A four-game losing streak is over, and the Packers are headed to December still alive in the NFC North race.
A banged-up defense delivered a big performance, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers was masterful on third down as the Packers topped the Eagles, 27-13.
Rodgers completed eight of his first nine third-down passes and also ran twice to convert. Rodgers and Davante Adams connected on touchdown passes on the Packers’ first two drives, and the Packers never trailed.
Rodgers became the first quarterback to throw for 300 yards on the Eagles this season. The Packers dominated the time of possession and a touchdown run by Aaron Ripkowski early in the fourth quarter made it a two-score game. It was the first rushing touchdown by a Packers running back this season.
The Eagles scored their only touchdown on their first drive of the night. The Packers defense sacked Carson Wentz four times, intercepted him to stop a third-quarter drive and the Eagles never really sustained any momentum. The Packers finished 10-of-14 in converting third downs and held the Eagles to just a field goal in the second half.
The Packers have now won 29 straight while leading after three quarters, the longest current streak in the league. At 5-6, the Packers are two games behind the Lions and one behind the Vikings in the NFC North race. The Packers play those two teams in their last two games.
Rodgers had his knee and/or hamstring checked on the sideline in the third quarter — the Packers went as far as to take Rodgers under a tent on the sideline to keep TV cameras away — but didn’t miss a snap. He finished 30-of-39 for 313 yards and wasn’t sacked or intercepted.
The Eagles lost at home for the first time this season. They’re 5-6 and would need plenty of help — and much better from their offense — to make the playoffs.