TV Schedule: Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Lambeau Field
Weather: High 41, Low 29
Line: Green Bay (-1)
The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the highest-tempo offenses in the NFL right now and after their most recent win against the Oakland Raiders, not many people want to face such a potent attack. While the potency might be a bit inconsistent, with a quarterback in place for the long-run, the Eagles could be on the right track and ready to possibly contend for a division title. Nick Foles broke records a week ago and looks to remain the starter for the foreseeable future. Foles has accounted for 1,028 yards and 13 touchdowns this season to go along with no interceptions while filling in for Michael Vick. How can you not succeed when you have one of the best receivers in the league in DeSean Jackson to throw to? Jackson has 823 yards and six touchdowns on the season. Don’t sleep on the third-ranked run game with LeSean McCoy racking up 777 yards and three scores.
Losing to divisional rival, the Chicago Bears, at home wasn’t even the biggest loss of the week for the Green Bay Packers as quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. The injury might set the former MVP out a few weeks and could ruin the Packers’ playoff hopes. Prior to the injury, Rodgers had 2,218 yards and 15 touchdowns, but has since been replaced by Seneca Wallace. It looks like Jordy Nelson will need to help out the veteran and career back-up with his elite receiving ability. Nelson has been stellar this season, catching 43 passes for 716 yards and seven touchdowns. If that doesn’t work, look for Eddie Lacy to save the day for the run game, rushing for 596 yards and four touchdowns halfway through his rookie year.
Defensively, the Eagles rank dead-last in total yards allowed as well as passing yards allowed per game. The run defense, however, ranks in the top-15 in the league, allowing just 111 yards per game on the ground. Green Bay ranks in the middle of the league’s teams in total yards allowed and 20th in passing yards allowed while ranking an impressive fifth in rushing yards allowed per game — it could be a long day for McCoy.
PREDICTION: Eagles 24, Packers 27