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Darius Slay and Eagles torment Vikings offense in blowout win


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The Philadelphia Eagles tormented the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​throughout Monday night’s game and easily cruised to a 24-7 victory.

Darius Slay helped keep the Cousins-to-Justin Jefferson connection at bay. He brilliantly had two interceptions against Cousins ​​in the game. Avonte Maddox had another. Cousins ​​was also sacked twice and groped once, although he was able to win it back.

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay intercepts a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Philadelphia .
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Slay finished with five passes defended and two tackles. Maddox added eight tackles and one pass defensed. TJ Edwards led the team with 10 tackles. Fletcher Cox and Josh Sweat each had bags.

Philadelphia received a huge jolt on offense from Jalen Hurts. All three of his touchdowns came in the first half against the Vikings.

He had two touchdowns on the ground and one in the air. He passed 26 of 31 with 333 passing yards and scoring. He also had an interception. Hurts also ran for 57 yards.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) celebrates with teammate safety CJ Gardner-Johnson (23) after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings , on Monday, September 19, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) celebrates with teammate safety CJ Gardner-Johnson (23) after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings , on Monday, September 19, 2022, in Philadelphia.
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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Hurts’ lone touchdown pass went to Quez Watkins, who finished with two catches for 69 yards. Dallas Goedert led the team with five catches for 82 yards. Devonta Smith had seven catches for 70 yards.

Cousins ​​and Vikings couldn’t do much.

Cousins ​​was 27 of 48 with 221 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Irv Smith Jr. He also led the team in rushing yards with 20.

Jefferson, after an incredible game in Week 1, had just six catches for 48 yards. He was targeted 12 times.

The Eagles begin the 2022 regular season with a 2-0 record. NFC East rival New York Giants are also 2-0 to start the season and both teams are top of the division.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Philadelphia.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia will face the Washington Commanders on the road for Week 3.

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The Vikings fell to 1-1 after a decisive win over the Green Bay Packers last week. The team will host the Detroit Lions at their building next week.

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