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3 Stats that Stood Out: Vikings at Eagles

The Vikings suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, a 21-10 decision claimed by the Eagles, in Philadelphia.

Here are three stats that stood out:

3 Vikings turnovers in Eagles territory in the first half

The Vikings offense had protected the ball all season but committed its first three turnovers of the year in one half, including two inside the Philadelphia 20-yard line. Sam Bradford was intercepted in the end zone and suffered two lost fumbles during sacks in the game's first 30 minutes.

Bradford was 3-of-8 passing for 17 yards, and the Vikings had two rushes for 1 net yard on 10 offensive snaps on the Eagles side of midfield.

In the second half, Bradford was 10-of-10 for 98 yards with a touchdown, and the Vikings rushed six times for 17 yards on plays in Eagles territory, but it wasn't enough of a rally.

52.4 passer rating by Carson Wentz

The Vikings defense didn't record a sack of Carson Wentz but did appear to affect the rookie similar to other quarterbacks this season. Wentz completed 16 of 28 passes (57.1 percent) for 138 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a rating of 52.4.

Wentz is the fourth straight quarterback that has been held to a passer rating below 64 by Minnesota, which leads the league by limiting opponents to a passer rating of 63.7 this season.

The Eagles, meanwhile, limited Bradford to a rating of 71.6, his lowest in a full calendar year (58.7 for Philadelphia at Carolina on Oct. 25, 2015).

View game action images as the Vikings take on the Eagles on Sunday.

0 kickoff return attempts

Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis was able to record a touchback on each of his five kickoffs, keeping the ball away from dynamic returner Cordarrelle Patterson. The Vikings have often benefitted in a road game with a long return on special teams but instead suffered a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Josh Huff that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the game in the second quarter.

Patterson could have helped swing momentum back to the Vikings but never got the opportunity. He led Minnesota with seven catches for 67 yards and a late touchdown on offense.

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