Packers pass rush could be set for big day against Eagles.
The Green Bay Packers‘ pass rush hasn’t been as impressive this season as last, but they have shown some signs of improvements in recent weeks.
Up against a struggling Philadelphia Eagles offense, this could be a big game for the pass rush.
In the past three games, the Packers defense has come up with seven sacks and 16 quarterback hits.
They now get to take on an Eagles offensive line that has been reshuffled once again.
Whereas the Packers offense has continued to play at a high level no matter the different combinations they’ve had across the offensive line, the Eagles have allowed more sacks than any other team in the league.
Carson Wentz has been sacked 46 times this season, which is by far the most in the NFL. Russell Wilson is second having being sacked 35 times. For some comparison, Aaron Rodgers has only been sacked 11 times, which is an average of once a game. That’s an incredible contrast between these two teams ahead of Sunday’s game.
The Eagles have struggled to protect their quarterback which is a big reason why they have turned the ball over 21 times this season.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, they can expect more pressure up front on Sunday against the Packers.
As long as Za’Darius Smith plays — he’s questionable with an ankle injury — Mike Pettine will have plenty of options when he decides to bring the pressure.
I’d love to see Pettine put the Smith Bros., Rashan Gary, and Kenny Clark all on the field at the same time in obvious passing situations and see how the Eagles handle it.
It could lead to pressures, multiple sacks and, with that, opportunities for turnovers.
Against a struggling offense, this could be a huge day for the Packers’ pass rush.