Three of his touchdown passes landed in the hands of Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs on Sunday.
One of the reasons why the money has squarely been on the Eagles is because few people believe in Kirk Cousins when he plays quality opponents.
Facing the Eagles isn't all that bad a proposition, either, as Cousins has a 5-3 career record versus Philly with four 300-plus yard games, including the last two, and 17 touchdowns to five interceptions.
"You never really know how it's going to come out, because you never know what defence you're going to get and what adjustments they're going to make, but as far as like starting fast early, it's always a big thing because you want to hit the ground running", said Diggs, who had 167 yards on seven catches. Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer was noncommittal as to whether Diggs would play last Sunday against the New York Giants. "We stood up here after Week 1 and said, 'We played the game that was called, ' and today we played the game that was called", said Cousins, who attempted only 10 passes against the Falcons.
Cousins not only passed the test he did so by making several impressive passes that gave the Vikings a 24-3 lead in the second quarter before the Eagles began to rally.
Once the ball was snapped, Diggs sprinted off the line, leaving Rasul Douglas in his dust as he cut up field and created almost three yards of separation, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, by the time the pass from Cousins arrived. "That's just what they always do". This time, rather than coming from a current teammate, a former one weighed in on the quarterback's abilities. This week offers the most hard challenge to date for the Vikings' offense considering the Eagles are one of the most stout rushing defenses in the NFL through six weeks of football. The snap to Jake Elliott left the kicker with only one receiver, well-covered tight end Dallas Goedert, and the desperation throw was tipped by Anthony Harris and intercepted by Everson Griffen.
Rasul Douglas now shadowing Adam Thielen, with Sidney Jones struggling. Running back Dalvin Cook has been electric as he's now second in the National Football League with 542 rushing yards.
Since then, the Vikings have won twice by a combined score of 66-30.
Zach Brown had something to say and he wanted everyone to hear it.
Wentz finished 26 for 40 for 306 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
The Eagles beat the Vikings in the 2017 NFC Championship Game as a home underdog, trouncing them 38-7 en route to winning Super Bowl LII (which was played at Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium).