The Packers losing streak is finally over! After losing 4 straight games, the Packers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13 on Monday Night Football. The Packers defense got a much needed win as they were able to hold the Eagles to under 20 points.
Aaron Rodgers looked like his normal self going 30/39 with 313 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rodgers also ran for 26 yards on 6 rushes. Davante Adams had one of the best games of his career with 113 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. The Packers offense focused primarily on the passing game, however RB James Starks had 17 carries for 41 yards. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski recorded his first career touchdown after punching in a 1 yard TD run that sealed the game for the Pack. Newly acquired RB Christine Michael made his Packers debut with only 1 carry for 4 yards. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers injured his hamstring after getting hit and falling awkwardly in the 3rd quarter. Rodgers never missed a snap in the game and said he is good to go next week against the Houston Texans.
The game looked like it would be a shootout after the Eagles scored on their 1st drive, and the Packers scored on their first two drives, but the Packers defense finally showed up. Eagles QB Carson Wentz went 24/36 with 254 yards. Wentz also ran 4 times for 33 yards and a rushing touchdown. The Packers rushing defense stepped up holding Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood to 37 yards on 9 carries. On the receiving side, Wideout Dorial Green-Beckham led the Eagles with 6 receptions for 82 yards. RB/WR Darren Sproles had 5 receptions for 48 yards. Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis was 2/2, drilling a 48 and 50 yard field goal. The Packers defense had a total of 4 sacks and a interception from safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
The Packers return home to Lambeau Field Sunday to take on the AFC South division leading 6-5 Houston Texans. Kickoff is set for noon Sunday on CBS.