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    In continuing our look at this Sunday’s contest at Lincoln Financial Field between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles Youth Kyle Rudolph Jersey , we have once again called on Bleeding Green Nation lead blogger Brandon Gowton to give us three reasons why he thinks his team will lose. . .yes, lose. . .to the Vikings on Sunday afternoon.I’ve given Brandon three reasons why I think that the Vikings will lose as well, and as soon as they have that posted I will put it on our side over here. Here are the reasons that Brandon has given me as to why the Vikings can pull off what would have to be considered an upset over the Eagles on Sunday.Sorry about the delay here! Got caught up.THREE REASONS WHY THE EAGLES WILL LOSE TO THE VIKINGS1 - The Vikings’ biggest strength is the Eagles’ biggest weakness.The Vikings are quite capable of moving the ball through the air, as evidenced by the fact Minnesota ranks fifth in passing yards per game with 327.2. That’s bad news for an Eagles secondary that’s going through some issues. Eagles starting cornerbacks Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby have been inconsistent at best this season. Now they’re going up against the NFL’s best wide receiver duo in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Not great.It’s not just the corners, though. The Eagles’ secondary is also weak because they’re missing starting safety Rodney McLeod, who was playing well before he had to go on injured reserve. McLeod’s absence forced the Eagles to play 33-year-old Corey Graham, usually a sub-package player for Philly, for 100% of the team’s Week 4 defensive snaps. Even defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz admitted that’s too much. The potential “solution” to not have to rely on Graham as much is moving rookie fourth-round pick Avonte Maddox, who had never played safety in his life until last week Youth Kirk Cousins Jersey , to the back end of the defense. Maddox is athletic enough to play the position but he’s also small (5-9, 183 pounds) and there could be communication issues. Kirk Cousins has always played well against the Eagles. He has a 99.7 passer rating in seven games against Philly. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him have another big day in this matchup. Cousins is one of only two quarterbacks who’s logged a win over the Eagles in Philly since the beginning of the 2016 season. 2 - The Eagles have some offensive line issues. The Eagles have failed to adequately protect Carson Wentz since he returned to the starting lineup in Week 3. Wentz has been hit 18 times and sacked six times in the Eagles’ last two games.Starting left tackle Jason Peters, who turns 37 in January, has been dealing with a quad issue. Left guard Stefen Wisniewski is reportedly being benched for Isaac Seumalo. Seumalo was the one who got benched for struggling early on last year. Center Jason Kelce clearly isn’t 100% as he’s dealing with some kind of knee issue. Right guard Brandon Brooks got banged up in Week 3. Right tackle Lane Johnson was dominant in 2017 but he doesn’t look close to that form right now.As Week 4 showed, Wentz is good enough to put up a strong performance even with less than ideal protection. But it’s hard for him to be completely dominant if he’s not getting adequate protection and that’s the case right now.3 - The Vikings could be more desperate. The Vikings must have a real bad taste in their mouth after losing in the NFC Championship Game by a final score of 38 to 7 earlier this year. They’re going to be hungry to avenge that loss.But even more than that, they just really need this win to keep their hopes alive. The Eagles also really need this win, but the Vikings just might be even more desperate to avoid going 1-3-1.Thanks again to Brandon for this exchange of information on Sunday’s game. Here’s hoping for a good contest, and here’s hoping that Brandon is right and I’m wrong on this one.Friday Open Thread: August 24th, 2018 Good Morning!It’s game day!Yes I know it’s a preseason game but that doesn’t mean I don’t get excited watching our favorite football team in action.We should get a longer look at this years starters as it’s the all important third preseason game鈩?I always cook something on the grill on Vikings game days White Mike Hughes Jersey , tonight we’re having venison burgers with homemade salsa, guacamole, chips, corn on the cob and a salad before kickoff.Also important to the Zylstra Mafia鈩?our guy is getting his first action this preseason.In the meantime, while we’re waiting impatiently for the kickoff of tonight’s game we’ll continue with our daily thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Have another cup of coffee and drop by for some fan wisdom and snark.Around the DN since our last thread:Wludford has his Vikings post training camp thoughts as the Vikings prepare for the regular season.Ted and Di are back with Roughing the Podcast, this is their 50th Podiversary!Chris brings us the news that the Wizard of Brzez does it again with the cap friendly signing of new Vikings safety George Iloka.Chris has another article from Football Outsiders on the Minnesota Vikings receivers, we all know they’re good White Laquon Treadwell Jersey , but where do they work best?Our own Admiral BigGun had a radio spot highlighting the charity work of the Vikings World Order on 1100 AM WFZG, and maybe some tailgating tips slipped in there, give it a listen!Vikings news from other sources:From CB/S Terence Newman is keeping his eyes open entering this 16th season.New Vikings Safety George Iloka is quickly becoming comfortable with the Vikings playbook and his role.Vikings-Seahawks game elements.No injuries on either side!From their lunch break series: The NFC North could be the league’s best division.From 1500espn: Vikings fans shouldn’t Flip out if the offense takes some time to gel.Matthew Coller ponders, “Is it time to be concerned about Pat Elflein?”From the ESPN NFC North Blog Courtney Cronin says new Vikings CB Mike Hughes is ready to make an impact now.We come to today’s media selection: The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly WingAgain, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-This isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie http://www.authenticsminnesotaviking...-rhodes-jersey , please use spoiler tags-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasmWith that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!