The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a bye week as still the lone unbeaten team. They now face the team that helped them get to this point so far in the season, the Philadelphia Eagles. Less than a week before the 2016 NFL season kicked off, the Eagles traded their starting QB Sam Bradford to the Vikings for a first-round pick in 2017 and a fourth-round pick in 2018. Now seven weeks later Bradford returns to Philadelphia as one of the hottest QBs in the league. Since starting for the Vikings, Bradford has thrown 6 TDs, for 990 yards and zero turnovers for a 109.7 QB rating. Will Bradford get revenge in Philly?
After starting 3-0, the Eagles have now lost two in a row, bringing them to a 3-2 record.Things do not get any better as they face the only undefeated team in the league Sunday and the league’s 2nd ranked defense. The first five QBs the Vikings had faced wereMarcus Mariota, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Eli Manning, and Brock Osweiler. Those five had some of the worst games of their career against the Vikings defense. Now with rookie Carson Wentz facing this elite defense and coming off of two straight losses, this is the biggest game of his early career so far.
Both teams have relied on their defenses so far this season, with the Vikings being ranked2 nd overall and the Eagles ranked 6th overall defensively. This game will come down to whichever team’s defense is more dominant through four quarters. With the Vikings coming off of a bye week, the Eagles have a tough task against them. The Vikings have too much confidence and faith in themselves to be knocked down right now. Bradford and the Vikings will come into Philly and welcome Wentz to the NFL the right way by beating the Eagles 23-13.