Green Bay Packers vs Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Matchups to Watch

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The Green Bay Packers are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in a matchup of two teams that are looking to get some early season success rolling.

The Green Bay Packers (3-0) have a Thursday-night matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2). For them, they get to stay at home after a defensive clinic against the Denver Broncos (0-3). Green Bay will be looking to go 4-0 for the first time since the 2011 season when they started the season 13-0. For the Eagles, they’ve been ravaged by injuries, and they’ll be wanting to get back to .500 before they fall any further behind the Dallas Cowboys (3-0).

After a stretch where they lost five straight games to the Eagles between 2003 and 2006, including the playoffs, Green Bay has now won five of the last six. The one loss came back in 2013 when Aaron Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone, and Scott Tolzien was the quarterback. These two teams last played in 2016, and they are much different now. Back then, Carson Wentz was just a wide-eyed rookie while the Packers were in the midst of a decade of playoff berths.

Tonight, it will be important for both of these teams to win a few key battles, and, with the Green Bay Packers defense playing as well as they have, the offense needs to show up against a depleted Eagles secondary. This Packer team has high hopes, and they’ll need to beat teams like Philadelphia to make their dreams come true. Whichever team wins these matchups will likely leave Lambeau Field with another mark in the win column.