Vikings vs Eagles: Expert Picks, Player Props for Monday Night Football

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Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Miles Sanders.

  • The Vikings take on the Eagles tonight on Monday Night Football.
  • Philadelphia is 1-0 after winning in Detroit, while Minnesota dominated the Packers in Week 1.
  • Sean Koerner breaks down his pick on the spread and favorite player prop.

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Kevin O’Connell is going to bring a more innovative approach to the Vikings offense, which we saw on display in Week 1 when Justin Jefferson obliterated the Packers defense. A lot of that had to do with Jaire Alexander not shadowing Jefferson, and Philadelphia has Darius Slay and James Bradberry to potentially do that.

Offensively, the Eagles match up well against the Vikings, who struggled to defend the run last season and last week against the Packers. The Eagles are a run-heavy team, and an efficient one too, that should be able to exploit that.

Also, Philadelphia now has A.J. Brown to take its passing attack to the next level.

The most likely outcome of this game is that the Eagles win by exactly three points. That we’re giving fewer than that makes Eagles -2.5 the play.

FanDuel Quickslip: Eagles -2.5

Miles Sanders
Over 56.5 Rushing Yards

I like Sanders to go over this prop because I think the Eagles cover and, as I mentioned above, this is a great matchup for their running game. The Vikings ranked 25th in DVOA against the run last season and are 31st after one game against the Packers.

Sanders is an incredibly efficient runner and could clear this with just 12 or 13 carries. Also, he’ll be boosted by the addition of Brown’s presence bringing more attention to the passing game and Jalen Hurts’ rushing ability.

Sanders accounted for 33% of the Eagles’ rush attempts in Week 1. When Philly’s lead was seven points or fewer, he accounted for 44%. Sanders will have a big role when the game is competitive, which should be the case tonight.

I’m projecting him for closer to 61.5.

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