 118 1-3 1-1
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 1374
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 583
    A. Mattison MIN 252
    K. Cousins MIN 40
    A. Abdullah MIN 34
    M. Boone MIN 28
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 420
    A. Thielen MIN 366
    D. Cook MIN 213
    O. Johnson MIN 94
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 93
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 49
    H. Smith MIN 34
    D. Hunter MIN 31
    A. Harris MIN 28
    X. Rhodes MIN 28
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 2
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    E. Griffen MIN 1
    H. Smith MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    E. Griffen MIN 3.0
    L. Joseph MIN 2.0
    E. Wilson MIN 2.0
    (3) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Ryan ATL 2011
    D. Prescott DAL 1883
    J. Winston TB 1771
    J. Goff LAR 1727
    R. Wilson SEA 1704
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 618
    D. Cook MIN 583
    C. Carson SEA 504
    E. Elliott DAL 491
    M. Breida SF 376
  • Receiving Yards
    C. Godwin TB 662
    M. Thomas NO 632
    C. Kupp LAR 522
    A. Cooper DAL 515
    A. Hooper ATL 480
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Hicks ARI 62
    L. Kuechly CAR 62
    B. Martinez GB 60
    D. Campbell ATL 57
    B. Wagner SEA 57
  • Interceptions
    J. Bradberry CAR 3
    Q. Dunbar WAS 3
    J. Jenkins NYG 3
    H. Clinton-Dix CHI 2
    (15) Players 2
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 9.0
    P. Smith GB 7.0
    M. Addison CAR 6.5
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    (2) Players 6.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Mahomes KC 2104
    P. Rivers LAC 1785
    T. Brady NE 1743
    A. Dalton CIN 1647
    D. Watson HOU 1644
  • Rushing Yards
    N. Chubb CLE 607
    L. Fournette JAX 584
    M. Mack IND 470
    L. Jackson BAL 460
    J. Jacobs OAK 430
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Chark Jr. JAX 528
    K. Allen LAC 503
    T. Kelce KC 497
    C. Sutton DEN 477
    J. Edelman NE 449
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Schobert CLE 62
    D. Bush PIT 52
    N. Vigil CIN 51
    S. Williams CIN 49
    T. Davis Sr. LAC 48
  • Interceptions
    D. McCourty NE 4
    K. Byard TEN 3
    J. Collins Sr. NE 3
    D. Bush PIT 2
    (9) Players 2
  • Sacks
    M. Garrett CLE 9.0
    W. Mercilus HOU 5.0
    J. Collins Sr. NE 4.5
    B. Mayowa OAK 4.5
    (7) Players 4.0
  • Sunday, October 13
    Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 26, F Houston 31, Kansas City 24, F Minnesota 38, Philadelphia 20, F
    Baltimore 23, Cincinnati 17, F Seattle 32, Cleveland 28, F New Orleans 13, Jacksonville 6, F
    Washington 17, Miami 16, F Arizona 34, Atlanta 33, F San Francisco 20, Los Angeles 7, F
    Denver 16, Tennessee 0, F NY Jets 24, Dallas 22, F Pittsburgh 24, Los Angeles 17, F
  • Thursday, October 17
    Kansas City @ Denver
  • Sunday, October 20
    Oakland @ Green Bay San Francisco @ Washington Arizona @ NY Giants
    Houston @ Indianapolis Minnesota @ Detroit Jacksonville @ Cincinnati
    Miami @ Buffalo Los Angeles @ Atlanta Los Angeles @ Tennessee
    Baltimore @ Seattle New Orleans @ Chicago Philadelphia @ Dallas
  • Monday, October 21
    New England @ NY Jets
Vikings
October 14
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer

Hartman: Vikings showcase offensive balance in thumping Eagles

When the Vikings revamped their offensive coaching staff in the offseason, they had to envision the kind of game they played Sunday in beating Philadelphia.
Vikings
October 14
Kirk Cousins completed a pass over Eagles linebacker Nate Gerry (47) in the third quarter Sunday.

Cousins uses 'aggressive, creative' plan to conquer Eagles, ignore noise

After leading his team to a victory in New York, Kirk Cousins on Sunday had a 138.4 passer rating vs. Philadelphia.
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Vikings
October 14
Eric Kendricks celebrated after he brought down Eagles running back Jordan Howard in the third quarter.

Kendricks made the key play ... in fact, a whole bunch of them

The Eagles on Sunday were ready for a comeback at U.S. Bank Stadium, but the Vikings held and changed the tone of the game. Linebacker Eric Kendricks had a lot to do with that
Vikings
October 14
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs faked a pass in the third quarter as Eagles defenders Fletcher Cox and Nate Gerry (47) chased him.

Souhan: Cure for an uncommon 'cold?' A hot game for Diggs

Stefon Diggs had more receiving yards Sunday afternoon than in any other two games this season. "I have been waiting patiently, preparing," he said.
Vikings
October 13

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Vikings
October 13
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins talked with Philadelphia quarterback Nate Sudfeld at the end of Sunday's game.

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Vikings
October 13
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter celebrated a sack in the fourth quarter.

Hunter's sack keeps him on fast track in NFL history

Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter has the most sacks (46) of any player younger than 25.
Vikings
October 13
Vikings rookie Alexander Mattison hurdled Eagles safety Rodney McLeod in the fourth quarter during a 35-yard run, his longest of the season.

Five takeaways from Sunday's Vikings-Eagles game

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October 13

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Vikings
October 13

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October 13

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Vikings
October 13

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Vikings
October 13
Cousins: 'It was an aggressive, creative game plan'

Cousins: 'It was an aggressive, creative game plan'

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in Minnesota's 38-20 win over Philadelphia.
Vikings
October 13
Zimmer: 'It's protection first'

Zimmer: 'It's protection first'

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says the offense protected quarterback Kirk Cousins well so he could make plays that enabled Minnesota to overcome the Eagles.
Vikings
October 13
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs blew a kiss to the fans after catching his third touchdown of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Diggs capitalizes on opportunities

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs had three touchdowns in Minnesota's 38-20 win over Philadelphia, and after a couple of controversial weeks with trade rumors circulating and being seemingly dissatisfied with the offense, he seemed more comfortable than ever.
Vikings
October 13
Cook says Vikings knew Eagles would try to stop the run

Cook says Vikings knew Eagles would try to stop the run

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says Minnesota was prepared for Philadelphia's efforts to try and shut down their rushing game, but the Eagles fell short losing 38-20.
Vikings
October 13
Thielen says Eagles victory was total team win

Thielen says Eagles victory was total team win

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was pleased with Minnesota's performance on both sides of the ball in their 38-20 win over Philadelphia.

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