Eagles Beat Packers On Thursday Night Football

Billy Woods | September 27th, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Green Bay Packers 34-27 on Thursday Night Football behind three passing touchdowns from Carson Wentz and two rushing touchdowns from Jordan Howard.

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The Packers scored first with an Aaron Jones three-yard touchdown run, ending a short drive that lasted just over two minutes.

The action drastically increased in the second quarter, with the two teams combining for 34 total points. Mason Crosby nailed a 30-yard field goal at the start of the quarter, following an eight-minute drive.

Great field position granted the Eagles plenty of scoring opportunities, which the offense took advantage of. The Eagles first scoring drive only took over two minutes, covering 34 yards, with the first touchdown from the Eagles being a six-yard strike from Wentz to Alshon Jeffery.

Jeffery finished the night with 38 receiving yards and one touchdown. With the excellent field position, Wentz posted a low stat line, only passing for 160 yards and three touchdowns.

After another Crosby field goal, the Eagles rattled off two straight touchdowns in a two-minute stretch towards the end of the half. The first being a three-yard touchdown pass from Wentz to Dallas Goedert and the second being a one-yard touchdown run by Jordan Howard less than two minutes later. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Packers stomped down the field and scored before the end of the half, when Rodgers found Geronimo Allison for a 19-yard touchdown pass.

The second half remained exciting between the two teams, but the scoring drastically decreased. The Eagles struck first when Wentz found Howard for a 20-yard catch and run touchdown pass. Howard finished with 87 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 28 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. The former Chicago Bears running back is having a nice bounce back season with the Packers.

Before the end of the third quarter, Rodgers hit Jimmy Graham for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Rodgers played brilliantly throughout the night, passing for 422 yards and two touchdowns. Rodgers also led the Packers in rushing with 46 yards.

The final score of the game came early in the fourth quarter, when Howard put the Eagles ahead 34-27 with a two-yard touchdown run. The Packers were in the red zone in the final minute, but Rodgers threw his only interception of the match to end the game. His main target throughout the night was Davante Adams, who finished with 180 receiving yards on 10 receptions.

The 2-2 Eagles will host the 0-3 New York Jets next Sunday, while the 3-1 Packers travel to Dallas to face the 3-0 Cowboys. Both the Eagles and Packers are in play to win their division, both of which will be a close race.

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