(Philadelphia) Jalen Hurts scored two touchdowns from the one-yard line and threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith, and the defending NL champion Philadelphia Eagles beat the Vikings of Minnesota 34-28, Thursday evening.
D’Andre Swift accumulated 175 yards rushing and also scored a touchdown in the Eagles’ victory (2-0).
Hurts, a finalist for the MVP title, recovered well after a difficult first half. He threw a touchdown pass to Smith in the third quarter that put the Eagles up 27-7.
However, this advance was almost not enough.
Kirk Cousins connected with Jordan Addison 62 yards for a touchdown that cut the lead to 27-14 in the fourth quarter. The Vikings (0-2) quarterback then completed a 10-yard pass to KJ Osborn, which made it 27-21 and pushed the Eagles to the brink.
Swift, however, scored a touchdown on a two-yard run to give the Eagles a 34-21 lead with 4:13 remaining, and the Vikings ran out of time to complete the comeback.
The Vikings, who suffered three first-half turnovers in their season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, committed three fumbles in the first half Thursday, and four in total.
The game was decided for the Vikings when Justin Jefferson fumbled the ball out of bounds after catching a 30-yard pass in the end zone, resulting in a safety touchdown while the Vikings were trailing. trailing 10-7 in the second quarter.
Cousins had 364 passing yards and threw four touchdown passes. For his part, Jefferson caught 11 balls for 159 yards.
Hurts completed 18 of 23 passes for 193 yards.