Eagles running back Jay Ajayi has torn ACL

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi has torn ACL

Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury News. After the Eagles loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Ajayi questioned why the team isn't running the ball more.

Thielen made history as the Vikings upstaged Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21. "You can't do that when your team is counting on you".

It wasn't ideal, but the manner in which the Vikings earned their first road win of the season to get to 2-2-1 sets the tone after a tough five weeks.

"We were in great position and we go backward", Wentz said. "Coach Flip emphasized finishing". We talked all week about finish.

The Vikings were able to build a lead and then never trailed due to their defense. Now the Eagles were could go for the win if they held the Vikings.

This 64-yard touchdown run, though both remarkable and entertaining to watch, was not Joseph's sole contribution to the win.

"I got to be a better tackle and do a better job", Johnson said.

"I was proud of the offensive line for only allowing one sack today", Cousins said.

It was actually Joseph who persuaded Cousins to break down the huddle after delivering a pregame speech.

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As a leader you can talk on the pitch, but I have seen leaders who do not necessarily speak. I need to be even more decisive, to score more goals, ' he said .

It's early, but so far, Cousins is giving the Vikings exactly what they were hoping for when they signed him this offseason.

"He's light on his feet", Cousins quipped. We just need to have a complete game. "I'm always looking for athletes". To put that into context, Jets safety Marcus Maye reached a max speed of 18.3 miles per hour on his 104-yard interception return that wasn't a touchdown against the Broncos. Corey Clement hasn't played in the last two because of a quadriceps injury.

"We have to take a real hard look in the mirror".

Thielen has 49 catches this season for 599 yards, the most ever for a Minnesota player after five games. He wasn't very effective on third down (3-for-7 for 40 yards, one sack, just two first downs). That's when Latavius Murray notched 27 of the drive's 55 yards.

The loss of Ajayi, who becomes a free agent after this season, is another major blow for a team that has struggled to score points in its first five games. The Eagles punted and Dan Bailey hit a 52-yard field goal on Minnesota's next possession for a 23-14 lead.

"We're just exhausted of hearing it every game", Wendell Smallwood said of the mistakes.

Despite being down 17-3 at the half, Philadelphia called seven run plays on the first drive of the third quarter and got within the shadow of the goal line - when Ajayi lost a fumble at the Minnesota 5. So, we got one in this afternoon's Eagles-Vikings game.

Darren Sproles has missed the past four games with a hamstring injury. He has missed kicks before and recovered.

"I do think it meant a lot to them as a defense", Cousins said. "For him to make that kick is really why we brought him here".

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