The Philadelphia Eagles were firing on all cylinders as the Minnesota Vikings struggled to find their offense on Monday night.
In the third quarter, down 24-7, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins lined up on second-and-10 in Eagle territory. He threw the ball downfield in the direction of Pro Bowler Justin Jefferson, who was waiting in the left corner of the end zone. The throw missed the 23-year-old receiver and instead landed in the hands of Eagles cornerback Darius Slay.
The 10-year veteran returned it for 19 yards. After being released by center Garrett Bradbury, Slay ran across midcourt to a sideline and gave the ball to NBA star James Harden. Harden signed a two-year, $68.6 million contract this offseason to remain with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Earlier in the game, Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell commented on the 31-year-old Slay’s rise to star receiver competition.
“It looks like they got Slay on him, which is going to be a good matchup for him,” he said in an interview on the live telecast after the first quarter.
slaughter – He is in his first season as the captain of the Eagles team. – Kidnapped Cousins in the end zone again in the fourth quarter.
Slay 2, Jefferson 0.