Philadelphia Eagles' Chances Improve Due to Green Bay Packers' Misfortune

By Bob Francis
Nick Foles
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The outlook on a season can change with one play. The loss of a star player, an All-Pro, can mean the difference between winning the division or finishing last. The misfortune of one team can be the saving grace of another.

The Philadelphia Eagles will head to Lambeau Field for a matchup with the Green Bay Packers in Week 10 of the NFL season. This game was surely marked on the schedule as a stretch for Philadelphia to win at the beginning of the season simply based on the fact that their mediocre defense would meet up with Aaron Rodgers. However, with the misfortune of injury, that may not be the case.

The Eagles know all too well how change at the quarterback position can affect play all over the field. The Packers dropped a heartbreaker to the Chicago Bears this past Monday night due to the loss of Rodgers in the first quarter. Now, the predictable outcome that most could foresee for the Eagles is changing drastically.

Rodgers will not be behind center when the Eagles take the field against the Packers, and Nick Foles will enter full of confidence coming off a monumental seven touchdown performance. The Eagles have a huge opportunity to take advantage of a game on their schedule that not many would have seen as a victory. Gaining a game in the division against a quality opponent like the Packers would also go a long way to building the confidence necessary to make a second half run at the Dallas Cowboys and the NFC East crown.

The Eagles’ performance on Sunday will show just how far they have come over the past few weeks and if they are gaining the experiences necessary to become a good team, or just playing against lesser competition.

Bob Francis is a Philadelphia Eagles contributor for  Follow him on Twitter @rfrancisjr, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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