Eagles' Report Card
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Here is Paul Domowitch's report card for the Eagles-Packers game. Click here to send in your own grades.
Already missing RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee), the Eagles also were without RG Brandon Brooks (illness). Carson Wentz, who has been reluctant to take off and run this season, was the Eagles' leading rusher in the first half with 26 yards and a touchdown on three carries.
Carson Wentz completed 13 of 17 passes for 147 yards in the first half, including five to Dorial Green-Beckham. But his third-quarter interception killed a promising drive. A second-quarter ankle injury to Jordan Matthews was a major blow to the passing game.
The Eagles didn't do a very good job of containing Aaron Rodgers early. He had three rushing first downs in the first half. James Starks finished with just 41 yards on 17 carries.
Aaron Rodgers defused the pass rush with a flurry of quick passes early. He also was able to extend plays with his legs, completing 17 of 21 passes in the first half, including a pair of TD throws to Davante Adams. He threw just nine incompletions in 39 attempts.
Caleb Sturgis continued his excellent season, hitting 48- and 50-yard field goals. For one of the few times all season, the Eagles didn't get much out of their return game.
The Eagles never had an answer for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' passing game. And the loss of Jordan Matthews and inconsistent pass protection made life tough for Carson Wentz. This is a game the Eagles should have won.
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