In last night’s game, Aaron Rodgers ended up with a fractured collar bone and the Green Bay Packers lost with Seneca Wallace at the helm of the offense. This news is music to the Philadelphia Eagles‘ ears.
Billy Davis has had the defense firing on all cylinders and steadily improving over the last few games. Assignments are being made, gaps covered and pressure getting to the quarterback. The Packers have announced that Wallace will start this week and, even though he is a veteran, he is no Rodgers.
The Eagles can shift their focus to stopping Eddie Lacy and the running game. They can steal a page from their opposition and make Wallace beat them with his arm. Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher will need solid games against a group of skilled receivers. Mychal Kendricks and the rest of the linebackers must get pressure and keep Lacy contained. If they can keep their disciplined play, it will make things easier for Nick Foles and the offense.
The final factor, as any Eagles’ fan knows, is that they are playing on the road. For some reason, playing on the road seems to energize this crew and I fully expect them to be fired up on Sunday. I don’t think Foles will set records for a second week straight, but if the line can give him time, there is no reason to think he can’t put points on the board.
The Eagles’ defense is starting to find an identity and a dominating win will help build momentum going home for the last game before the bye week where, just maybe, they can break the curse of Lincoln Financial Field and beat the Washington Redskins.