The game wasn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but there’s lots of things to be happy about. First, Philadelphia has a stout defensive line but we ran the ball effectively. Next, our passing game was prolific, thanks to the offensive line and Cousins throws to Diggs and Adam Thielen. Thirdly, the defense gave up some yards and Philadelphia made a comeback, but the defense made the big plays (turnovers, sacks and stops on 4th down) when it was needed. I wish these Vikings would’ve shown up against the Packers and Bears. We’d be leading the division if that had happened.
— Gary Gross
Had the Vikings lost this game, we’d be talking about how much football there’s left to be played and the fact that Sunday’s game was just 1/16th of the schedule. So since we won the game, it’s important to keep those same lessons in mind. The most important game is the next game on the schedule, and for the Vikings that is a date with the Detroit Lions. The Vikings are 0-2 in the division and could use this win, so they’ll be back to work on Monday trying to devise a plan to win their third game in a row. With all of that said, there’s no doubt this win is a confidence-builder and it serves as a sign that this team has the football character and talent to win big games. On to Detroit!