Green Bay Packers 27-13 Philadelphia Eagles
By Tom Julian
Last Updated: 29/11/16 8:58am
The Green Bay Packers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 27-13 victory on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. Davante Adams caught two touchdown passes and Aaron Rodgers showed flashes of his MVP calibre performance as Green Bay hold on to slim play-off aspirations.
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Rodgers showed form of old, leading Packers to an away win. Green Bay stay competitive, but end of the season for rookie Wentz and Eagles.
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Davante Adams had two scores and 113 yards from just five receptions. His 50-yard catch, adjusting to take the ball right in the numbers, will certainly make the highlights reel.
Carson Wentz threw the only interception of the game early in the second half, and at the same time lost leading receiver Jordan Matthews. Momentum went with Green Bay, who held off their hosts before extending the lead in the fourth quarter.
Stat of the night
6 - Rodgers has multiple touchdown passes in six straight games. It is the second longest active streak in the NFL.
|GB 7-0 PHI||TD - D. Adams 12 yd pass - A. Rodgers||Extra Point - M. Crosby|
|GB 7-7 PHI||TD - C. Wentz 1 yd rush||Extra Point - C. Sturgis|
|GB 14-7 PHI||TD - D. Adams 20 yd pass - A. Rodgers||Extra Point - M. Crosby|
|GB 14-10 PHI||FG - C. Sturgis 48 yd|
|GB 17-10 PHI||FG - M. Crosby 33 yd|
|GB 17-13 PHI||FG - C. Sturgis 50 yd|
|GB 24-13 PHI||TD - A. Ripkowski 1 yd rush||Extra Point - M. Crosby|
|GB 27-13 PHI||FG - M. Crosby 32 yd|
The Packers scored on their opening possession, Rodgers finding four different receivers as he moved the offence 75 yards in 10 plays, culminating in a 12-yard pass to Adams.
The Eagles hit straight back as Wentz made the most of Dorial Green-Beckham, who had three receptions for 47 yards on their opening drive, before the rookie quarterback finished the drive himself with a one-yard scramble.
Adams added another touchdown at the start of the second quarter, as Rodgers sent a perfectly thrown 20-yard pass into the left hand corner of the end zone with the third-year receiver in tight coverage.
Philadelphia added a 48-yard field goal to make it 14-10 at the half, but it was Wentz's interception on the first drive of the third quarter that gave Green Bay the edge. Looking for Zach Ertz in the red zone, the pass was picked off by safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and the Packers went on to add a field goal in the resulting play.
The Eagles scored a 50 yard field goal to reduce the lead once more, but it was Rodgers who took control of the game, using up the clock on a 6:28, 13-play drive which ended in a one-yard touchdown run for fullback Aaron Ripkowski, the first of his NFL career.
Green Bay then added another field goal late in the fourth quarter, but it was Rodgers' ability to keep his side on the field that was key to this game. The Packers offence was on the field for over 10 minutes longer than their opponents, and the victory keeps Mike McCarthy's slim play-off hopes alive.
It is the final two weeks that will decide the fate of the NFC North as Green Bay host Minnesota on Christmas Eve before a New Year's Day match up with current division leaders Detroit Lions.
A home loss takes Philadelphia out of the running after a positive start to the season saw them jump to a surprise 3-0, before six defeats in their last eight have seen them slide to 5-6 and bottom of an extremely competitive NFC East.