Going into Week 7, the Minnesota Vikings are to put their unblemished 5-0 record at stake when they face the Philadelphia Eagles. Aside from the matchups, headlines this week will focus on how quarterback Sam Bradford faces his former team with Carson Wentz calling the snaps.
After losing starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a preseason injury, the Vikings did what was necessary. They traded a future first round pick and a fourth-round pick to the Eagles to get the services of Bradford. The trade was necessary to save the season for the Vikings and it surely paid off.
The Vikings are the only team in the NFL that is unbeaten while the Eagles started their campaign with a 3-0 count before taking back-to-back setbacks. But the intriguing matchup will be how well Bradford knows the Eagles’ defense that he would be able to make them pay for trading him up.
Bradford has shown that he can easily adapt to a team’s system the way he adapted with the Vikings since given a week to study their plays. He has shown that he can find open teammates and proved that the Vikings could depend on him. Bradford has completed 88 of 125 passes (70.4 percent) for 990 yards and six touchdowns for a passer rating of 109.7.
With the way things are going to the Vikings, odds sharks give them a -2.5 off while the Eagles get a +2.5 rate in betting odds. But despite the favorable odds in their favor, odds Shark still gives the Eagles the prediction to stage an upset against the visitors this Sunday.
According to Delawareonline.com Eagles coach Doug Pederson is not worried if Bradford knows their plays. Pederson stated that if there is one person who should worry about their play it is Bradford himself.
“One guy has my entire playbook,” Pederson said defiantly, before adding: “He’s got to worry about getting himself ready to play, too.”
Pederson added that he will not change anything going into their game against the Vikings This Sunday. He also lauded Bradford for his understanding of the game and knows he will be a valuable asset to the team. The Eagles will just have one void at defensive tackle Bennie Logan will miss the game due to a left groin strain.
Week 7 will be an interesting week for NFL, especially it will feature the Vikings visiting the Eagles. Aside from matchups, it will also see how well the trade for both teams affects the outcome of the game. Watch the Vikings play the Eagles on Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT via live stream from NFL Game Pass.
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