Why They Won: Green Bay Packers vs Philadelphia Eagles

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Nov 16, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers (56) celebrates with fans after returning an interception 52-yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Following that huge Green Bay Packers win against the Chicago Bears last week, Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles was projected to be a sizable test going forward.

Taking that sentiment into account, it’s difficult to not get overly-excited about these Packers’ prospects the rest of the year after that brilliant display against those

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same Eagles on Sunday.

Some weeks you have to really search through the stats and plays to find how and why a team won; that was not the case here.

As they did against the Bears, Green Bay was able to win this game handily in every aspect that mattered.

While those areas should be fairly obvious, it may be hard to gauge exactly what happened within the game that allowed them to be so dominant.

I’ll try to clear that up, starting with the man who is the main source of the success … turn the page