Eagles vs. Packers Final Score: Philadelphia dominates the trenches, Aaron Rodgers' great game falls late


The Philadelphia Eagles were able to move to Lambo Field on Thursday night and were angered by the Green Bay Packers, 34-27, and to go 2–2 on the season. Meanwhile, Green Bay suffered their first loss of the season, 3–1 on the year.

The game was close to the final moments when Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay hoped to play extra time to score the goal with 28 seconds left. However, the football steak was not in the cards for the cheesesteak and cheese chiefs, as Rodgers' Marquez was eliminated near the Valladares-Scantling and picked up in the end zone.

After that, Wentz knocked and the clock dropped to zero.

With this game now in the books, let's take a look at some of the great findings of the competition.

Why did the Eagles win?

Philadelphia was able to survive the initial wave of Packers in the first quarter.

In the first quarter, everything was on Green Bay Road when Aaron Rodgers completed his ten passes for 129 yards, going 7–0. The Eagles apparently decided not to cover catch Divant Adams for the majority of that wave, as he gained 107 yards in that first quarter. The offensive, meanwhile, did Philly no favors, as Wentz was a bit inconsistent with his pitches and was a frequent hit to start the game.

But, the Eagles had a strong goal in the Reds forcing a field goal that went down 10–0 only at the beginning of the second quarter.

It was during this time that rookie Miles Sanders hit a 67-yard kickback to provoke Philadelphia to offense and eventually help the board. From there, the Eagles entered three touchdown units in a row to complete the half. Jordan Howard is running for 87 yards and three total touchdowns, which can make a considerable impact on the ground.

For the defense, they were able to make changes in timing and turn but did not break in critical conditions during the competition. One underestimated example of that defensive clutch game was forcing Green Bay. Rodgers had completed one of his touchdown units in the blink of an eye to close the room and had the opportunity to keep the property consistent around the week. Philly took a quick lead in the third quarter, which was crucial to maintain his lead and hurt at the Packers' pace.

Why did the Packers get lost?

Green Bay let Philly pass through his throat. As a team, the Eagles ran for 176 yards in 5.3 yards before the transports. Jordan was a force to renegotiate with Howard, as we reported earlier, especially when they were surprisingly close to the final zone. The Packers had no answer for him or Miles Sanders, who averaged 72 yards per carrying for 6.5 yards.

In addition to not being able to stop the ground game, some questionable decisions were also taken by the Packers coaching staff when they reached the goal line at the end of the game. At the 9:19 mark of the fourth quarter, Green Bay was behind a touchdown and at the Philadelphia yard line. Instead of trying to hit him with runner Aaron Jones, Matt LaFleur's team decided to throw four times in a row and each of those attempts fell incompletely, returning the ball to the Eagles with an advantage. An important part of that failed attempt was that Adams injured his foot earlier on the road and was on the bench while Green Bay tried to win the game.

While Rodger was an important reason he was in the game until the end, the Packers quarterback also had his mistakes. Derek Barnett was able to land him at the end of the first half and this rotation resulted in an Eagles touchdown. Then, his final pass of the night to Marquez Valdes-Scantling ended up in the final zone to lose the game.

This was the play that really started everything for the Eagles. Sanders was able to give Carson Wentz and the rest of Philadelphia a tremendous field status, placing him on the 34-yard line of Green Bay. After five plays, the Eagles found the final zone for the first time in the game and were given new life after barely a first quarter.

It was a tremendous effort by Jeronimo Ellison of Green Bay on the field. Not only did he know that he was exposing himself to great success, but Allison was able to hold on to the football and cover third and 6 and had less than 30 seconds to play in between. In the next play, Allison joins Aaron Rodgers. This time, it was for 19 yards and a touchdown. This driving was awesome,