With the injury to Aaron Rodgers, this does not look like as easy of a game as it once did. Of course, after simply watching the Eagles dispatch the Raiders to the tune of 49-20, with Nick Foles tying the passing touchdowns record with seven.
So what does next week hold for Packers fans?
At quarterback, there is more that we do not know than that we know. Nick Foles has played well, but he has been terribly inconsistent, and seems to be one hit away from the sideline. Seneca Wallace should be the starter, but after his lackluster Monday night no one knows what exactly to expect from him. The Eagles get this one given they know a bit more of what they have at the position.
At running back, two of the best are playing well. LeSean McCoy is a top five running back in the league, with 777 rushing yards this year. He only has three rushing touchdowns, however, with the offensive line struggling. Eddie Lacy has been a revelation, with 596 yards. He will certainly be up for rookie of the year. McCoy gets the nod in the talent department, but Lacy gets his due with a better offensive line. We can call this one a draw.
At receiver, DeSean Jackson is playing well, Riley Cooper is coming on after a rough beginning to the year, and the combination of Brent Celek and Zach Ertz seems to be a good one. The Packers would best them easily in talent if only the talent were healthy, but a combo of Jordy Nelson, James Jones, and Jarrett Boykin are better. Nelson is elite, and sets this group apart.
On defense, both have their issues. The Packers looked a bit confused versus Chicago, but I’m willing to believe that was just a bump in the road. They rank an improved 20th versus the pass and an impressive fifth against the run. Philadelphia, on the other hand, has looked atrocious, ranked 15th versus the run and dead last versus the pass.
This game is most likely going to come down to who can mount a last drive to win more than being better than the other team.