to Thielen connection NFL Next Gen Stats has been rolling out all kinds of interesting new data and its a great resource when trying to get a better understanding of the opponent. In this case Chuck Bednarik Jersey , the opponent for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles is the Minnesota Vikings. So what does the data tell us about them?Cousins lack of aggression...AGG%: 12.2% (33rd of 35)Air Yards to Sticks: -2.0 (29th of 35)Air Yards: 6.6 (29th of 35)Maybe this is a bad omen considering Marcus Mariota was low in all of these categories coming into last week, but Cousins didnt have a half-numb hand. Instead, hes had a half-existent line that has put him under insane amounts of pressure.I dont blame Cousins for getting the ball out fast and the way the offense is currently constructed, it calls for that to happen. Still, hes going to have to threaten downfield at some point and it seems like this would be the week to do it.On the plus side, and unlike Mariota at the time, he ranks in the top five for xCOMP% differential, which points to the accuracy and anticipation with which hes thrown this year.The least probable of probabilities possible...One play that boosted Cousins xCOMP% differential was his crazy completion to Adam Thielen in the Vikings Week 2 tilt against the Green Bay Packers. You can place some blame on the secondary for allowing this nonsense to happen, but it shows some excellent concentration by Thielen, who was working an out-and-out double move (oh boy).Thielens marketable market share...Im of the opinion that Adam Thielen doesnt get nearly enough love. A technical, nuanced route runner with sneaky sub-4.50 speed, hes been super consistent for the Vikings over the last two years plus and is on pace for the biggest statistical season of his career (40-473-2).An underrated aspect of Thielens game is his ability to stretch defenses vertically and make plays downfield. This year he ranks 5th in NFL for Team Air Yards market share (explained below).Thielen leads the Vikings in big plays as a receiver, hauling in 6 passes over 20+ yards this year. Last year he hauled in a team-leading 20 explosive receptions, 6 more than his cohort Stefon Diggs. Hes not doing it against scrubs either, as evidenced by his torching of Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman last year.If youre noticing a theme to this article, congratulations, you cracked the code. The match-up Im most fascinated with heading into Week 5 is Adam Thielen on Sidney Jones. Thielens slot usage is up nearly 20% from last year as hes spent 65% of his route running snaps operating from that alignment. How Jones fares will tell us a lot about how the secondary fares on Sunday. 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I was there. I know he belongs there , Reid said. You talk about the great players in the National Football League? Five championship games, a Super Bowl? All those things? Good football player. Great football player, and did some things that werent being done at that particular time in a lot of areas. I think the world of him.Eagles Training Camp Practice Notes: The big man makes some big plays - BGNIf youve been keeping up with BGNs practice notes, youll recall that a wide receiver by the name of Carlton Agudosi has been making some highlight plays throughout the offseason. Ive previously referred to the 6-6, 220 pound receiver as the Eagles new version of Ifeanyi Momah. That comparison isnt perfect, though, because Agudosi is actually looking better than Momah. Agudosis size really stood out with the Eagles doing a lot of red zone work today. really excited to see him in action next week. KGH has gone from just being an athlete to being a playmaker. His combination of skill, ability, athleticism, instincts and experience are all closer now than ever before. L.J. Fort, T.J. Edwards and Alex Singleton have all had their good moments, but none of them has consistently stood out. Paul Worrilow has missed time due to injury. If Bradham is healthy and KGH lives up to the summer hype, the LBs will be good. Brown needs to pick his game up. Gerry needs to keep improving. You wont mistake this group for Seth-BE-Willie T. anytime soon, but they could be pretty good.The 35 most intriguing players heading into the 2019 NFL season - The Athletic5. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles Consider the ups and downs of the last two seasons. In 2017, Wentz was a legit MVP candidate before he suffered a knee injury and had to watch Foles lead the Eagles to the franchises first Super Bowl title. Last season, Wentz struggled through a back injury and was sidelined again as Foles rallied the team to the divisional round. This offseason, Wentz received a $128 million contract Womens Tommy McDonald Jersey , and GM Howie Roseman has surrounded him with a tremendous supporting cast. The pieces are in place for him to get back to MVP form, but Wentz has to show he can stay healthy and play better than he did in 2018.With an unshackled Carson Wentz leading the way, do Eagles have NFLs best roster? - CBS SportsI like their quarterback way better than Dallas, he said. I like their culture and their ability to handle expectations. I believe in their coaching. I think theyre, on paper, the best team in that division. Speaking of the quarterback, La Canfora added that a healthy Carson Wentz is reason No. 1 why the Eagles should be considered one of the NFLs top dogs. I think hes an MVP candidate, he said. To see him that first day of camp, how lean he was, it was noticeable ... I think hes sort of unshackled mentally and physically.Players who will score more touchdowns in 2019 - ESPN In$iderCarson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (2018: 0 TDs, OTD: 2.0):