Green Bay Packers v. Eagles: Instant Takeaways & Highlights from Win

The Green Bay Packers move to 9-3 after their win over Philadelphia. Here are your instant takeaways and some highlights from their performance.

It was a slow start for the Green Bay Packers on both sides of the ball, but as the superior team, that changed quickly. Green Bay came away with another win–although it ended up much closer than what it should have. As always, here are my instant takeaways, along with some highlights from their performance.

  • Let’s start with a big congratulations to Aaron Rodgers. This touchdown pass was the 400th of his career, and I can’t think of a more fitting receiver than Davante Adams to haul it in. What a career.

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  • Just when we thought we knew what Matt LaFleur was going to do along the offensive line, he shakes it up once again. I think many of us thought that Jenkins would take over at center in Corey Linsley’s absence, and Runyan would be the LG. But that was only partly true. Wagner was the RT, Turner was the RG, and Patrick moved to LG.
  • Oh, and no matter what configuration the OL is in, they are still really, really good.
  • I have to admit I was a bit concerned about Eagles’ RB Miles Sanders, but this defense was able to contain him for the most part.
  • In addition to Sanders, I was also concerned with how Green Bay would handle the Philly TEs as well as their defensive front, but the Packers were able to contain all three.
  • Mike Pettine has been under a lot of scrutiny this season — and deservedly so — but credit to him tonight, against a struggling offense, he was aggressive. We saw several third-down blitzes, stunts, more press-man, and defenders in the box–although that 4th down TD they gave up in the fourth quarter was ugly.

  • Whether you’re looking at total pressures allowed or sacks per game given up, this Eagles’ OL ranks as the worst in the NFL. And we saw that on full display this Sunday.
  • Carson Wentz looks completely flustered out there. His eyes are dropping, and he was panicking even when there wasn’t pressure–yikes.
  • As far as these two offenses go, the difference in average yards per play tells the whole story. The Packers were over 7, and the Eagles barely eclipsed 4.
  • Aaron Rodgers remains unstoppable in the red zone this season.

  • As I mentioned in the intro, it was an ugly start; the Eagles scored on their opening drive after eating 8 minutes off the clock, and then the Packers go 3 and out.
  • We’ve seen a lot more of Marcedes Lewis in the passing game this season. During 2018 and 2019, he had 23 total targets, this season; he has 15 with four games to go.
  • Another day, another MVS drop.
  • Another day, another Green Bay Packers’ special teams blunder.
  • It was tough sledding on the ground for Aaron Jones tonight, a lot of hard-earned yards. He runs so hard.
  • What else is there to say about Davante Adams? My goodness, and he topped 1,000 receiving yards on the season tonight as well.
  • And I guess all Big Bob Tonyan does is catch touchdowns. Tonight he hauled in number eight on the season.
  • ANOTHER Darnell Savage interception. His third in the last two games.
  • I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love Matt LaFleur’s aggressiveness on 4th downs.
  • The Green Bay Packers got after the QB and 2 players that really stood out was Rashan Gary once again and Kingsley Keke early on.
  • Aaron Jones. Dagger.

  • I love watching Kamal Martin fly around the football field. In the blink of an eye, he finds himself in the backfield.
  • The Packers’ 3rd down defense was very good again.
  • 9-3. A trip to Detroit awaits Green Bay.