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There is nothing stopping football anymore, folks. The season got going last Thursday with the Detroit Lions pulling off a one-point upset of the reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs, so expect the unexpected going forward.
Kicking Week 2 off will be a matchup between the Minnesota Vikings (0-1) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) on the second Thursday Night Football of the year. Although the records speak of contrasting results, the Vikings lost their season opener by three points while the Eagles surrendered a 16-point lead and barely hung on to win by five points on Sunday.
Although this matchup isn’t projected to be the highest-scoring affair of the week, the 48.5 over/under ranks second in Week 2, with the Eagles playing at home and entering the contest as the favorites by seven points.
How do the Vikings and Eagles arrive at their TNF matchup?
As mentioned in the introduction, the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles earned opposite results in their first games of the season. The former fell to a surprising Bucs squad led by Baker Mayfield while the latter struggled to fend off the Patriots’ comeback effort but did enough to get the W.
It’s funny because the Vikings were so close to coming back from behind but ultimately failed to capitalize, while the Eagles hit the floor running wildly but spent the last few minutes looking at the clock waiting anxiously for the final whistle.
Even funnier: the Vikings had three players (QB Kirk Cousins, WR Justin Jefferson and TE T.J. Hockenson) inside the top 10 fantasy players at their respective positions while Philadelphia didn’t have a single performer finish even inside the top 15.
Again, Minnesota lost its game, 17-20 and Philadelphia won its matchup, 25-20. Fantasy football in a nutshell.
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