-Jordan Hicks was all over the field, leading all players with 11 tackles, including 8 solo. He also tacked on two tackles for losses, with one of them being a sack, and batted two passes down.
-Rodney McLeod was another one of the main defensive catalysts, collecting seven solo tackles, forcing Sam Bradford to fumble once, and becoming the first person to intercept Sam Bradford all season.
-Josh Huff, as you can see above, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. This was the tipping point of the game, waking the Eagles up after a very slow first quarter. Huff and the entire special teams unit have done a great job throughout this year.
-Connor Barwin pressured Bradford all day. He finished with four tackles, including a strip sack of Bradford, and didn't let Bradford settle into a rhythm all day long.
-The receiving corps as a whole. Huff led the team with 4 catches and 39 yards, which is absolutely pitiful. This team needs a bona fide number one receiver like a fat kid needs cake, and if/when they get one, this offense will be an absolute force.
-Ryan Mathews had an overall mediocre game, rushing 14 times for 56 yards. That's not why he fell into the bad category, though. He lost a fumble with less than five minutes remaining in the game for the second time in three weeks. Luckily for him, it didn't cost the team anything this time, but he still needs to clean it up.
-Sam Bradford turned the ball over approximately 1000 times. Okay, maybe not 1000, but he did throw his first interception of the year and fumble four times, losing the ball twice. With that being said, however, he didn't have much help. The Vikings' offensive line was missing both of their starting tackles due to injury, and it showed. The Eagles took full advantage, and the Viking backups got bullied all day long.
-Carson Wentz, who had been fantastic about keeping the ball in the Eagles' hands all year, turned the ball over three times in the first half. He posted the first two-interception game of his career. However, Wentz also showed off flashes of what made Eagles fans fall in love with him so quickly this year, making positive plays out of what seemed like sure losses on a few occasions.
-Jason Kelce made Wentz' life difficult a few times due to poor snaps in the shotgun formation. Kelce has had a rough go about it this year, and I'm hoping he'll turn it around sooner rather than later.
-This was the first game in NFL history with a halftime score of 11-3. Nothing really that wild, but interesting nonetheless.
-The Eagles sacked Bradford 6 times, while the Vikings were unable to take down Wentz. I would not have guessed that in a million tries if you asked me how that would turn out before the game.
-Going into the game, the Vikings and Eagles were ranked first and second in the NFL respectively in turnovers, with the Vikings only giving the ball away once and the Eagles turning it over twice. Both teams committed four turnovers, which leaves the Vikings tied for second place and the Eagles tied for seventh.
Six days until the Eagles' Sunday night showdown against the Cowboys. That game is going to be awesome, and hopefully Wentz will go out on a national stage and prove that he's better than Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott. Until then, Fly Eagles Fly.