Eagles pull Carson Wentz and find cohesion but fall short, 30-16 in Packer land. All Eagle fans eagerly wait for the NFL schedule with tongues wagging, they get their Sharpies and circle what they believe to be Eagle sure wins.
Every season the Birds drop a game that leaves us scratching our heads but, weeks later, pull off a victory that no one expected. With a Sunday excursion to Lambeau field, hardcore fans had hoped the Eagles (3-8-1) could pull off the upset over the red hot Green Bay Packers (9-3).
A sluggish start that was highlighted by the Packer QB, Aaron Rodgers (25-34 for 295 yards and his 400th Career TD) saw Philadelphia looking up from a deficit despite going up, 3-0. The Eagles were plagued by another abysmal Carson Wentz (6 of 15 for 79 yards) with 41 yards on a Dallas Goedert (5 catches for 66 yards ) reception.
Following the season-long script, the Philadelphia offense struggled to the point that Head Coach, Doug Pederson finally pulled the trigger on Hurts. History was made with the hook being the first quarterback replacement for any Eagles team in 12 seasons since Andy Reid pulled Donovan McNabb for Kevin Kolb.
Rookie Jalen Hurts (5 of 12 for 109) entered and made an impact when he registered his first NFL touchdown on a 32 yard hook up to Greg Ward on a 4th and 8 play. Green Bay would go 3 and out which resulted in a 73-yard punt return by Jalen Reagor that got it within one score. That got Philly to a 23–16 disadvantage. Jake Elliott missed the extra point to add to the intrigue.
Aaron Jones (15-130) broke off a 77-yard jaunt to seal the deal. For the Packers, Davante Adams piled up 121 yards on just 10 carries and a pair of scores while Jones added to his 77 yards with 130 yards on 15 touches.
With the Giants victory over Seattle, the Eagles now have an even bigger uphill road to navigate if they want to see the playoffs in person.
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