Top performers from Packers’ Week 13 win.
First December game and the first win on the start of a stretch run towards the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers dominated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles in their most complete performance on the season.
If not for another special teams gaffe, the game wouldn’t have been even that close. First order on the new week should be teaching JK Scott how to at the very least slow down a returner till help arrives.
Even with another return touchdown, Green Bay was still able to blow out the Eagles on their way to their ninth win in the regular season.
It only took a year but Matt LaFleur was finally able to avenge his first loss of his career. Unlike the first matchup, Mike Pettine’s defense was able to slow down Philly’s run game and get after Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts all game long.
Green Bay is looking dangerous. The offensive line is playing phenomenal no matter who lines up. They are protecting their quarterback while opening holes in the run game. And for the first time all season, the defense was stout against the run.
There is still plenty of room to improve though. The Packers will face tougher competition without the line problems the Eagles have had and against way better backs.
But this is something they can build off of.
Philadelphia was still able to put up over 100 yards rushing but most of that was off of quarterback scrambles. The Eagles’ dangerous set of backs put up over 150 yards in the meeting last year. This time around, Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders managed only 50 yards of offense on the ground. That’s a big turnaround.
There was a lot to like about the game and these four performances help set the win.