Vikings and Eagles Take NFL Wins

October 16, 2017 by

Vikings Back in Hunt after Beating Bears 

Minnesota Vikings fans were hoping for great things from quarterback Sam Bradford this week, when he started in his first NFL game in a month against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. What they got instead was an unimpressive four sackings and 5-11 for 36 yards, and a first-half performance only. At half-time the Vikings were 3-2 ahead, but Bradford was out, with a possible return of his knee injury.

In the second half, back-up QB Case Keenum put some fire into the Vikings, while his rookie opposite number, Mitch Trubisky, struggled to stay consistent for the Bears. The Vikings came away with a 20-17 win, leaving them 3-2 overall this season. The two sides’ positions in the NFC North division remain unchanged: the Vikings are third and the Bears, on 1-4, fourth.

However, the win was enough to propel the Vikings into seventh place on the NFC ladder, so they’re contenders to take a wild card berth in the playoffs, if they can unseat the Atlanta Falcons or the Detroit Lions. The Minnesota team will be looking to strengthen that challenge with a win against the 4-1 NFC North leaders, the Green Bay Packers, this Sunday. If they pull it off, they’ll reward risk-taking online punters: the Vikings are being offered at $2.40, with the Packers fancied at $1.62.

Panthers Roll Over for Eagles

Week 6 of the season kicked off with Thursday Night Football in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Panthers hosted the Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams were on 4-1 atop their respective divisions, NFC South and NFC East, and although they ended the first quarter tied, from then on it was all Eagles.

Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz put in a stellar performance; despite the vaunted Panthers’ defense, he threw a total of 222 yards and three touchdowns. The subsequent 28-23 win keeps the Eagles at the top of the NFC ladder on 5-1.

The Panthers, now on 4-2, could lose the top spot in NFC South to the 3-1 Atlanta Falcons, if the Falcons keep winning. The Panthers will play the Bears next Sunday, while the Eagles host the Washington Redskins the following Monday.

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