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Mental mistakes Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey nfl draft , sloppy turnovers and too many penalties have turned the defending champion e 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 Super Bowl Olisaemeka Udoh Jersey ," 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 Garrett Bradbury Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , 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," 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."Vikings complete practice squad by signing Cole Hikutini After the signings on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings had one open spot remaining on their practice squad. They’ve filled that spot with a player that spent his offseason with the team that the Vikings will face in Week 1.Which is totally coincidental Minnesota Vikings Jerseys 2019 , I’m sure.The Vikings have filled the last spot on their practice squad with the signing of tight end Cole Hikutini.Hikutini played his college football at the University of Louisville, and went undrafted after completing his college career in 2017. He signed with the 49ers and spent camp there in 2017 before being released and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted to the Niners’ active roster in October of last year, and had two receptions for 15 yards before going on injured reserve. He was back with the team this past preseason, but was part of the Niners’ final cutdown.The complete Vikings practice squad now looks like this:WR Jeff BadetWR Chad BeebeLB Reshard CliettDT Curtis CothranLB Garret DooleyC Cornelius EdisonG Colby GossettTE Cole HikutiniOT Storm NortonCB Jack TochoIt’s game week, ladies and gentlemen! We’re going to have a lot more on the upcoming matchup with Hikutini’s former team over the course of the next few days.