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Jalen Hurts accounts for 3 TDs as Eagles pound Vikings

Field Level Media
20 Sep 2022, 13:40 GMT+10

Jalen Hurts rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another and Darius Slay had two interceptions to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-7 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

Hurts completed 26 of 31 passes for 333 yards with an interception and added 57 yards on 11 carries. The Eagles (2-0) never trailed and limited Minnesota to 264 yards of total offense.

Kirk Cousins threw for 221 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions for the Vikings (1-1). After catching nine passes for 184 yards and two scores in Week 1, Justin Jefferson was held to six grabs for 48 yards by Slay and the Eagles.

Philadelphia did most of its damage in the first half, outgaining the Vikings 347 yards to 93 and building a 24-7 lead at the break. Minnesota went three-and-out on four of its five possessions in the half.

The Eagles marched 82 yards on 11 plays on the game's opening drive, with Hurts completing all five of his passes for 63 yards and scoring on a 3-yard run.

On the first play of the second quarter, Hurts launched a 53-yard touchdown to a wide-open Quez Watkins to put the Eagles up 14-0.

The Vikings made it 14-7 on Cousins' 2-yard pass to Irv Smith Jr. with 9:39 remaining before halftime. Later in the half, Smith dropped what could have been a 63-yard score.

Hurts hustled down the right sideline for a career-best, 26-yard touchdown run with 1:58 left in the half, powering through a tackle at the goal line for 21-7 advantage.

Jake Elliott added a 38-yard field goal for Philadelphia to end the first half.

Three Vikings possessions in the scoreless second half ended with Cousins getting picked off deep in Eagles territory.

Slay intercepted a pass near the goal line in the third quarter and one at the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter. Avonte Maddox nabbed the other interception inside the 15-yard line in the third quarter after Minnesota's Patrick Peterson blocked an Elliott field goal.

--Field Level Media

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