Vikings Postgame Report: The Vikings Drop Their Thursday Night Matchup In Philadelphia 34-28, Shift Their Attention To The Chargers | PHI | Week 2

Welcome back to the Week 2 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report. The Vikings falter in their Thursday Night Football matchup in Philadelphia, 34-28.  Costly turnovers reared their ugly head for a second straight week and the Vikings couldn't overcome the -3 turnover differential once again. After a wild first half, the Eagles found success running the ball and controlling the time of possession at almost a two-to-one margin. D'Andre Swift ran for 175 yards on the ground and the Eagles outpaced the Vikings 259 to 28. The Vikings fought to get back into the game and hit T.J. Hockenson for a second touchdown with 1:10 left in the game, but it proved to be too little, too late. The Vikings 364-yard aerial attack kept them alive, but it was not enough to secure a victory. Cousins finished the game 31-of-44 passing and threw 4 touchdowns. Rookie Jordan Addison joined Percy Harvin and Sammy White as the only 2 receiving rookies to have consecutive touchdowns in their first two games as a Viking.  Justin Jefferson had another record-breaking night with 11 receptions for 159 yards receiving. He joins Lance Alworth as the fastest receivers to cross the 5,000-yard receiving mark, doing so in only 52 games. Defensively, the Vikings put pressure on Jalen Hurts, sacking him four times. OLB Danielle Hunter had a hat trick while Ivan Pace Jr. and Harrison Phillips shared the other. Safety Theo Jackson picked off Hurts in the 2nd Quarter for the lone Vikings interception of the night.  The Vikings now shift their attention to the L.A. Chargers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 24th. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the missteps that led to the loss, the patterns that are starting to emerge, the shifting Offensive Line, and the adjustments needed during the 'mini-bye week.'  Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell and Kirk Cousins both spoke to the media at the postgame press conference. All of this and more is in the 2023 Week 2 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.

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