The Green Bay Packers were up against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field last weekend. The Packers’ victorious weekend was also a great day for players such as Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers, who achieved some personal records. Luckily for the Packers, they managed to finish off a 30-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Beginning of the game
Green Bay Packers had a pretty good chance of winning the matchup, but they needed a long run from Aaron Jones to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles. With 130 yards and a 77-yard touchdown by Jones with 2:36 left was enough to hold off a fourth-quarter comeback shot.
Talking about game highlights, Adams and Rodgers were responsible for most of them. As the game started, the Packers made a 23-3 lead. All of that happened before the Eagles managed to score two touchdowns within two minutes.
While the Packers started great, Philly decided to make a big comeback by bringing in quarterback Jalen Hurts. Doug Pederson decided to put Hurts in as the Eagles needed something to go their way. Hurts replaced inadequate Carson Wentz, and the comeback started.
Let’s not forget to mention the incredible Rodgers, who had three touchdown passes, and connected with Adams on two. He became the 7th player to get to 400 touchdown passes apart from going 25 of 34 for 295 yards. The season has been a successful one for Rodgers, which you could see by the odds at any online casino in Canada for real money. Apart from Rodgers, this milestone was reached by Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Dan Marino, and Peyton Manning.
This was his 193rd game, and he reached number 400 pretty quickly. Rodgers has thrown 36 touchdown passes this year. Moreover, he was the first one to throw 35 in five seasons. Some of the biggest seasons for Rodgers were 2011 when he made 45, 2012 when he did 39, and 2016 when he did 40.
Davante Adams Breaking Records
Davante Adams who caught Rodgers’s 400th touchdown pass gave the ball back. Up until now, the two time MVP never managed to keep the ball from any of the past milestones. Talking about Adams, he caught 10 passes for 121 yards.
Adams now has a touchdown catch in seven consecutive games. This tied a team record with Hall of Famer Don Hutson. Hutson achieved the feat twice in the early 1940s.
The second quarter was determining for the game, as it was when Rodgers made the 1-yard pass to Adams on 4th down. He also threw a 25 yard to Robert Tonyan. The famous 400th touchdown pass was a 9-yarder to Adams, as already mentioned, that finished a 99-yard drive in the 3rd quarter.
The Eagles Last Resort
Philadelphia also had some great touchdown passes during Sunday’s game. Hurts threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ward. Also, a 73-yard punt return by Jalen Reagor cut the Packers lead to seven with 6:30 left in the fourth quarter.
Aaron Jones Long Run
Not even the forced second straight 3-and-out could help the Eagles move the ball. Aaron Jones stepped in and the rest is history. He got through the middle of the line started running downfield. Along the way, the second defender failed to stop him and he also avoided ankle tackle.
Jones then went to the left sideline and dodged a defender right before the Eagles’ 30-yard line. Finally, he managed to work his way to victory.
How it Ended
Even if the decision to let Hurts replace Carson Wentz was put to action, none of it helped Philadelphia Eagles leave victorious. Jalen was 5 of 12 for 109 yards, and Carson was 6 of 15 for 79 yards. Three of the Eagles players, Davion Taylor, Darius Slay, and Jason Peters didn’t get to finish the game due to injury. Wentz was clearly unpleased with the removal decision but stated that he was most frustrated about the loss.