Howard’s Point of View
After a blow-out win over the Carolina Panthers, the Philadelphia Eagles were everything but spectacular in their 53-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The Eagles looked like a JV football team compared to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense. Rodgers torched the Eagles defense, throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns. The already struggling Eagles secondary solidified their mediocrity. But with Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher holding down the cornerback spots, big plays from Rodgers were bound to happen.
It took a while for the Eagles offense to get going but WRs Jordan Matthews has continued on his hot streak along with WR Jeremey Maclin. As for QB Mark Sanchez, well that’s another story. After three touchdowns against the Panthers, he followed up with two touchdowns and two interceptions against Green Bay. But offensive line troubles did not help his cause.
In the grand scheme of things there are some positives that the Eagles can take away from their loss.
First of all, the loss only drops the Eagles to 7-3, which ties for the second best record in the NFC. So the playoffs are still a very likely possibility.
Secondly, the Packers offense has been on a hot streak, so to get embarrassed by Aaron Rodgers isn’t the worst thing in the world. It happens to almost everybody.
Lastly, it’s hard to have that bad of a performance every game. So we can just chalk that up to an off night.
Regardless of what the Eagles are still in the playoff contention and with that high powered offense, anything is possible.
Jason’s Point of View
After a 53-20 blow out loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Nov. 16, the Philadelphia Eagles have gone from championship contender to championship pretender. The Philadelphia Eagles are now 7-3 on the season and currently tied for first place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.
The big headline going into the game was the red hot play of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense versus a mediocre Eagles defense that is missing their leader LB DeMeco Ryans. The game matched up the number nine offense of the Green Bay Packers against the number five offense of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Packers flexed their offensive muscle against the Eagles mediocre defense early and often.
The Eagles defense has not been matched up against such a high-powered offense all season an they were exposed early. The game was out of reach at the half, as the Packers led the Eagles 30-6. The subpar Eagles defense who has a reputation for gambling and letting up big plays, gambled and failed against the Packers.
The Packers not only put up 53 points on the Eagles defense, but the usual stout special teams for the Eagles let up a punt return by Packers return man Micah Hyde. The blame for the Eagles loss solely goes on the shoulders of the Eagles defense as they were unable to stop the Packers from getting in the end zone all day.
As the season goes on hopefully the Eagles defense can pick up their play and get the stops necessary to become a championship contender, but as for now the Eagles are just a championship pretender.
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