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penalties have turned the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles into a mediocre team.Carson Wentz and the rest of Philadelphia's offense again had trouble converting in the red zone and on third down, even after the defense gave them a perfect opportunity to take a lead.Now the Eagles (2-3) have lost two games in a row for the first time since 2016, which was the previous time they had a losing record."We have to take a hard look in the mirror," Wentz said following a 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game. "Little mistakes are killing us. We're playing like a young, rookie team and we're not."Down 20-3 midway through the third quarter, the Eagles rallied to cut the deficit to 20-14. Then Nigel Bradham recovered a fumble at the Vikings 30 after Roc Thomas dropped a backward pass in the fourth quarter. But another illegal formation penalty followed and Wentz was called for intentional grounding. Coach Doug Pederson elected not to let Jake Elliott try a 58-yarder and the Eagles had to punt."I feel we're where we were two years ago," Wentz said. "I'm confident we'll fix it, but it's frustrating right now."Pederson tried to accept blame for the team's struggles."A lot of self-inflicted wounds. It starts with me. I have to self-examine," Pederson said. "I have to do a better job."Linval Joseph snatched Wentz's fumble out of the air and rumbled the distance to give the Vikings a 10-3 lead in the second quarter. Stephen Weatherly knocked the ball loose and Wentz couldn't recover to catch Joseph from behind after the strip-sack.Kirk Cousins tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen to extend the lead to 17-3 at halftime.The Eagles finally got going on the opening drive of the third quarter, but Eric Kendricks forced Jay Ajayi to fumble at the Vikings 5 and recovered it. Cousins connected deep with Thielen for 68 yards on the next play and the Vikings reached the Eagles 2 before settling for Dan Bailey's 22-yard field goal."I didn't do my job," Ajayi said. "There's no excuse for it."Many of his teammates had a share in the loss.The offensive line is struggling, receivers aren't making plays and the two turnovers were costly. Playing his third game since returning from a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee, Wentz still hasn't found a rhythm after finishing third in NFL MVP voting last season."It's really just beating ourselves," All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson said. "At the same time, we have to be accountable. It starts with me and goes right down the line."Three illegal formation penalties on the receivers were inexcusable."We can't have that Youth Harrison Smith Jersey
," Pederson said.The Eagles haven't scored more than 23 points in the first five games. They were 2 for 9 on third down."We're just tired of hearing it every game," Wendell Smallwood said of the mistakes. "We have to stop doing it to ourselves. We're putting ourselves in bad situations and having to fight harder than we need to. We're just doing a lot of things we don't normally do that you don't see out of a championship team." In a little more than twelve hours, we will be seeing the Minnesota Vikings play their final game before their bye week. They will be hosting their NFC North rivals, the Detroit Lions, at U.S. Bank Stadium, and could use a win to get them into the bye at 5-3-1 in what is shaping up to be a tough NFC North race.The Vikings have never beaten the Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium. If you want to know how to follow along with all of the action as they attempt to change that, we have all that information for you right here.Television InfoThis game will be aired on FOX affiliates across the nation. That means KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities, and the kickoff time will be at noon Central. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Thom Brennaman and Chris “Yes, I am still Rick’s brother” Spielman. If you’re not sure if you’re in the broadcast area for this one, you can check out this coverage map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Lions/Vikings game is shown in blue.If you’re looking for this one on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, point your box at Channel 710.For everyone in the United Kingdom, this one will not be on any of the usual NFL broadcast partners over there, so you’ll have to find something like NFL Game Pass to watch this one. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM UK time.For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will actually be shown live on the American Forces Network! Specifically, it will be on AFN Prime Atlantic Youth Stefon Diggs Jersey
, and kickoff is scheduled for 1800Z. That means a kickoff time of 1900L for everyone in Central Europe, 2230L for fans in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Monday morning for viewers in Japan and Korea.Radio InfoIf you’re not going to be anywhere near a television for this one, you’ll be able to hear the call from Paul Allen and Pete Bercich on the Vikings Radio Network. That link goes to a list of Vikings Radio Network affiliates across the Upper Midwest. See if yours will be carrying the game. There are a couple of other places you can find it online as well, including the TuneIn radio service as well as the KFAN site (if you’re on a desktop or laptop computer only. . .it won’t work on phones or tablets).For those that have satellite radio, you can find the Vikings Radio Network feed on Sirius Channel 83. If you have XM Radio, you can hear the game on XM Channel 225. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.Referee InfoAccording to our friends at Football Zebras, this game will be officiated by Satan himself, Pete Morelli. The last time the Vikings were forced to deal with the worst official in the National Football League was back in Week 2 of last season, as his crew officiated the Vikings’ 26-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.Weather InfoAs you’ve figured by now, the weather won’t affect the game itself since it’s indoors. If you’re planning on engaging in any sort of pre-game fun and festivities, you might not find it very enjoyable. Our friends at WeatherNation are calling for temperatures in the low-to-mid 30s leading up to Sunday’s contest, as well as a “wintry mix” of precipitation. It’s not winter yet, but Sunday will serve as a reminder that it’s right around the corner.Streaming InfoThere are several legal subscription services that are available in order to stream the game legally. Among them are Fubo.tv White Eric Kendricks Jersey
, USTVNow, and Sling TV. If you’re overseas, your best bet is going to be NFL GamePass.Since it has recently been brought up, I want to make it perfectly clear that streams from Reddit or other places are not. . .I repeat, not. . .legal. If you’d like to argue about that, you can argue it somewhere else, because the moderators won’t listen to that garbage. Until Reddit, or anywhere else, has a deal with the National Football League, those streams are illegal and not welcome to be put up on this site. If you want to use them, go find them on your own and don’t be plastering them in the comments section here unless you’d rather not be in the comments of the Game Thread. . .or any other thread. . .here at DN.That should be all of the information you need in order to keep track of all the action from U.S. Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon. We’ll have our Open Thread for the first quarter up about an hour before kickoff or so, and we hope that you’ll join us here for all of the fun!