The 4-6 Green Bay Packers travel to Philadelphia to take on the 5-5 Packers in this week’s Sunday night matchup. Both of these teams are coming off losses and are far behind in playoff contention. Green Bay lost last week by the score of 42-24 to the Washington Redskins. It was their fourth straight loss and second in a row by at least 20 points. Philadelphia was beaten 26-15 by the Seattle Seahawks for their third loss in their last 4 games.
Aaron Rodgers had an efficient game as he completed 26 of 41 passes for 351 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also led the team in rush yards with 33 on 11 carries. He was also sacked twice for a loss of 20 yards. His favorite target was Jared Cook who had 6 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. Four different Packer receivers had catches that gained at least 31 yards. James Starks was second on the team in rushing with 25 yards on 9 carries. Defensively, they allowed 42 points, gave up over 500 yards and did not force a turnover. They also allowed two Redskins receivers to gain more that 100 yards. They did sack Kurt Cousins twice for a loss of 11 yards and had 6.5 tackles for losses. They struggled against the run as the Redskins gained 151 yards on 30 carries. During their current 4 game losing streak, they have allowed their opponents to average 38 points per game.
Carsten Wentz threw 2 interceptions last week and finished with a quarterback rating of 30.7. He finished 23 of 45 for 218 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was also sacked twice for a loss of 23 yards. His favorite target was Zach Ertz who had 6 catches for 35 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Matthews also had a nice game with 5 catches for 59 yards. Defensively, they did not force a turnover, had only 1 sack and 3 tackles for losses. The Seahawks had 7 different receivers make receptions that gained at least 10 yards. They struggled with the rush as Seattle gained 152 yards on 30 carries, which is over 5 yards per carry. On the season, the Eagles defense are ranked 4th with 18.6 points allowed per game.
Green Bay has gone 3-6-1 against the spread this season including 2-3 on the road. Philadelphia has gone 5-5 against the spread this season including 4-0 at home. Philadelphia has home field advantage in this game and they have given up only 38 points combined in their 4 home wins this season. Running backs Darren Sproles and Ryan Matthews both left last week’s game with injuries for the Eagles, who have the 6th ranked rushing attack in the league. On the season the Eagles have allowed their opponents to score 18 points per game while the Packers have allowed 27. In the last 2 games alone the Packers have allowed 89 points.
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