By Joseph Santoliquito
PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — There was not much to like, and plenty to dislike as the Eagles saw their four-game home win streak end abruptly, 27-13, to the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night.
Right tackle Allen Barbre block on Bryce Treggs’ three-yard end around on the Eagles’ first possession.
Quarterback Carson Wentz going 6-for-6 for 70 yards on the Eagles’ opening drive.
Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham showing what he can do when focused. He was targeted four times and caught four passes for 53 yards on the Birds’ first series, which led to a Wentz 1-yard score with 3:40 left in the first quarter.
Kicker Caleb Sturgis’s two field goals.
Cornerback Nolan Carroll’s coverage of Davante Adams on Rodgers’ 20-yard TD pass with 14:53 left in the half. The coverage was actually good. Carroll just had to turn around o know where the ball was. He turned too late.
Center Jason Kelce on Wendell Smallwood’s 2-yard loss with 12:24 in the first half. Kelce was just overpowered and the Packers came pouring in to pull down Smallwood for a loss.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox late hit on Aaron Rogers with 3:58 left in the third quarter on a third-and-four at the Packers’ 31. It was the first time Cox’s name was mentioned on Monday night and it came on a late hit that aided the Packers. The Cox penalty led to Aaron Ripkowski’s 1-yard TD plunge with 13:53 left to play.
Defensive end Brandon Graham jumping offsides on third-and-five play at the Green Bay 13. The penalty gave the Packers a first down to further whittle more time off the clock.
Receiver Dorial Green-Beckham’s offensive pass interference penalty wiping out Darren Sproles’ 43-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles’ secondary on the Packers first possession. Each pass Aaron Rodgers completed, there was Leodis McKelvin, Jaylen Watkins or Rodney McLeod were trailing the Green Bay receiver that just caught the ball.
Coach Doug Pederson’s decision to deactivate Nelson Agholor prior to the game. The Packers have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, especially the Green Bay secondary, but Pederson didn’t want to risk Agholor’s fragile psyche on the Linc boobirds. This was a great chance for Agholor to rebuild his confidence against some easy pickings. Pederson showed little faith in Agholor. How will that bode well in the future, if now Agholor has any future?
Cornerback Leodis McKelvin getting beat—again—by Davante Adams for a 50-yard bomb with just under 11:00 left in the third quarter.