Ex-Eagle Sam Bradford not about to lament trade to Vikings now

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You can stream the game on NFL Sunday Ticket (subscription needed) if you are not in those areas. The Vikings, fresh off a week 6 bye, look poised to remain undefeated as Sam Bradford faces off against Carson Wentz and the team he started 14 games for last season. The Eagles has the edge 3-0 in playoff games. The running game has picked up its pace a bit, but the Vikings are still averaging a paltry 2.5 yards a carry.

"Initially, I was a little shocked", said Pederson, referring to the trade that was made four days after the Vikings lost Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury in practice.

The return on the deal couldn't have better so far, with Bradford leading the National Football League with a 70.4 completion percentage, ranking second with a 109.8 passer rating, and taking his first 249 snaps without a turnover.

"I think this team has a chance to be pretty special", Zimmer said.

Lincoln Financial Field is the site of this week's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. Bradford has thrown for 990 yards to go with six touchdowns and zero interceptions.

VIKINGS hope newly signed veteran OT Jake Long, who played with QB Bradford in St. Louis, will help depleted O-line that has still managed to hold its own (only 8 sacks allowed for 66 yards in losses). "I've tried to watch as much as possible".

Wentz and Eagles started off with three quick wins and the former QB from NDSU was the talk of the league. Though he has exceeded expectations so far, Wentz has also shown his inexperience.

Ex-Eagle Sam Bradford not about to lament trade to Vikings now
Ex-Eagle Sam Bradford not about to lament trade to Vikings now

Bradford clearly knows the Eagles' defensive personnel and scheme, having played against the defense throughout training camp. So who has the advantage? "We're very grateful that we've been given the opportunity to share the facility, with a top-two team in rugby in the world to see what their world's like", Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "He obviously knows a lot about us. It'll be fun to get to play against him".

On the offense, Philly is averaging 27.0 points and 338.8 yards per game. DT Fletcher Cox has seven sacks in past five home games. Vaitai had an terrible debut against the Redskins, allowing two sacks and several pressures that disrupted the offense's rhythm.

But coach Doug Pederson is not anxious that a trend is developing with his rookie quarterback. Ryan Mathews needs more than 11 snaps, and the Eagles would be smart to go to him early. Even before the bye week, both starting tackles were on Injured Reserve.

The big storyline all week has been the return of Sam Bradford to Philadelphia, where he spent the 2015 season and most of the 2016 offseason. For now, T.J. Clemmings remains at left tackle and Jeremiah Sirles is the right tackle.

Bradford told Philadelphia reporters that he isn't surprised about the success that the rookie Wentz has experienced to this point in the season. If we can do that, then I think the running game will be better, but we've had some second-and-14s or it's third-and-nine because we get a three-yard loss on second down or whatever it is.

While Diggs has been the Vikings' leading receiver, Rudolph is a unsafe component to the team's passing attack. Mychal Kendricks is an outside linebacker for the Eagles. Once this team shuts down the run or contains the run, all of [Vikings head coach Mike] Zimmer's schemes and blitz packages and the young, fast talent they have takes over.

But don't expect a barrage of trash-talking from the soft-spoken brothers. Say the name after me: Ha-la-pou-li-vaa-ti Vai-tai.