According to ESPN's NFL Matchup, opposing quarterbacks are getting the ball out quickly against the Eagles, the secondary isn't covering and the numbers reflect it.
The Eagles showed slight improvements from their performance last week against the Titans, but it was not enough to secure a win. "It's not just the o-line, it's not just me, it's not just the backs". In the last two games, including Sunday's game against the Vikings, Wentz has been sacked 12 times and fumbled three times. That kick made up for two Bailey misses in the first half, from 28 and 45 yards. Turnovers took points off the board for the Eagles and in the case of a fumble return for a touchdown, gave the Vikings points directly off a turnover. He rushed for 1,924 yards and nine touchdowns in 31 games with Miami before he was traded to the Eagles In October 2017.
It didn't end up working out for the Eagles.
Cornerback Ronald Darby's tackle on Roc Thomas for a 1-yard loss at the Eagles' 27 in the second quarter.
Eric Kendricks forced Jay Ajayi to fumble at the Vikings 5 on the first drive of the third quarter. Seumalo got first crack at the job and looked bad on the Eagles' first drive, getting pushed back into Wentz's lap on all three pass attempts. On first-and-ten for Philadelphia, Viking defensive end Stephen Weatherly sliced inside through the Eagles' right tackle and hit Carson Wentz like a truck, causing the football to jump out of the pocket like a kernel of popcorn hitting just the right temperature in the pan. Cornerback Jalen Mills got beat on a double move, which was a constant theme throughout the game.
It's added up to a 2-3 start for the Eagles after they lost 23-21 to the Minnesota Vikings before nearly 70,000 restless fans at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Cardinals and Redskins at home, the Rams on the road before the torn-up knee - those were merely the greatest days and nights of a season in which Wentz, through 13 games, was the NFL's best player.
The Eagles have placed the 25-year-old running back on injured reserve, the team announced Monday.
Despite not having solid protection from the offensive line, Wentz still did everything in his power to try to get the Eagles a win. We're playing like we're a young, rookie team, and we're not.
Kirk Cousins looked sharp again, throwing for 301 yards and a touchdown with a season-high 81.08 completion percentage and a 109.6 passer rating. On the Eagles' first touchdown drive of the game, he threw for 50 yards and found Smallwood for a 12-yard touchdown reception.
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.