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The Linc - Can the Packers win without Aaron Rodgers?

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NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 10 - JimmyK,
9) Eagles (4-5)
Tom Brady has attempted 340 passes this season. Nick Foles has attempted 118. They both have 13 TD passes.

Detailed Game Review – PHI 49, OAK 20 - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Now that’s how you end a 2-game losing streak and put an end to your offensive struggles. We’ll have to wait and see if that was a one-game anomaly or if things just started to click. No one expects 49-point games on a regular basis, but this offense has left points on the field all year. At least until Sunday.

Consistency is the goal for Foles - Zach Berman, Inquirer
Foles must demonstrate that his talent is closer to last Sunday's seven-touchdown performance than to his 80-yard effort against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 20. Kelly still needs to see consistency, and how Foles performs Sunday could dictate what the coach does at quarterback beyond this week. "It's the key to playing any position or doing anything you do," Foles said. "You want consistency. You don't want a drastically bad day and then a great day. You fluctuate too much. That's what we always strive for is to be consistent. And a lot of that has to do with preparation."

All-22: Blocking At the Second Level - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Going into last week’s game, the Raiders were the only team in the NFL that hadn’t allowed a run of 20 yards or more. Meanwhile, Bryce Brown’s longest run of the season had only been for 9 yards through the first eight games. But late in the first quarter, Brown found a huge lane up the middle, got outside and picked up 32 yards for the Eagles’ longest run play of the day.

Can the Packers beat the Eagles without Aaron Rodgers? - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Bob McGinn was in the news this week for his unfortunately-timed article "Packers could win without Aaron Rodgers," a story that ran two days before the All-Pro quarterback suffered a broken collarbone. Oops. McGinn tempted fate, writing "Fools will cry that I’m jinxing Rodgers and the Packers" before inadvertently forecasting with stunning accuracy Rodgers’ going down "early Monday night against the Chicago Bears." Oops.

Matthews Prepares For Sibling Rivalry - Alex Smith,
Casey Matthews’s locker at the NovaCare Complex doesn’t typically draw in a lot of reporters. The third-year, soft-spoken pro goes about his business with a blue-collar attitude and usually has the pleasure of being able to sit at his locker without cameras and microphones being stuck in front of his face. Perhaps unfortunately for Matthews, that all changed on Wednesday, as members of the media were anxious to get the linebacker’s thoughts on Sunday’s matchup against his older brother Clay and the rest of the Green Bay Packers.

After bad drafts, Eagles see impact from rookies - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
Lane Johnson has started every game at right tackle for the NFL’s fourth-ranked offense. Zach Ertz has more catches and receptions than any other Eagles tight end. Earl Wolff is gearing up for his sixth start in 10 games and Bennie Logan is coming off an impressive starting debut last Sunday.

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