The Eagles played the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night football, starting like the Patriots game. The offense failed to score on the first possession and settled for a field goal.
The defense and special teams forced turnovers, and Jalen Hurts threw his first interception in three series. It took time for the Eagles' running offense to click.
D'Andre Swift excelled without Kenny Gainwell. Swift's 175 rushing yards and shifty play helped the Eagles regain their identity.
Swift averaged 6.3 yards per rush, far outperforming Gainwell the week before.
Swift was smooth, but the Eagles' star was not. Instead, DeVonta Smith had 131 yards and a touchdown on 4 receptions.
Hurts seemed in charge at times, but Brian Flores adjusted on the move against the former MVP runner-up, forcing the Eagles to depend on the ground game.
Jalen Hurts has yet to find his footing for Philly, but the Eagles are 2-0 and can wait.
They performed better than okay defense. The defensive line made Kirk Cousins uncomfortable as the young corners and Darius Slay held up.