Eagles up-down drill
Carson Wentz UP - He didn't quite go toe-to-toe against Aaron Rodgers, but the rookie quarterback basically carried the Eagles in the first half. Wentz completed 13 of 17 passes for 147 yards and ran three times for 26 yards and a touchdown. He tossed a momentum-killing interception in the third quarter but rebounded.
UP - He didn't quite go toe-to-toe against Aaron Rodgers, but the rookie quarterback basically carried the Eagles in the first half. Wentz completed 13 of 17 passes for 147 yards and ran three times for 26 yards and a touchdown. He tossed a momentum-killing interception in the third quarter but rebounded.
UP - Rumors of the Packers quarterback's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Rodgers picked the Eagles defense apart in the first half with precision passing. He also burned Jim Schwartz's unit a few times on the ground. There was more of the same in the second half.
Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll
DOWN - Priority No. 1 this season should be at cornerback. While many fans would love an upgrade at receiver, the Eagles have a more pressing need in the secondary. McKelvin and Carroll don't cut it, and the jury is still out on Jalen Mills.
SIDEWAYS - He made a number of tough catches in the first half - the last a nifty 20-yard back shoulder pass from Wentz. But Matthews injured his right ankle on the play and was limited thereafter.
DOWN - He was often an immovable beast inside, but the Eagles' $100 million man needed to be more dominant against rookie backup guard Jason Spriggs. He took another boneheaded roughing the passer penalty after an errant third-down pass.
DOWN - Rodgers is good - obviously. And he's nimble in the pocket. But the Eagles' pass rushers needed to generate more pressure against a Packers offensive line that was down two starters in the interior.
SIDEWAYS - With the disillusioned Nelson Agholor inactive, Green-Beckham had his best half of football this season by the break. The Eagles receiver caught five passes for a season-high 58 yards. But he took a costly pass-interference penalty that brought back a long Darren Sproles pass.
UP - The Eagles offensive lineman has been Mr. Duct Tape. He stepped in last week at both tackle spots and started on the right side in place of the injured Halapoulivaati Vaitai. But Barbre's most significant contribution against the Packers might have been his crack block that briefly knocked Clay Matthews from the game.
SIDEWAYS - The Eagles tight end made some plays down the field, especially after Matthews left, but he also dropped a pass what would have been an important catch in the third quarter.
SIDEWAYS - The rookie started in place of the injured Ryan Mathews and got off to a slow start. But Smallwood got going in the second half and showed once again why he has a future with the Eagles.
UP - The Eagles kicker nailed 48-yard and 53-yard field goals through three quarters. Sturgis' kickoffs were also very good.