I’m still trying to figure out what went wrong with the Eagles game plan on Monday night. I do vividly remember the quick passes from Aaron Rodgers getting out of his throwing hand like laser darts. I guess that’s something the Odds Shark computer didn’t have a variable for…I mean, it didn’t seem that the Eagles were playing badly—it’s just that Green Bay played faster and better.
Rodgers had 313 yards passing and Adams had 113 yards receiving to help send Philadelphia (5-6) to its first home loss this season.
Carson Wentz had 254 yards passing, ran for a score and threw an interception. The last-place Eagles are 2-6 since a 3-0 start.
Rodgers came out firing and led the Packers on consecutive touchdown drives to start the game. Rodgers extended the opening drive by running twice for 25 yards and tossed a 12-yard TD pass to Adams for a 7-0 lead.
After the Eagles answered on Wentz’s 1-yard TD run , Rodgers led another 75-yard scoring drive. He threw a perfect 20-yard TD pass to Adams to give the Packers a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. Nolan Carroll had excellent coverage on the play, but Rodgers put the ball in a tight spot and hit Adams in stride in the back of the end zone. Aaron Ripkowski‘s 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter extended Green Bay’s lead to 24-13.
The Eagles had allowed only three touchdowns at home while outscoring opponents 108-38 in their first four games at Lincoln Financial Field. Well, that streak is over.
KEY STATS: The Packers were 10- for-14 on third down and 1- for-1 on fourth. The Eagles had no sacks and no takeaways.Wentz: “We struggled to get in a rhythm and we couldn’t stay on the field.”
BAD THROW: The Eagles drove to Green Bay’s 45 on the first possession of the second half before Wentz badly overthrew Zach Ertz and was intercepted by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix . The turnover led to a field goal for the Packers.
INJURIES: Eagles WR Jordan Matthews injured his right ankle making a twisting catch in the second quarter. He briefly returned to start the third quarter before leaving the game for good. DE Marcus Smith left with a shoulder injury. RG Brandon Brooks was hospitalized with an illness and Isaac Seumalo made his first career start in his place. … Packers LB Clay Matthews left the game with a shoulder injury on Philadelphia’s first drive, but came back.
NEXT UP: The Eagles visit the Bengals (3-7-1).
Davante Adams 12 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)
10 plays, 75 yards, 5:09
Carson Wentz 1 Yd Run (Caleb Sturgis Kick)
11 plays, 81 yards, 6:11
Davante Adams 20 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)
9 plays, 75 yards, 3:47
Caleb Sturgis 48 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 69 yards, 3:03
Mason Crosby 33 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 57 yards, 2:32
Caleb Sturgis 50 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 43 yards, 3:27
Aaron Ripkowski 1 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)
13 plays, 75 yards, 6:28
Mason Crosby 32 Yd Field Goal
17 plays, 78 yards, 8:21
|Passing 1st downs||15||12|
|Rushing 1st downs||7||7|
|1st downs from penalties||3||1|
|3rd down efficiency||10-14||5-11|
|4th down efficiency||1-1||0-1|
|Yards per Play||5.8||5.0|
|Yards per pass||8.0||5.3|
|Yards per rush||2.6||4.5|
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||1-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|Nolan Carroll II||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Marcus Smith II||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|