It wasn’t pretty. The final score is lopsided, but the game felt pretty even for most of the way. Going to Lambeau and winning is never easy. The Packers got down to their 3rd string QB, but it almost felt like that was an advantage. Scott Tolzien was a player the defense knew nothing about and he played pretty well.
There were all kinds of crazy plays. I’ll go over them in a later post, but this was both teams doing crazy things. And the officials were all over the map. They missed calls for both teams.
Nick Foles played good enough. His numbers were impressive (12-18-228 with 3 TDs and a rating of 149.3), but you have to look inside the numbers. There was some luck on the long TD pass to DeSean. I didn’t think Foles was as crisp this week, but he did what I wanted…he moved the ball and helped the Eagles to score points.
Shady McCoy had a terrific game. He ran for 155 yards. So elusive…
Riley Cooper had another big game…3-102-3.
Allen Barbre replaced Jason Peters at LT and seemed to do a solid job.
The run D limited Green Bay to 99 yards on 30 carries. That includes a 19-yd scramble by Tolzien.
DeMeco Ryans was terrific. He had an INT and a ton of tackles. Very physical.
Brandon Boykin had a Red Zone INT and made other plays.
Can you believe the offense ran out the final 9:32 of the game. How is that for a ball control drive?
The Eagles are now back to 5-5. If the Saints win tonight, the Eagles will be tied for 1st place.