There will be much complaining and moaning and gnashing of teeth Monday morning around here over a roughing-the-passer penalty against the Eagles' Michael Bennett, an infraction that led to the Vikings touchdown and epitomized the ridiculous length to which the NFL and its officials have gone to protect the league's quarterbacks. 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 know the game can get away sometimes and that's how time works and the gameplan and everything", Ajayi said.
"The handsome thing for us is it is a fast turn-around", Wentz shrugged.
"It's amusing because I've seen him miss one kick in practice, and he missed those two early, but there was none bigger (than the 52-yarder) because it put us up two scores", Zimmer said of Bailey. The Vikings used a ton of wide receiver screens, but the Eagles' cornerbacks tackled well - even Ronald Darby. "We can't lose any more games, so we have to get on the road right here".
To make this situation even more hard to deal with, Ajayi is in the middle of the final year of his contract, meaning the Eagles could be in a hard position this offseason when it comes to determining whether it's worth bringing him back for another year.
But just because Wentz is not responsible for all of those differences doesn't mean that he can't counteract the damage they're causing. Unlike the previous week, when the made Marcus Mariota look good, Cousins might have played his best game ever, considering the heat he was under. With more discipline and a few more plays here and there the Eagles can certainly round into form. Maybe it has to be. less magical.
Joseph snatched Wentz's fumble out of the air and rumbled the distance to give the Vikings a 10-3 lead in the second quarter. "I was just telling him to be smart". I looked inside of me, sacked the quarterback, and I think led to us losing the game. "Little mistakes are killing us".
"Credit to Coach Flip for being aggressive as a play caller, giving us a chance", Cousins said. "We have to be hard on ourselves and learn from these mistakes and turn it around fast". Is that burden fair?
There just seems to be one important fact that the Eagles and their fans have seemed to forget-the National Football League didn't stop playing games after the Eagles won.
The Philadelphia Eagles won't have time to dwell on another loss.