Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: TV, Internet, stats, others’ predictions

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Oct 19, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers talks with the defense during warmups prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph


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Jeff McLane: If played at a neutral site, I might be inclined to pick the Eagles. But I think the Packers’ home field advantage, along with the fact that they have some guy named Rodgers, will be the deciding factors in a Green Bay victory. This could be the game where we see how much the loss of DeMeco Ryans hurts.

All that being said, the Eagles have more than enough to win. They have a special teams edge, although Cody Parkey has never kicked in cold conditions. I expect a shootout. I expect a closely contested game. I expect the outcome could be decided in the final minutes. We’re both 8-1 with our predictions this season. Eagles fans would prefer we fall to 8-2.

Packers 30 Eagles 28

Zach Berman: These are two of the best teams in the NFC. This is a game that can just as reasonably take place in January. The Packers can be beaten, but I keep going back to those Lambeau Field numbers — 41.5 points per game at home this season, and Rodgers has completed 26 consecutive touchdowns without an interception at home. In talking to players on the Eagles this week, one of the reasons is because he can use a hard count and make more calls at he line at home. If the Eagles win the turnover battle like they did last season, then they can sneak away with an upset. I don’t think that happens, though …

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Green Bay Press Gazette

Weston Hodkiewicz (9-0)

There’s no better midseason test than the NFC East-leading Eagles. Philadelphia lost its starting QB, but is riding high after demolishing Carolina on Monday night. The Packers have been near-perfect at home with Aaron Rodgers at the controls of the no-huddle offense. The defense will need to hold up against Chip Kelly’s unique offense and prove its turnaround against Chicago was the real deal.

Packers 34, Eagles 21

Pete Dougherty (7-2)

With two teams that want to play fast on offense, this has the makings of a high-scoring game. In the end, it’s just too hard to pick against the Packers. They’ve been great at home this year, and their quarterback is playing as well as anyone in the league.

Packers 34, Eagles 30

Ryan Wood (7-2)

We’ve witnessed the Packers’ home dominance this season, but I’m not sure we’ve fully grasped just how one-sided it’s been inside Lambeau Field. Remember when the New York Jets led 21-3 in the home opener? Since, the Packers have outscored opponents 153-6 at home with quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the field. Hard to see Rodgers cooling off and letting a reborn Mark Sanchez walk out of Lambeau with a win.

Packers 34, Eagles 24

Robert Zizzo (7-2)

Very similar teams: both have explosive, fast-paced offenses and average-at-best defenses, and neither has a signature victory (except Philadelphia winning at Indianapolis early). But the Packers have two big advantages: home field and Aaron Rodgers. Philadelphia is 2-2 on the road and will start its second-string quarterback. That should be enough for Green Bay to win.

Packers 30, Eagles 27

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel


Packers beat reporter

Playing with a huge club on his broken thumb, Clay Matthews might have played the worst game of his career 12 months ago vs. the Eagles. Ditto for Morgan Burnett, and he had no excuse. Performances such as those sentenced the Packers to their most lopsided defeat (27-13) at home since 2006. Chip Kelly might be the truth. Now we’ll begin to see if the Packers are.


Packers beat reporter

Which of these teams will make a critical mistake early that decides this football game? Someone will. The Packers want it to be Eagles QB Mark Sanchez. If they don’t take advantage of him playing in the cold against an opportunistic secondary, then they won’t win. And they really need to win this game.

Packers 30, Eagles 24


Packers beat reporter

Mike McCarthy said nobody is talking about the playoffs. Chances are, both of these teams will look back at this game as a key one in postseason positioning come January. The frigid cold has set in here in Wisconsin, something the Packers are used to. Home-field advantage is real at Lambeau Field. Maybe Philadelphia will generate pressure, but this Packers offense is rolling.

Packers 35, Eagles 24


Packers beat reporter

The Eagles really need Bradley Fletcher’s (14 passes defensed) shoulder to be OK, since he is one of their best in the secondary trying to defend Rodgers, Nelson and Cobb. But this offense looks unstoppable right now. For those looking for a quality win from Green Bay over a good opponent, this should be it.

Packers 28, Eagles 21


Packer Plus editor

The Packers and Eagles are jockeying for prime spots in the postseason. Red-hot Aaron Rodgers and the Packers can’t let a Mark Sanchez-led team stop them from gaining the slightest edge in the playoff hunt.

Packers 38, Eagles 35

Zach Kruse of

The Packers simply haven’t played well against the best in the NFC in recent seasons. Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for Philadelphia, but the Eagles are 7-2 and once again leading the NFC East. If the Packers can’t beat Sanchez at home, why even play in January? Rodgers is just too good at home to let this opportunity slip.

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Green Bay is favored to win this contest and it’s easy to see why. The Packers are at home and Rodgers has played unbelievably well at Lambeau Field throughout his career.

Sanchez likely isn’t ready to win a critical game on the road like this one, as the Eagles are still adjusting to their new quarterback.

It should be a great game on Sunday afternoon, but look for the Packers to come away with the victory.

Final Score Prediction: Packers 34, Eagles 27

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The Sporting News

Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday, FOX). Mark Sanchez vs. Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau already sounds like no contest, but this isn’t just about the quarterbacks. Just as Rodgers is loaded with dominant receivers and a hard to tackle running back, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and the Eagles’ big, fast pass-catchers can cause Green Bay’s defense problems.

Philadelphia’s defense, however, isn’t built to stop Eddie Lacy between the tackles, and both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb cause major size/speed mismatches for their secondary. On the road, Sanchez figures to feel some heat from Clay Matthews (inside or out) and Julius Peppers as he’ll be pushed into catch-up, pass-happy mode earlier than he would like. In this exciting NFL version of a Green Arrow/Green Lantern crossover, Rodgers’ target practice and Lacy’s power ringing of Eagles’ bells will bring justice to the Cheesheads.

Packers 38 Eagles 33