On September 19th. The Minnesota Vikings visit Philadelphia.

This will be the third matchup against the Vikings since the 2018 NFC Conference Championship. Since that game, the Minnesota Vikings have won both rematches. 

10/7/2018 Minnesota 28 – Philadelphia 21

10/13/2019 Minnesota 38 – Philadelphia 20

The Eagles are an entirely different team since these 2 games. They’ve moved on from Doug Peterson and Carson Wentz. And overhauled the defence with big names like Haason Reddick and Jordan Davis. 

The Vikings have remained a similar team. They replaced Stefon Diggs with Justin Jefferson, who Eagles fans know all too well as the pick that got away when they Drafted Jalen Reagor the same year.

 

The Trade

Hilariously, On August 31st Jalen Reagor was traded to… The Minnesota Vikings. The same team who laughed at the Eagles for drafting Jalen Reagor just shipped off two draft picks for the WR bust. However they didn’t trade for Reagor for his 695 Yards and 3 Touchdowns. 

 

No, they wanted Reagor for his… His… His, Special Teams skills? The miserable return game the Eagles had for several years that had Reagor unable to generate ANYTHING besides this 73 yard touchdown against the Packers. 35 Punts returned for 321 Yards and 19 Fair Catches. Eagles fans got to witness muffed punt, after failed return, after lack of skills shown in his college years, with 2 Punt Return Touchdowns on 12 Attempts. 

 

 

Reagor’s Revenge

After his 1st game in Vikings Purple, Reagor had 1 Punt Return for 7 Yards and 4 Special Teams snaps. Maybe the Vikings increase his work load against Philadelphia on Monday. But if his increased workload only sees 2 Punt Returns, the Boos in Philly will be worth Reagor’s return. The ‘Revenge’ will be comical if that’s the entire workload the former first round pick receives. Hopefully Reagor is successful in his return to Philadelphia, because in 2 years with the Eagles, his time was anything but successful.

 

 

Go Birds!

 

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Becker – USA TODAY Sports

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