NFL: James Harden watches Eagles stun Minnesota 24-7 as Vikings QB Kirk Cousins throws THREE INTs

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James Harden gets involved as Eagles stun Minnesota 24-7 with Vikings QB Kirk Cousins throwing THREE interceptions as Eagles move to 2-0 behind dominant defense

  • NBA star James Harden seemed to be loving life as the Eagles defeated the Vikes
  • Philadelphia cornerback Darius Slay handed Harden a football following an INT
  • The Eagles defense forced Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins into three interceptions 
  • Slay made two picks, while Vikings WR Justin Jefferson was held to just 48 yards

Darius Slay was feeling himself as the Eagles produced a statement 24-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. 

Slay wheeled away in celebration after his first of two interceptions before handing the ball to NBA star James Harden. 

Harden. one of the leading lights for the hometown 76ers, was in attendance as Slay and Philadelphia shut down a red-hot Vikings offense. 

Darius Slay leaps acrobatically as he dropped a certain pick before making the INT off Kirk Cousins on the next play, for his second interception on the night at Lincoln Financial Field

Jalen Hurts rushed for two touchdowns and he and Slay led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-7 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.   

Hurts completed 26 of 31 passes for 333 yards with an interception and added 57 yards on 11 carries. The Eagles (2-0) never trailed and limited Minnesota to 264 yards of total offense.

Kirk Cousins threw for 221 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions for the Vikings (1-1). After catching nine passes for 184 yards and two scores in Week 1, Justin Jefferson was held to six grabs for 48 yards by Slay and the Eagles.

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden celebrates being gifted the ball after a Slay interception

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden celebrates being gifted the ball after a Slay interception

Vikings QB Cousins had a night to forget at Lincoln Financial Field, throwing three INTs

Vikings QB Cousins had a night to forget at Lincoln Financial Field, throwing three INTs

Philadelphia did most of its damage in the first half, outgaining the Vikings 347 yards to 93 and building a 24-7 lead at the break. Minnesota went three-and-out on four of its five possessions in the half.

The Eagles marched 82 yards on 11 plays on the game’s opening drive, with Hurts completing all five of his passes for 63 yards and scoring on a 3-yard run.

On the first play of the second quarter, Hurts launched a 53-yard touchdown to a wide-open Quez Watkins to put the Eagles up 14-0.

Slay was in sensational form as he and the Eagles defense held Justin Jefferson to just 48 yards

Slay was in sensational form as he and the Eagles defense held Justin Jefferson to just 48 yards

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts threw for 333 yards, completing 26-of-31 with a touchdown and a pick

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts threw for 333 yards, completing 26-of-31 with a touchdown and a pick

The Vikings made it 14-7 on Cousins’ 2-yard pass to Irv Smith Jr. with 9:39 remaining before halftime. Later in the half, Smith dropped what could have been a 63-yard score.

Hurts hustled down the right sideline for a career-best, 26-yard touchdown run with 1:58 left in the half, powering through a tackle at the goal line for 21-7 advantage.

Jake Elliott added a 38-yard field goal for Philadelphia to end the first half.

Slay and running back Miles Sanders celebrate following Slay's first interception of the game

Slay and running back Miles Sanders celebrate following Slay’s first interception of the game

The 10x NBA All-Star watched on as Philadelphia swatted away the in-form Vikings squad

The 10x NBA All-Star watched on as Philadelphia swatted away the in-form Vikings squad

Three Vikings possessions in the scoreless second half ended with Cousins getting picked off deep in Eagles territory.

Slay intercepted a pass near the goal line in the third quarter and one at the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter. Avonte Maddox nabbed the other interception inside the 15-yard line in the third quarter after Minnesota’s Patrick Peterson blocked an Elliott field goal.

Minnesota will look to redeem themselves Sunday when NFC North rivals, Detroit, travel to US Bank Stadium.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia will look to extend its flawless record in the capital vs. the Commanders.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox celebrates after forcing a fumble in the second half on MNF

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox celebrates after forcing a fumble in the second half on MNF

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