Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: 2013 Game 9
Unfiltered game day blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
There’s really only one thing that matters in this game – can the Packers find a way to win games with Seneca Wallace in place of Aaron Rodgers?
Clay Matthews hurries back to try to give the defense and the Packers an emotional boost. His OLB bookend, Nick Perry also makes it back this week.
Nick Foles threw seven touchdown passes last week. He did a great job of going through his progressions because he had time to. Packers can’t allow that to happen this week.
Tonight’s captains for the Packers: – David Bakhtiari, Brad Jones, Chris Banjo
Inactives for today:
Green Bay Packers
10 WR Chris Harper
12 QB Aaron Rodgers
25 CB James Nixon
55 LB Andy Mulumba
78 T Derek Sherrod
93 DE Josh Boyd
98 DE C.J. Wilson
7 QB Michael Vick
24 CB Bradley Fletcher
39 RB Matthew Tucker
54 LB Jake Knott
64 T Matt Tobin
67 T Dennis Kelly
89 WR B.J. Cunningham
Panic when Rodgers went down?: You really don’t have time for that. He told me on the sidelines they just want to take a picture. It happened at end of series, so the transition was as smooth as it can possibly be. You have a chance to warm your backup QB up and get him in there to start the next series.
Adjustments when Rodgers went down: Last week was particularly tough because of where we are as an offense with Aaron Rodgers and the responsibility we put on to our quarterback. Ad dto that our injuries on the perimeter – it was a big adjustment. With a week of preparation, we’ll be much more ready today.
Eagles uptempo offense: – It’s a challenge. I thought our opponents team did am great job replicating it this week in practice. Just have to make sure you have the right defensive sets and not get caught by surprise.
Nick Foles: H can really throw – has always been impressive. Our defense has a big challenge – More importantly we have to go attack them.
Lesean McCoy: Dynamic, elusive. visiion is exceptional. he;s not worried about theb first guy, he;s already ebaten him
Eagles receivers: – A very talented group – a full compliment of deep threats, intermediate threats…
Eagles defense: young, talented, we think they’re going to load up against us for the run. We’ve been able to run with a dynamic quarterback, now Seneca’s in there… They’re going to play us differently
Field position: It will be very important – you’re talking about an explosive offense, so there will be up and down moments. We expect that, but we have a talented team and expect to win today.
Packers vs. Eagles – First Impressions – First Half:
Datone Jones coming on… Gets a big sack on the first series, which Buck and Aikman credit to Mike Neal…
Run blocking looking good early on with Lang back in and Barclay back at tackle for Newhouse.
On occasion, Lacy’s patience works to his detriment. Fine when you’re behind a wall of blockers, but when you’re one-on-one with a defender, he who hesitates is lost.
The Crosby “doink” is back!
Clay Matthews obviously held on the TD where the Packers screwed up a sure interception by Burnett fighting Tramon for the ball.
So Seneca Wallace gets hurt on the last play of the Packers first possession? I have this incredible feeling of Deja Vu.
Burnett having one of those days. Already…
Datone with another sack – and a rather comical sack dance…
Score at end of 1st quarter: PHI 7 GB 0
Without any logic behind it, I feel better with Tolzein in there over Wallace. #Packers
More than ever, Packers offense has to play mistake and penalty free. What drives they can muster have to result in points…
Packers offense is going to need a bunch of plays like that sideline catch by Boykin (even though he was really out of bounds and Eagles didn’t challenge).
Eureka moment – having a real running back threat even makes the Kuhn dive successful!
Killer of an interception in the end zone – a real killer. Packers will need every point today and they’ve blown 10 already. Lucky to be only down 7.
Evan Dietrich Smith is now out – Lang moves to center, Barclay to guard, Newhouse in at tackle.
Packers move the ball well again, Crosby misses again.
That’s 13 potential points the Packers have squandered.
Hayward down and holding his hamstring – unbelievable!
CM# called for roughing the passer (head & neck area). There was absolutely nothing wrong with the nature of Matthews’ hit on Foles, but it was definitely late. He needs to be smarter than that.
I always rail against taking downfield shots in the wrong situations. This game, I don’t care. Take as many as you want..
Score at end of 1st half: PHI 10 GB 3
Packers vs. Eagles – First Impressions – Second Half:
Packers have squandered 13 points in the first half. Yet only down 7.This game is FAR from lost. It would sure help if the D could cause a turnover, however…
Since suffering through an awful first game this season, Jarrett Boykin has turned into Mr. Reliable for the #Packers.
Both Hayward and Dietrich-Smith will not return today…
Illegal touching… of course… nullifies potential Special Teams TD…
So twice, the Packers have two defenders on a single receiver and give up a long TD. This should not happen at the NFL level… Terrible job tracking the ball…
These referees are pretty awful – missing some pretty obvious things – for both teams. I suppose that evens out…
Oh Tramon…. where have you gone?
Packers drive again and this time manage to punch in the TD. Bostick with his first TD.
Packers defense continue to give up large chunks of yardage. They’re right back in field goal range.
And a blown coverage. Nobody on Riley Cooper. Burnett’s deep safety help non-existent – burnt toast.
Packers offense has done more than enough. I defended the D last week, but hugely disappointed in the defensive performance today. They let everyone down…
Score at end of 3rd quarter: PHI 27 GB 10
Packers get a huge break as McCarthy challenges the Foles sack/fumble and Packers get the ball at the 13 yard line. Huge!
Now on 4th and four, McCarthy challenges an incomplete call on a potential Nelson TD on 4th down with 9 minutes left. They don’t win this one. Also huge – in the wrong direction…
Packers get zero points out of the fumble recovery, but I fully agree with the Packers going for it on 4th down.
Philly now running McCoy every play. get 2 first downs. Packers D needs to step up and make a stop.
Third and seven, Packers blitz but Eagles have the perfect play called – a screen. As it is, Brad Jones could have stopped it for a loss but missed the tackle.
After keeping a close eye on Brad Jones today, I can comfortably say I want to see more of Jamari Lattimore.
Philly eating up the clock like Chicago did last week – now in Packers territory. Eventually they take the victory formation.
Tolzein and the Packers offense fought like hell. Defense, especially the secondary played like fools…
Final Score: PHI 27 GB 13
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