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NFL: James Harden watches as Eagles stun Minnesota 24-7 as Vikings QB Kirk Cousins ​​throws THREE INTs

Darius Slay was feeling comfortable as the Eagles clinched a 24-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

Slay ceremoniously spun away after his first of two interceptions before handing the ball to NBA star James Harden.

hardening. one of the leaders of the hometown 76ers, was present when Slay and Philadelphia ended a late-breaking Viking offensive.

Jalen Hurts rushed for two touchdowns and he and Slay led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-7 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings Monday night.

Hurts completed 26 of 31 passes for 333 yards with one interception and added 57 yards on 11 carries. The Eagles (2-0) were never behind, limiting Minnesota to 264 yards in total offense.

Kirk Cousins ​​threw for 221 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions for the Vikings (1-1). After Justin Jefferson had nine passes for 184 yards and two points in Week 1, Slay and the Eagles’ Justin Jefferson was pinned on six grabs for 48 yards.

Philadelphia did the most damage in the first half, passing the Vikings for 347 yards on 93 and building a 24-7 lead at the break. Minnesota went three-and-outs on four of its five possessions at halftime.

The Eagles marched 82 yards in 11 games on the game’s opening drive, with Hurts completing all five of his passes for 63 yards and scoring on a 3-yard streak.

In the first game of the second quarter, Hurts launched a 53-yard touchdown on a wide-open Quez Watkins to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead.

The Vikings made it 14-7 on Cousins’ 2-yard pass to Irv Smith Jr. with 9:39 left at halftime. Smith dropped a 63-yard score later in the half.

Hurts rushed down the right touchline for a career-best 26-yard touchdown run with 1:58 at halftime and propelled to a 21-7 advantage through a tackle at the goal line.

Jake Elliott added a 38-yard field goal for Philadelphia to end the first half.

Three Vikings possessions in the scoreless second half ended with Cousins ​​being shot down deep in Eagles territory.

Slay intercepted a pass near the goal line in the third quarter and one in the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter. Avonte Maddox snagged the other interception inside the 15-yard line in the third quarter after Minnesota’s Patrick Peterson blocked an Elliott Field goal.

Minnesota will look to redeem themselves on Sunday when NFC North rivals Detroit travel to US Bank Stadium.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia will look to build on its impeccable record in the capital against the Commanders.

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