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Eagles suffer a kind of quiet failure as Green Bay wins, 27-13

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.

Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Davante Adams and the Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13 Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

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.

Philadelphia’s Caleb Sturgis kicked field goals of 48 and 50 yards while Green Bay’s Mason Crosby connected from 33 and 32 yards.

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).

Final:

1 2 3 4 T
GB 7 7 3 10 27
PHI 7 3 3 0 13

2016 NFC East Standings

TEAM W L T PCT PF PA
Dallas 10 1 0 .909 316 213
New York 8 3 0 .727 231 213
Washington 6 4 1 .591 280 264
Philadelphia 5 6 0 .455 254 213
FIRST QUARTER GB PHI
TD
9:51
Davante Adams 12 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)
10 plays, 75 yards, 5:09
7 0
TD
3:40
Carson Wentz 1 Yd Run (Caleb Sturgis Kick)
11 plays, 81 yards, 6:11
7 7
SECOND QUARTER GB PHI
TD
14:53
Davante Adams 20 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)
9 plays, 75 yards, 3:47
14 7
FG
0:25
Caleb Sturgis 48 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 69 yards, 3:03
14 10
THIRD QUARTER GB PHI
FG
8:48
Mason Crosby 33 Yd Field Goal
5 plays, 57 yards, 2:32
17 10
FG
5:21
Caleb Sturgis 50 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 43 yards, 3:27
17 13
FOURTH QUARTER GB PHI
TD
13:53
Aaron Ripkowski 1 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)
13 plays, 75 yards, 6:28
24 13
FG
1:57
Mason Crosby 32 Yd Field Goal
17 plays, 78 yards, 8:21
27 13
Matchup
1st Downs 25 20
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
Total Plays 67 58
Total Yards 387 292
Total Drives 8 7
Yards per Play 5.8 5.0
Passing 313 211
Comp-Att 30-39 24-36
Yards per pass 8.0 5.3
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 4-43
Rushing 74 81
Rushing Attempts 28 18
Yards per rush 2.6 4.5
Red Zone (Made-Att) 2-4 1-1
Penalties 7-51 7-42
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 0 0
Possession 35:23 24:37
Philadelphia Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR RTG
Carson Wentz 24/36 254 7.1 0 1 4-43 67.1 75.5
TEAM 24/36 211 7.1 0 1 4-43 75.5
Philadelphia Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Wendell Smallwood 9 37 4.1 0 9
Carson Wentz 4 33 8.3 1 17
Darren Sproles 3 6 2.0 0 3
Bryce Treggs 1 3 3.0 0 3
Kenjon Barner 1 2 2.0 0 2
TEAM 18 81 4.5 1 17
Philadelphia Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LONG TGTS
Dorial Green-Beckham 6 82 13.7 0 24 10
Darren Sproles 5 48 9.6 0 17 7
Jordan Matthews 4 47 11.8 0 20 4
Zach Ertz 3 36 12.0 0 16 6
Bryce Treggs 1 11 11.0 0 11 3
Kenjon Barner 1 10 10.0 0 10 1
Wendell Smallwood 1 10 10.0 0 10 1
Trey Burton 3 10 3.3 0 9 4
TEAM 24 254 10.6 0 24 36
Philadelphia Defense
TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
Jordan Hicks 8 6 0 0 0 1 0
Malcolm Jenkins 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
Nigel Bradham 7 5 0 1 0 0 0
Leodis McKelvin 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Jaylen Watkins 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Vinny Curry 5 4 0 1 0 1 0
Brandon Graham 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
Jalen Mills 3 3 0 0 2 0 0
Rodney McLeod 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nolan Carroll II 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Connor Barwin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Maragos 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mychal Kendricks 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Najee Goode 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dorial Green-Beckham 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fletcher Cox 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Smith II 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beau Allen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 58 44 0 3 2 2 0
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