Hurled Packers

By: Kylan Watson

The Green Bay Packers were battling for their season as they faced a Philadelphia Eagles squad that were looking to make another statement at the expense of another team. Philly was able to pound the Packers with their rushing attack taking a leading role on the road to routing Green Bay 40-33.

The Eagles jumped on the Packers from the opening kickoff, they scored on their opening possession. By running it right down their throats with the duo of Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders. Both combined for 301 yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns. In the first quarter Hurts had 100 rushing yards and Green Bay’s defense had no answers for him. He made the defenders look silly as he shook them off, or used a juke move to break their ankles. Hurts saved a couple of possessions in tonight’s contest with his legs. When Green Bay made the adjustments he connected with Quez Watkins and AJ Brown for two passing touchdowns. When the Eagles have it working in all facets of the game like tonight it doesn’t matter if they faced the defense of the 85 Bears no team on the planet can stop them.  Green Bay was victimized by it tonight, but when you load the box and blitz a quarterback that is developing into a franchise quarterback. Your defensive unit is going to be torched and that’s what Hurts did tonight.

On the team’s performance tonight, “We haven’t played our best game yet… chasing greatness every week!” said Eagles Running Back  Miles Sanders.

The Packers weathered the early storm from the Eagles tonight as they came back from 13 points down to retake the lead thanks to a costly fumble and turnover on down and back-to-back possessions. Rodgers was able to work with a shortened field and connect with Randall Cobb for the go-ahead touchdown. By half-time both teams combined for 47-points, this was the highest scoring game in the NFL this season.

When the Eagles needed it most their defense answered the call as Hassan Reddick, Josh Sweat, and Fletcher Cox got back-to-back-to-back sacks on Aaron Rodgers to keep the Packers at bay and force them to punt the ball. That was the opening the offense needed as they expanded their lead and got enough separation from a Packers squad that gave it their best shot. However, it was not enough to beat the Eagles who debut their all-black uniform for a funeral for the Packers slim playoff hopes.

Next week the Eagles face the Tennessee Titans in one of their steepest tests yet. As they face Derrick Henry who will be licking his chops to face an Eagles run defense that is still failing to limit the rushing attacks of their opponents. Philly will need to do all they can to put enough people in the box to stop Henry and dare an injured Ryan Tannehill to beat you. Additionally, they will also need to get their passing attack going against the weakened Titans secondary who cant stop a cold currently. Next week should be a big afternoon for AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, and the rest of the Eagles receivers. If they want to get their 11th win of the season and keep the number one seed in the loaded NFC Conference.

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