The struggling Philadelphia Eagles (3-7-1, 1-4 away) are in Wisconsin to take on the first-place Green Bay Packers (8-3, 4-1 home) in an NFC divisional contest. This will be the only scheduled meeting between the two teams this season, with the Eagles winning 34-27 in Week 4 last season. Kickoff is set for 4:25 P.M. Eastern at Lambeau Field. The Packers are a nine-point favorite.
What to Know – Philadelphia Eagles
Playing on a short week, the Eagles are looking to end a three-game losing streak against one of the league’s top teams. The Eagles hosted the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, falling 23-17 in a game whose final score was boosted by an Eagles touchdown with 12 seconds to play.
Carson Wentz continued to struggle, and couldn’t get things going for the Eagles offense against one of the league’s worst defensive units. Wentz completed just 25-of-45 passes for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and his league-leading 15th interception.
Wentz led the Eagles in rushing, carrying the ball five times for 42 yards. The trio of Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Corey Clement combined for just 28 yards on the ground behind nine carries.
Tight end Dallas Goedert led the Eagles in receiving for the second consecutive contest, catching seven passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Goedert has found the endzone in three of the seven games he’s played in this season.
What to Know – Green Bay Packers
The Packers took care of business at home against their rival the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football last week. Green Bay took a 41-10 lead into the fourth quarter before letting off the gas and allowing the Bears to score twice before the final whistle for a 41-25 triumph.
Aaron Rodgers continues to play arguably the best football of his career, completing 21-of-29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns. The veteran has tossed 33 touchdown passes on the season to just four interceptions.
The duo of Aaron Jones (17 carries, 90 yards) and Jamaal Williams (17 carries, 73 yards, one touchdown) accounted for 163 of the 182 total yards rushing for the Packers. Green Bay’s rushing total was the most given up by the Bears defense this season.
Tight end Robert Tonyan hauled in five passes for a team-high 67 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. Star receiver Davante Adams tallied six receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown, his sixth-straight game with a touchdown reception.
The Pick is In
Philadelphia should be able to move the ball against a shaky Green Bay secondary, and they will need to if they want to keep up with one of the league’s top offenses. Last season in their win over the Packers, the Eagles pounded the ball to the tune of 176 yards on the ground.
With the offensive line banged up, don’t expect the same results in 2020. Philadelphia is in a must-win situation, so they don’t fall too far behind in the wild NFC East standings. While they may not pull out the victory, expect them to keep it close.
The Pick: Philadelphia Eagles (+9).