The Philadelphia Eagles did everything possible and pulled out all of the tricks to keep pace with a high-flying Minnesota Vikings offense on Sunday.
Down 24-10 late in the second quarter, that included running a fake field goal with kicker Jake Elliott attempting a pass on fourth down. Said fake did not go swimmingly.
What in the world was that? We’re not going to blame Elliott. After all, he’s a kicker. But if the Eagles were going to go for it, why not let the actual quarterback throw the ball?
In the end, Everson Griffen came away with the interception on a pass intended for Dallas Goedert.
Minnesota headed into the half up two touchdowns in a game that has seen the team’s offense dominate a lackluster Eagles defense.
This one miscue might end up playing a huge role in the outcome of the game.