The Vikings struggled to prevent separation on defense

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The Minnesota Vikings lost a brutal game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night by a score of 24-7.

There were a lot of reasons that the Vikings lost the game but arguably the main one was how the defense struggled in coverage.

The defense is designed to give the offense layups and making them beat you with those while not allowing the deep play. Unfortunately for the Vikings, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was hitting them with ease only missing on five of his 31 pass attempts.

One of the reasons why things were so easy for Hurts was the separation they had from the defenders. The Vikings were an elephant away from the receiver. Yes, a literal elephant.

The increasingly frustrating part of it all was the fact that defensive coordinator Ed Donatell didn’t make any major adjustments to try and stop the Eagles passing game. Hopefully, next week will see some improvements.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire