Dave Weinberg’s Eagles-Packers 2-Minute Drill
Here is a quick look at the Eagles loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Eagles' best number: 73 (length of Jalen Reagor's punt return for a TD)
Eagles' worst number:: 77 (length of Aaron Jones' TD run)
View from my living room:
I put my standup paddleboard away for the winter this afternoon. That was even more depressing than the game.
1. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (295 passing yards, 3 TDs)
2. Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (10 receptions, 121 yards, 2 TDs)
3. Reagor (punt return for TD)
The Eagles were trailing 23-16 late in the fourth quarter and needed a defensive stop to have a chance of at least tying the game. Jones ended the comeback with his 77-yard dash to the end zone in which he broke five tackles.
Eagles' best play
Reagor supplied a much-needed spark with his punt return. It was the third-longest punt return for a TD by a rookie in Eagles' history, trailing Damaris Johnson's 98-yarder at Dallas in 2012 and Ernie Steele's 80-yarder at Chicago in 1942.
Eagles' worst play
Jones' TD was a back-breaker. Rookies Jalen Hurts and Reagor had helped rally the team. The defense let the team down when it was needed the most.
Did you notice?
First the obvious. Hurts replaced Wentz in the third quarter and played the rest of the game. ... Jason Peters struggled again at right guard before leaving with a foot injury. Nate Herbig replaced him. ... Defensive end Brandon Graham played in his 155th game for the Eagles, tying former defensive end Trent Cole for the most games played by a defensive lineman. ... Cornerback Darius Slay struggled for the second straight game before leaving with a leg injury. ... Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his 400th career TD pass. ... Place-kicker Jake Elliott missed an extra point for the second straight game.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson, on benching Wentz: "I just felt like we needed a spark, something to go our way, so I went with Jalen."
Rodgers, on reaching the milestone: "It means a lot. A lot of these milestones are due to longevity, but there is also some consistency involved."
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