Eagles-Packers Oddities

Posted: November 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 31 Comments »

Weird things happen when the Packers and Eagles play.

1960 – Vince Lombardi loses his only playoff game

1991 – Bryce Paup hits Randall Cunningham and tears his ACL

1992 – Some guy named Brett Favre beats Gang Green in OT

1993 – Antone Davis plays reasonably well against Reggie White

1994 – 13-7 game

1997 – Ryan Longwell misses a chip shot FG and the Eagles win 10-9…literally starts raining moments before FG attempt

1998 – Koy Detmer and Favre taunt each other after TD passes (in a semi-friendly way)

2000 – Pack wins 6-3

2003 – 4th and 26 game

2004 – 47-17 destruction of the Packers

2005 – Samkon Gado runs for 111 yards, but Mike McMahon and the Eagles beat Favre 19-14

2007 – punt return-gate

2010 – Michael Vick is re-born after Clay Matthews knocks Kevin Kolb out of a job

So…what odd thing(s) will happen on Sunday?

* Eagles shutout Green Bay

* Nick Foles throws 7 INTs

* Eagles win 4-2 in a battle of safeties

* Seneca Wallace throws 7 TD passes

* Trent Cole has 4 sacks

* The Eagles up-tempo attack causes BJ Raji to spontaneously combust

* James Starks has flashbacks to 2010 and turns into Adrian Peterson for a day

* Damaris Johnson cleanly fields a punt to help the Eagles preserve a late lead and win the game

What craziness do you predict for Sunday?

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  • sprawl

    I predict that we’re all disapponted when Nick Foles throws more incompletions than TD passes and reminds us of our own mortality.

    • Mark Saltveit

      Nailed it

  • GvilleEagleFan

    Here’s one oddity I want to see: Clay Matthews switches sides and plays LOLB to try and take advantage of the rook… and gets embarrassingly pancaked on his first pass rush opportunity. He tries to get LJ on a hard inside move later in the drive only to be read on the IZR and have Nick waltz by him into the endzone. Clay spontaneously combusts out of sheer shame.

  • Gary

    Early Sunday morning, the Packers give one Mr. Brett Favre a call and convince him to sign a one-day contract and retire a Packer, with one caveat…he plays one more game. They fly him to Green Bay and he arrives an hour before gametime. “Foles v. Favre 2013″ becomes one of the greatest, most memorable games in NFL history as the Eagles win an insane shootout, 56-52. Nick Foles throws… wait for it… 8 touchdown passes.

    • jshort

      Won’t happen, Favre arrives at airport and forgets which flight he’s on. Gets on wrong plane and ends up in Minneapolis

  • GvilleEagleFan

    Rushing Brandon Boykin as an OLB actually pays off when Vinny Curry blows by the Packers OG as the ball is snapped and smacks Wallace right before his delivery, causing the ball to pop straight up. Boykin demonstrates his HS dunk champion skills by leapfrogging the RB attempting to chip him to snag the fumble/INT and pulls off an insanely risky mid-air lateral/alley-oop to a characteristically out of position Kendricks (who was covering a zone occupied by no one) who then runs straight into the endzone for the game winning score as time expires. Eagles win 17-15.

  • Insomniac

    Seneca Walalce trucks and knocks out Kendricks. Acho comes in. HOF career starts. Ray Lewis who?

  • Phyxius

    ‘The Eagles up-tempo attack causes BJ Raji to spontaneously combust’

    This one’s my favorite.

  • Corry

    Damaris Johnson returns a kickoff for a touchdown when the turf monster trips the other 21 players on the field.

  • Dominik

    “2010 – Michael Vick is re-born after Clay Matthews knocks Kevin Kolb out of a job”

    Don’t forget the Playoffs that year, T-Law. The end of David Akers tenure as the Eagles kicker after a disastrous game against the Packers, who later become SB champion.

    • ACViking

      You know who completes that fateful pass to Cooper in the 2010 playoff game?

      Nick Foles. That’s his bread and butter with Cooper.

  • Daniel Norman Richwine

    Nick Foles throws for 15 TDs, national media dismiss, claiming Phillip Seymore Hoffman could have done the same against the Packers that day…

  • bdbd20

    I predict Clay Matthews will fake an injury to slow the pace, Casey will come out to check on him.

    He’ll then turn heel and drop an elbow on his brother.

    • Tyler Phillips

      amazing

  • Dragon_Eagle

    The Scott Tolzien era begins in GB after Nate Allen lays the wood on Seneca Wallace. That glorious era lasts 2.5 quarters until the Packers sign Vince Young the next day. Eagles win 45-10 with the Defense scoring more than the offense.

  • Tyler Phillips

    Jeff Maehl has a 100yd receiving day.

  • Andy124

    After a field goal on the opening drive, Kelly switches to the 4-corners offense to kill the clock for the remainder of the game. Eagles win 3-2 giving up a safety on the final play of the game while running around in the end zone to kill the final 10 seconds of the clock.

    Nate Allen lays a snot-bubble inducing hit on Eddy Lacy and stands over him and jaws. Sconces comes over and respectfully helps Lacy off the ground.

    Green Bay uses Clay Matthews as a spy on Nick Foles all game long so they don’t get Kaepernicked.

    • BlindChow

      They could actually use BJ Raji as a spy on Foles if they needed to…

      • Andy124

        Nah, he spontaneously combusted remember?

  • Joseph Dubyk

    We used to smoke Favre and his Pack….I think until 2010 the packers haven’t beaten us at home since the 60s…I remember the longwell game….the 2004 game was special because I thought that was going to be a real challenge for us…. I was furious at the muffed punts game.furious……

  • Michael Winter Cho

    I think the Packers try to Stanford us. The O gets off-kilter. We only have 3 points at halftime, partly due to a botched 2 minute drill before the half. During intermission, we realize Reid is gone, 5 is gone, Seneca Wallace is not good, and we complete a comeback for a solid win!

  • A Roy

    Green Bay forecast is partly sunny w/high of 42. Isn’t supposed to start snowing until after midnight.

  • cliff henny

    Cooper has 5 catches for 139 yds, 3tds…wait, what?!

  • P_P_K

    Tommy, if you have now messed with Foles’ mojo to the extent that he throws seven picks it will be your fault.

    • TommyLawlor

      I will then spend 40 days in the wilderness (Delaware).

  • jshort

    Nick Foles runs 97 yds for td. longest rush by qb to break record. or at least ties Pryor. Play takes 30 sec off clock Also breaks record

  • ACViking

    Re: Lombardi

    After giving Lombardi what would be his only playoff loss in 1960, the Eagles played the Packers again in 1962.

    Apparently, Lombardi wanted to make a point. His Packers won 49-0.

    And that was the most points in a game any Lombardi-coached Packers team scored.

    • TommyLawlor

      Never heard that. Very interesting.

      • ACViking

        That was a very bad Eagles team in ’62. They finished 3-10-1 after going 10-4 in ’61 and barely missing the playoffs.

        The Packers did score 49 under Lombardi two other times. But never more and never won by as wide a margin as against the ’62 Eagles.

        It was a massacre.

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