They started well and won with a 24-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings to improve to 2-0 on the year.

It was one of two regular season games scheduled in Week 2, and the Eagles took advantage of the opportunity to have their home opener on national television.

The offense looked like a huge bust thanks to the play from Jalen Hurts,

the defense bounced back from an impressive performance against Detroit in Week 1 to defeat a talented Vikings offense.

Hurts was nearly perfect in the first half — calling it the best half of his career might be an understatement.

He completed 17 of 20 passes before the break and showed the kind of anticipation, precision and determination that will determine if he is the long-term answer to the Eagles' position.

"It was a great performance from him," Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said after the game. “Obviously the running game and the passing game.

Even on two of his three first-half incompletions, Hurts made good decisions and put the ball where it was supposed to be.

One was a big pass to Dallas Goedert on a breakaway drive when Goedert put two hands on the ball before being knocked down on a terrible

play by Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler. The other was a pass to AJ Brown who dropped a bit as Brown used the Vikings defensive back.

The completions were even more impressive for Hurts, who finished 26-for-31 for 333 yards, one touchdown, and one interception that bounced off Kenneth Gainwell’s hands.

To be able to come out here and perform at a high level as a team, that’s big for us,” Hurts said. “... Hell of a game tonight, but there’s still a hell of a lot to learn from.

Against Detroit, Hurts played well against a blitz system that often used man coverage.

Sirianni and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen deserve credit for the offensive storyline that was brought to life as the offense racked up 486 yards.

It's also important to note that the Vikings' ethos is similar to that of Vic Fangio's impression of the Eagles during training camp.

Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and his unit caught the ire of fans after a leaky performance against the Lions, but they rebounded nicely against the Vikings.