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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

The Eagles chances of making the playoffs are slim after losing to the Packers 30-16

Philadelphia- The Eagles are on the verge of being eliminated from playoff contention after being defeated by Green Bay 30-16.

In a game that the Eagles needed to stay in playoff contention in the NFC, Philadelphia used more of an uptempo approach against the Green Bay Packers in the first half. The Eagles drew first blood on a 52-yard field goal made by Jake Elliott in the first to go up 3-0 over Green Bay.

After the field goal, the Eagles did not produce much offense in the first half. They struggled to make it across the 50-yard line. The Eagles' defense did a pretty good job with making sure that the Packers did not have any big plays down the field. With under eight minutes left in the half, Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown lob to Davante Adams on a fourth and goal to take the lead, 7-3.

A breakdown in the Eagles' secondary allowed Rodgers to throw his second touchdown pass of the day. At the end of the half, Philadelphia was in a 14-3 hole.

In the second half, the Eagles faced a nightmare that they could not awake from. On the offensive side, Philadelphia could not get a productive drive started. Wentz did not have much time in the pocket nor could find wide receivers down the field. Defensively the Eagles had trouble stopping the Packers offense.

Rodgers threw his 400 touchdown pass late into the third quarter to break the game open for the Packers, 20-3. With the touchdown, Rodgers became the fastest quarterback to throw 400 touchdowns in NFL history.

In the fourth quarter, the Eagles benched Wentz and put in Jalen Hurts. Hurts threw his first touchdown pass on a fourth and long to cut the Packers' lead, 23-10. The Eagles got back in the game with a 74-yard punt return by Jalen Reagor, but Elliott missed the PAT. The Eagles trailed the Packers 23-16 midway in the quarter.

Green Bay iced the game with a 77 yard rumble by Aaron Jones.

Wentz finished 6 out of 15 for 79 yards.

Hurts finished 5 out of 12 for 109 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception.


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