Eagles await unbeaten Vikings, familiar face in Sam Bradford

- When the Eagles were 3-0, the schedule called for a bye. They haven't won since.

Into Philadelphia on Sunday come the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL's only unbeaten team. They are coming off a bye.
 
LIVE COVERAGE of the Vikings in town playing the Eagles at 1pm, here on FOX 29.
 
"I think it's 0-0 now, and we start a new season," says Mike Zimmer, coach of the 5-0 Vikings. "You just forget about what has happened in the past, and we start moving on. So, now it's, for us, I think it's an 11-game season, and we'll see where we're at then."
 
The Eagles won their first three games to start the season but have gone winless since.
 
Where they are at now is the Linc, and the Eagles have looked weak in dropping to 3-2. They were particularly unsightly last week at Washington.
 
But they are 2-0 at home. Among their biggest challenges is slowing down a guy named Sam Bradford, who until just before the regular season was their starting quarterback. Then he was dealt to Minnesota, where he has been superb.
 
"I think it's been a win-win, honestly," Eagles coach Doug Pederson says. "In our case, our first-round (and) second overall pick (Carson Wentz) getting a chance to play this early; getting his feet wet, learning, putting us in a great spot. ... He's played a lot of football. He's getting better every week.
 
"And from their standpoint, they got a good quarterback. He went to a playoff-caliber football team with a tremendous defense."
 
Inactive for the Eagles are WR Bryce Treggs, S Terrence Brooks, CB CJ Smith, OL Josh Andrews, OL Dillon Gordon, OL Isaac Seumalo and DT Bennie Logan. Beau Allen starts for Logan.

 

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