We came back and tried to find a way to win this game and just came up short.
Through the ups and downs of the first five games, the Vikings golden gloved receiver has been the teams brightest star.
To make this situation even more hard to deal with, Ajayi is in the middle of the final year of his contract, meaning the Eagles could be in a hard position this offseason when it comes to determining whether it's worth bringing him back for another year.
The Eagles and Vikings are meeting in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field today. The Vikings' defense stiffened, though, moving the Eagles back 10 yards and forcing them to punt. They were 2 for 9 on third down. Turnovers took points off the board for the Eagles and in the case of a fumble return for a touchdown, gave the Vikings points directly off a turnover. Two plays later, Cousins hit Adam Thielen with a 3-yard scoring play and a Vikings' commanding 17-3 halftime lead.
A win over the Eagles on Sunday didn't banish all of them - Dan Bailey is out here missing chip shots after all - but the Vikings did enough, cobbling together a 23-21 road win over the defending champs. His last touch was a 6-yard grab early in the fourth quarter that was called back by penalty, but he appeared normal after the play. "I thought that was very impressive to play the game that they played". Smallwood later stretched out for a 2-point conversion to make it 20-14. Weatherly popped the ball up and it landed in Joseph's hands. Linval Joseph was there to pluck the ball from the air and rumble 64 yards for a touchdown and 10-3 Vikings' lead with 4:12 left in the half.
The veteran back also fumbled at Minnesota's 5-yard line to end a promising drive in the second half, acknowledging that that result somewhat squanders his argument.
Graham and Michael Bennett each registered two hits on the quarterback.
Without Cook, the Vikings rushed for 77 yards on 23 attempts. Ajayi had eight of those carries for 29 yards.