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Sport Eagles pick off Rodgers' late pass, beat Packers

07:50  27 september  2019
07:50  27 september  2019 Source:   ap.org

Aaron Rodgers testing new strategy to speed up Packers offense

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Nigel Bradham picked off Aaron Rodgers' pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, Jordan Howard gashed Green Bay for his second career three-touchdown game and the Philadelphia Eagles ended a two-game losing streak with a 34-27 victory over the Packers on Thursday night.

Howard finished with 87 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, Carson Wentz went 16 for 27 for 160 yards, three scores and no turnovers, and the Eagles (2-2) rebounded after losing consecutive games by a combined seven points.

Eagles grab late interception to seal a much-needed win over Packers

  Eagles grab late interception to seal a much-needed win over Packers Eagles grab late interception to seal a much-needed win over PackersA huge goal-line stand in the fourth quarter and a big interception in the end zone by linebacker Nigel Bradham in the final two minutes sealed a much-needed 34-27 win for the Eagles over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. Rodgers tried Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a slant route, Valdes-Scantling had the ball go off his chest and Bradham came up with the game-clinching interception in the end zone. It was reminiscent of the Seahawks throwing a goal-line interception to the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl XLIX, questionable play-call included.

The Packers then drove to the 9, but on third down, Jackson picked off Rodgers , ending his streak at 402 passes . STEELERS 17, PATRIOTS 10. Pittsburgh • Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical

Rodgers has averaged just 215 passing yards in 2019. However, if Rodgers were ever to light up the scoreboard, it would be vs. the Eagles on Thursday night. Sanders faces off against a Green Bay Packers defense that has been extremely generous to fantasy running backs this season.

BOX SCORE: EAGLES 34, PACKERS 27

Rodgers started 10 for 10 and finished 34 for 53 for 422 yards, two touchdowns and a fumble that set up a short Philadelphia scoring drive.

Davante Adams had a career-high 180 yards on 10 catches for Green Bay, but he wasn't on the field for the Packers (3-1) on the last drive because of a toe injury.

After punting on its first two drives and falling behind 10-0, Philadelphia scored on four straight possessions against a defense that had only given up 35 points through the first three games.

Sacked six times in the previous two games, Wentz managed to stay clean throughout most of the game. Zach Ertz had a team-high seven catches for 65 yards, and Alshon Jeffery, who missed all but six snaps over the past two weeks with a calf injury, finished with 38 yards and a touchdown on three catches.

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers square off in primetime on a Thursday night matchup between two NFC contenders going different directions. The Packers have rode a stellar defense to a 3-0 start out of the gate, defying expectations despite the Aaron Rodgers led offense sputtering.

The Eagles are in Green Bay to take on the undefeated 3-0 Packers on Thursday Night Football. The Packers don't make many mistakes as Rodgers has not thrown an interception this year. Former first-round pick at cornerback Jaire Alexander has six pass breakups.

Running back Jamaal Williams caught a pass from Rodgers for no gain and was leveled by defensive Derek Barnett on Green Bay's first play from scrimmage. Williams was wheeled off on a stretcher and did not return. Barnett was hit with an unnecessary roughness penalty. Williams was being evaluated for head and neck injuries. The Packers said Williams had feeling in his extremities.

Williams turned out to be the first of a plethora of injuries on the night for both teams. Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox was carted off the field on a stretcher late in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers and Adams connected on a 58-yard completion on the opening drive. It was the longest play of the season for Green Bay, who continued its trend of hot starts. Aaron Jones scored from 3 yards out two plays later to give the Packers the early lead.

Rodgers was 4 of 4 for 71 yards on the opening drive.

Mason Crosby added a field goal in the beginning of the second quarter to make it 10-0.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur irritated by pass interference review vs. Eagles

  Packers coach Matt LaFleur irritated by pass interference review vs. Eagles The Packers coach still doesn't understand why he didn't win a challenge for pass interference against the Eagles in the third quarter.One specific play stood out. LaFleur emphatically tossed the red challenge flag early in the third quarter on a third-down pass from Aaron Rodgers to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but officials determined there wasn't enough evidence to overturn the call on the field.

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Davante Adams and the Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13 Monday night to snap a His late hit on Rodgers in the third quarter allowed Green Bay to keep the ball and Ripkowski scored several plays later .

The Eagles and Packers will battle on Thursday Night Football this week in what has become a Eagles - Packers : Top Seven Storylines to Watch. Freddie Mitchell will be remembered forever. Catch the ball.” His receivers dropped seven passes , maybe eight depending on what constitutes a drop.

The Eagles finally got a little momentum on a 67-yard return by Miles Sanders on the ensuing kickoff. The return set up a 6-yard score by Jeffery.

Rodgers and Adams linked up again for a 40-yard gain on the next drive, which again ended in a field goal for Green Bay to give the Packers a 13-7 lead.

Wentz found tight end Dallas Goedert for a 3-yard touchdown strike. The score gave the Eagles a 14-13 lead just before the two-minute warning.

Rodgers fumbled on the following drive after a strip-sack by Barnett. The Eagles capitalized with 1-yard score by Howard. Howard's touchdown made it 21-13 with 54 seconds to go.

Rodgers needed just 50 seconds to lead the Packers 70 yards. The two-time MVP found Geronimo Allison for a 31-yard gain, and the pair linked up for a 19-yard touchdown to make it 21-20 at the half.

The Eagles opened the second half with a 20-yard score from Wentz to Howard. After a failed two-point conversion attempt, Philadelphia led 27-20.

Jimmy Graham got his first catch and score since Week 1. Graham had six catches for 61 yards and a 14-yard touchdown that tied the game at 27-27 with 3:16 to go in the third.

Report: Eagles’ Derek Barnett Not Likely to Be Suspended After Hit on Jamaal Williams

  Report: Eagles’ Derek Barnett Not Likely to Be Suspended After Hit on Jamaal Williams Report: Eagles’ Derek Barnett Not Likely to Be Suspended After Hit on Jamaal WilliamsBarnett, who turned and hit Williams with his shoulder at the last minute, could be fined, according to Schefter, but he likely won't be suspended.

Rodgers should also have plenty of time to pick out open receivers in this one, making it even more Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news. Sorry! There was an error processing your TNF: Packers vs Eagles odds, sims, picks . SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are off to a 3-0 start. It’s not now-or-never time for the Philadelphia Eagles when they face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. The injuries have been particularly debilitating to Wentz’s group of pass -catchers, with wide receivers DeSean

Howard scored his third touchdown on a 2-yard run that made it 34-27 at the start of the fourth.

The Eagles picked up the win despite committing nine penalties for 93 yards.

CLIMBING THE RECORD BOOKS

Rodgers passed Fran Tarkenton for sole possession of ninth place in NFL history with 344 career passing touchdown. Eli Manning sits in eighth place with 362.

INJURIES

Eagles: CB Sidney Jones suffered a hamstring injury and did not return. That leaves Philadelphia with only two healthy cornerbacks -- Rasul Douglas and Craig James -- on the roster.

Packers: CB Tony Brown suffered a hamstring injury and did not return. RT Bryan Bulaga left with a shoulder injury. He also did not return. S Will Redmond was being evaluated for a concussion. CB Kevin King suffered a groin injury. Adams suffered an injured toe.

UP NEXT

Eagles: Host New York Jets on Oct. 6

Packers: At Dallas on Oct. 6.

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