PHILADELPHIA, PA — Are you prepared for some soccer? It’s been just a few years since there was extra than simply uncooked early autumn pleasure and blind hope at Lincoln Financial Field forward of an Eagles dwelling opener. But the daybreak of the 2022-23 season, the second season for the workforce below the helm of quarterback Jalen Hurts and head coach Nick Sirianni, is one thing new solely.
They gained their season opener over Detroit in week one, holding off a late surge from the Lions to win 38-35. They’ll host the Minnesota Vikings in a nationally televised Monday Night Football matchup in week two.
The Birds have accomplished their mini-rebuild swiftly, struggling for just a few seasons that they’d entered as playoff contenders, buying and selling the once-franchise quarterback and Ben Simmons-esque Carson Wentz, firing Super Bowl champion head coach Doug Pederson, and placing their hopes and goals within the arms of the younger and inexperienced Hurts and Sirianni.
2021 noticed the Birds earn a shock playoff spot after ending the season 9-8. They exited in spherical 1, however the offseason was type to them. They traded draft picks for celebrity huge receiver AJ Brown, traded extra picks to maneuver as much as the thirteenth general slot within the draft to land school nationwide champion defensive deal with Jordan Davis, and signed world report holding hurdler and huge out Devon Allen to a three-year contract.
In a steal of a deal simply earlier than the season, in addition they landed Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from New Orleans for a really mild load, after the protection was unable to agree on a contract extension with the Saints.
Between Brown, second year star receiver DeVonta Smith, Hurts, and working again Miles Sanders, the Birds have a potently combined air and floor assault that was on full show in week one. They’ll want all cylinders to fireplace to maintain up Monday evening with a Vikings workforce that has climbed to 7th in NFL.com’s Power Rankings after week one. Minnesota upset a strong Green Bay workforce to begin the season, 23-7.
The Birds revamped secondary can have its arms full Monday evening, towards a Minnesota offense spearheaded by MVP favourite celebrity wideout Justin Jefferson.
The sport will air at 8:30 p.m. Monday evening on ABC.