September 19, 2021

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Vikings Success on Eagles 3rd-and-Shorts Proves…

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Vikings Success on Eagles 3rd-and-Shorts Proves...

The Eagles go with 12 personnel (running back Jordan Howard, tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert) and receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, and the Vikings counter with their base defense, with Eric Wilson in at linebacker for Ben Gedeon, who was inactive.

Multiple Vikings communicate before the snap. Xavier Rhodes caps the end of the formation outside of Everson Griffen, and Eric Kendricks shifts his alignment slightly to his left.

The Eagles run a crossing motion with Agholor, but Carson Wentz instead hands off to Howard.

Linval Joseph takes on center Jason Kelce and right guard Brandon Brooks, moving both to Joseph’s left. This creates a wide avenue for Kendricks, almost as if he’s a running back with Joseph as a fullback.

Left guard Isaac Seumalo, who is blocking Shamar Stephen 1-on-1, sees Kendricks and tries to slow him down but is unsuccessful. Kendricks zips through through, and Stephen advances after Seumalo’s attempt to go after Kendricks.

Rhodes comes flying in from around the edge unblocked to converge on Howard with Kendricks and Stephen for no gain.

Q1, 0:08 remaining — Third-and-3 at the Philadelphia 44

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