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Eagles-Packers Oddities - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Weird things happen when the Packers and Eagles play.
The Hurry Up: Eagles-Packers Preview - JimmyK, Philly.com
On this week's episode of The Hurry Up, Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne join CineSport's Noah Coslov to preview Sunday's Eagles-Packers game.
Scouting the Eagles and Packers - Zach Berman, Inquirer
The Packers are keeping opponents to 94.5 rushing yards per game, which is No. 5 in the NFL. They use a rotating group of defensive linemen that features 337-pound B.J. Raji, 338-pound Ryan Pickett, and 325-pound Johnny Jolly. The Eagles' offensive line has struggled at times this season against bigger bodies, so that matchup will be key. The top run-blockers are on the left side, where tackle Jason Peters and guard Evan Mathis are counted on to open holes for McCoy.
Eagle Eye In The Sky: Packers Preview - Fran Duffy, PE.com
Obviously, the loss of Aaron Rodgers is huge for the Green Bay Packers. He’s one of the best in the league, and is the leader of that team. Still, this squad is far from a pushover without him, and it will take a full team effort in all three phases to leave Lambeau Field with a win on Sunday afternoon. For years, Green Bay (for good reason) has been known as a passing team. Now, an influx of youth at the position and the ability and willingness to stick with the run game has lead to an offense that is second in the entire NFL in running the football, and it all starts with rookie Eddie Lacy.
The Matchup: Eagles Vs. Packers - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Brent Celek’s numbers (17 catches, 241 yards) will not wow anyone, but there’s a reason Kelly has constantly tabbed the veteran tight end as one of the Eagles’ more under-appreciated players: his blocking. Celek credits the coaching staff for working with him on his technique.
Roob's 25 random points: Backwards edition - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
A lot of the talk this week has been on the search for consistency from Foles. Once we see him play consistently at a high level instead of up and down, the thinking goes, we’ll know he’s got a good chance to be the guy moving forward. But Jason Kelce makes a good point when he says that Foles has really only had two bad games in his career -- his first NFL start, when he threw two interceptions against the Redskins, and two Sundays ago against the Cowboys. In the rest of his career, he has 19 touchdowns and two interceptions and has completed 66 percent of his passes. The game has changed, but consider this: Ron Jaworski played 137 games in an Eagles uniform and had five games in which he completed 70 percent of his passes. Foles has played in 13 games and has had three games completing 70 percent of his passes. He’s accurate, he’s productive, he’s tough ... character guy. If he can play well at Lambeau Sunday and then back it up with a good performance against the Redskins going into the bye, it’s going to be really, really difficult to not make the case for Nick Foles, Quarterback of the Future.
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