Packers beat Eagles as Jalen Hurts replaces Carson Wentz

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The story for one team today at Lambeau Field was that the Green Bay Packers took care of business with a 30-16 win and continued their march toward the NFC North title. But that may not be the more interesting story.

The other team was the Eagles, who benched their franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, and replaced him with rookie Jalen Hurts. And it didn’t appear to be a short-term decision.

Hurts wasn’t able to lead the Eagles to a comeback victory, but he played far better than Wentz, and it’s hard to believe Hurts didn’t do enough to earn the starting job going forward. And that raises all kinds of questions about the future of this franchise, which has put all its eggs into Wentz’s basket, only to have Wentz play like the worst quarterback in the NFL this season.

The loss drops the Eagles to 3-8-1, and after the Giants surprised the Seahawks to improve to 5-7 this season, the Eagles are probably out of the playoff race even in the terrible NFC East. But the arrival of Hurts may change the outlook in Philadelphia. The last four games of this season may prove to be more about evaluating Hurts than anything else.

As for the Packers, they know they have their quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, who today became the fastest quarterback ever to reach 400 career passing touchdowns. Rodgers completed 24 of 33 passes for 290 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Aaron Jones added 15 carries for 130 yards and a 77-yard touchdown that put the game away in the fourth quarter.

The Packers will win their division and be a tough team to beat in the playoffs. The Eagles have thoroughly botched this season by sticking with Wentz and won’t win the most winnable division ever. But they’ll be an interesting team to watch down the stretch, because there’s a major quarterback controversy in Philadelphia.

49 responses to “Packers beat Eagles as Jalen Hurts replaces Carson Wentz

  1. Durable Davante was once again the most dominant player on the field besides Rodgers.

    This team has set the table perfectly for another deep playoff run.

  2. Adams twists an eagle defender head by the face mask in order to score. Ref staring right at it does nothing. Very next eagle’s series big run is called back with a phantom holding penalty. Wow the Packer’s sure do get protected.

  3. jerrystrashcan says:
    December 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    Different QB. Same old Eagles.

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    They scored 3 points in 3 quarters with wentz hurts scored a touchdown in his second drive and had better stats than wentz they lost because wentz played the first 3 quarters

  4. QB “controversy”? That’s laughable. Give it to Hurts and send Wentz packing.

  5. “May be time to move on from MVS, he continues to kill drives.”

    ++++++++++

    Nope, not yet. His speed is killer and without that there’s no way Jones makes the 77 yard run. MVS had 2 blocks that were crucial to that play.
    He’s definitely frustrating to watch, but I used to be frustrated about number 17 also and that turned out ok.
    For every drop he has, there’s another play that he makes up for it. Hopefully he finds consistency soon, but I’d wait another year before talk of cutting him.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 6, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    Adams twists an eagle defender head by the face mask in order to score. Ref staring right at it does nothing. Very next eagle’s series big run is called back with a phantom holding penalty. Wow the Packer’s sure do get protected.

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    And a few series later, Aaron Jones had his facemask grabbed which wasn’t called either.
    If you think the officials cost the Eagles this game, you are either blind or just a typical Philly whiner.
    The better team won this game because of their Hall Of Fame QB, great WR, and excellent RB.
    After the Eagles won the Super Bowl, I called them a one hit wonder. I was right and it might be 60 more years before they win another one.

  7. Time for the Eagles to see if someone wants to give them a good draft pick for Carson Wentz. Or figure when to release him without taking a big salary cap hit. He is not the future.

  8. The Eagles need to bring in another kicker to give the 21 million dollar man competition .The Eagles kicker sucks and who in there right mind would give him a 21 million dollar extension.

  9. Have we clinched the division yet?

    I don’t even remember what it’s like not being in first place. That must be weird.

  10. artic19 says:
    December 6, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    The Packers are, bar none, the luckiest team in the NFL. Always have been.
    ___________

    The better teams make their own luck.

  11. HOWIE needs to be fired…giving Wentz a 120 million dollar contract …..set THE EAGLES back 4 years

  12. Hurts moved around and saw the field better than Wentz and it turns out the Eagles receivers can get open unlike what Tony Romo was saying all game.

    Except Alshon Jeffery, the Eagles are paying over $10 mill/yr to have him actively sabotage the team. He did nothing but end drives when he was targeted. They should’ve released him instead of Will Parks. Will Parks was helping the team while Jeffery has been trying to get off this team for 2 years.

    Wentz confidence is shot but they can’t start Hurts without making things worse. Expect Wentz to start and Hurts to play sometime in the second half again.

  13. Little cheesey is all upset that the Packers are by far the best team in the division.

    Again.

  14. Notice how Aaron Jones outgained Dalvin Cook on the ground on half the carries? Notice how he didn’t pretend to get hurt at any point? Notice?

  15. After the Eagles won the Super Bowl, I called them a one hit wonder. I was right and it might be 60 more years before they win another one.

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    Last time I checked Aaron Rodgers only had one Super Bowl win?

  16. Wasn’t pretty overall. Got the W. Got to 9-3. Mission accomplished.

    Shawn Mennenga should be fired. For those that are clueless, which is most of you, Shawn is the Packers special teams coordinator. In all areas the special teams has been unacceptable all season.

    On to Detroit

    #GoPackGo!✌

  17. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    December 6, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    HOWIE needs to be fired…giving Wentz a 120 million dollar contract …..set THE EAGLES back 4 years

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    Every single GM in the league would have given Wentz that contract based on his past performance and Roseman was actually lauded at the time of signing for getting it done early and not letting Wentz set the market. No, Howie should be fired for his absolutely abysmal draft record.

  18. packertruthvspurpleblather says:
    December 6, 2020 at 8:22 pm
    Notice how Aaron Jones outgained Dalvin Cook on the ground on half the carries? Notice how he didn’t pretend to get hurt at any point? Notice?

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    Notice how Aaron Jones isn’t even in the 10 top in rushing, Notice Aaron Joes hasn’t been named NFC Offensive player of the month this year. Notice Cook has 13 TDs and Jones only has 6? Notice? Or did you forget the the buck 63 3 rushing TD and one TD pass caught? Notice who is the better back.

  19. Carson Wentz’ cap numbers going forward: 34.6 mill in 2021, 31.2 mill in 2022, 34.2 mill in 2023, and 32 mill in 2024.

    This might go down as the worst contract in NFL history.

  20. that raises all kinds of questions about the future of this franchise, which has put all its eggs into Wentz’s basket, only to have Wentz play like the worst quarterback in the NFL this season.

    It shouldn’t raise any questions. Since Wentz continues to play like the worst QB in the NFL I don’t see how you can do anything other than bench him for Hurts. I heard some chatter that the players no longer trust Carson Worst. Since Carson’s confidence is also gone how in the world can you play a guy you can’t trust and who has completely lost it. Seems like an easy decision.

  21. $$$ Howie Roseman cant admit he got it wrong with Wentz’ contract, or Alshon Jeffrey’s. Eagle could have had DK Metkalf AND Justin Jefferson These last two Drafts !! The GM needs to go and let what players who can actually play get on the field. Hurts can be a cheap QB for 3 years, Cut Wentz and eat the dead money for a year bc no one is trading for him. Roseman cap numbers are horrific bc of his horrific contracts and inability to actually SEE talent when its there.

  22. Notice how Aaron Jones isn’t even in the 10 top in rushing,

    +++++

    Last time I checked 8th was in the top 10. Take note.

  23. Notice how Dalvin Cook has never finished with a higher ypc than Aaron Jones? And if the season ended tomorrow, he still would not? Notice?

  24. Most sports fan are extremely emotional and really don’t think clearly or analytically. The QB is always the first to blame and when you win the first to get the credit. Eagles have a BIG organizational problem.
    1. Horrible GM Roseman MUST be fired.
    2. Ridiculously overrated DC Schwartz must be fired.
    3. Peterson is being exposed as a guy that won the Super Bowl but the coaches behind him made it happen. Needs to be fired!
    That is a BIG organizational problem. You can’t fire all three but you can get rid of Roseman & Schwartz and tell Peterson you have 1 year and a new OC is calling the plays. You can not win when the GM can not draft talent or sign free agents. They were done before the season started and a lot of people new it. Is Wentz playing poorly yes. How would you play if you are getting hit every other play hard by a 330 lb defensive linemen and your HC says let’s pass again and again and again while the offensive line is awful.

  25. I wonder how you all will feel about Jones when he’s playing for another team next year.

  26. How long before teams get tape on Hurts and he begins to look worse than Wentz? One, two games?

  27. Hurts just needs a quality fullback to block for him and we got a rushing attack. Just all 10 players goal line formation every down and 1 guy run it. Lol Eagles are screwed but at least they can use the rest of this season like the pre season they didnt get this year. Evaluate players. Just do it like the Sixers…draft pick

  28. vikingprideforever says:
    December 6, 2020 at 11:00 pm
    I wonder how you all will feel about Jones when he’s playing for another team next year.

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    We will feel the same about Jones the same way we felt about Nelson, Cobb, Hyde, Shields, Bulaga, etc….. We will thank him for his contribution and will root for him anytime he isn’t playing the Packers. It’s not like he’s behaving like Diggs, kicking and screaming the entire way out.
    Unfortunately his departure is the price to pay for locking up the leagues best LT. Hopefully he’ll have a very nice shiny ring to take with him as a reminder for playing with the best team in the NFL.

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