Game Review: Eagles 27, Packers 13
This Eagles went into Lambeau field and came out with a victory that many people when the schedule came out put a big red L next to back in April.
However, games aren't played in April, and the Eagles downed the Packers 27-13 on Sunday in Green Bay. This Eagles win was the most straightforward victory they have had since beating Tampa in week six.
LeSean McCoy rushed 25 times for 155 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's Week 10 win at Green Bay. (Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
LeSean McCoy rushed 25 times for 155 yards and caught one pass for six yards. Nick Foles completed 12-of-18 passes for 228 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Riley Cooper caught three passes for 102 yards with two touchdowns in a dispatching of the Packers team that was hurt by a ton of injuries.
The Eagles gained 415 yards, while the Packers had 396.
Philadelphia did lose a couple of key players in the game as safety Earl Wolff left with a knee injury, left tackle Jason Peters left with a quad injury and inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks left with a knee injury all did not return.
Green Bay couldn't get going on the ground, rookie Eddie Lacy ran the ball 24 times for just 74 yards. The Eagles
The significance: At 5-5, Philadelphia is tied for the best record in the NFC East with four of its final six games to be played at home. The Eagles are now 5-1 on the road this season and have won at least five road games 11 times since 2000.
Play of the game: Foles is credited for the touchdown pass, but it was Riley Cooper's catch that made Philadelphia's second-quarter touchdown pass possible. Cooper recognized a slightly under-thrown ball and made a great adjustment with two defenders in the area. The result: a 45-yard touchdown.
Turning point: After the Packers failed to score from the Eagles' seven-yard line, the Eagles were able to run out the final 9:32 of game time, sealing a key road win.
Player of the game: Foles followed up his seven touchdown day with three more touchdown passes and no picks, but McCoy gets the nod for his 25 carries for 155 yards, helping to run the clock out late in the game.
The good: The Eagles defense has now held its opponents to 21 points or less in each of the last six games. The Eagles held the Packers to 0-4 in the red zone, and have now limited opponents to two touchdowns in their last 10 red zone possessions over the last three games. The Eagles accumulated 204 rushing yards against a Packers team that came into the game ranked fifth in the NFL, allowing just 94.5 yards per game on the ground
The bad: Hard to find much to complain about in a game where Philadelphia punted only twice in the entire game but the Eagles did suffer a couple of key the win. Alan Barbre entered the game at left tackle, replacing Jason Peters. Patrick Chung had to replace rookie Earl Wolff and Najee Goode replaced Mychal Kendricks at linebacker.
The ugly: Jarrett Boykin caught eight passes for 112 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Eagles.
Go figure: DeSean Jackson has 12 career receiving touchdowns of at least 50 yards, including his 55 yard touchdown today, the most in the NFL since entering the league in 2008.
Philadelphia: Earl Wolff left with a knee injury, Jason Peters left with a quad injury and Mychal Kendricks, to a knee injury in the first quarter.