The Green Bay Packers demolished the visiting Philadelphia Eagles 53-20 Sunday at Lambeau Field. Fittingly, the Packers wore their annual throwback blue and gold uniforms from 1929 and achieved for the first time in their storied franchise history to score 50 plus in consecutive games (55-14 last week vs. Chicago).
More importantly though, the win upgrades Green Bay to (7-3) tied at the top of the NFC North with the Detroit Lions who lost at Arizona.
Putting together convincing win after win establishes Green Bay as an NFC powerhouse, especially after the complete victory against Philly.
Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP level, throwing for 341 yards and three more touchdowns making his season total 28. His pinpoint passing is making it look easy hitting targets Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb each for over 100 yards. Nelson’s 27 yard touchdown catch on a straight go route is becoming routine as he continues to beat defenders down the sideline.
Rookie Davante Adams opened the scoring with a strong slant route for a six yard td. Adams has solidified himself as the number three receiver having a good year and earning A-Rod’s trust.
The screen game with Eddie Lacy is now hitting its stride as nobody wants to try and hit him. Lacy added a goal line dive for his fifth rushing touchdown of the year, but watching him in the open field is fun. Lacy took a checkdown 32 yards to the house battling through five Eagles as teammate Andrew Quarless finally helped push him through the endzone.
Aaron Rodgers’ high octane offense keeps Green Bay in any game as he leads the league in QBR (85.9). The Packers lead the league in scoring (330 points).Micah Hyde high-steps for his second career punt return touchdown.
Imagine how unstoppable they are with special teams and defense dominating.
Micah Hyde made a big play in the return game, running back a punt 75 yards for a touchdown. It was his second career punt return for a td. Cheesheads can remember a time when we used to average a fair catch.
Dom Capers’ defense is flying to the ball. They recorded three sacks on Eagles’ quarterback Mark Sanchez, picked him off twice, and recovered two fumbles.
Future Hall of Famer, Julius Peppers did it again. His second pick-six of the year checked off another career highlight for the premier pass rusher.Julius Peppers hops into the stands to celebrate with the Lambeau Faithful.
Peppers dropped back in zone coverage. He spied Sanchez’s eyes. A bullet was thrown in his area and Peppers snatched the ball out of the air, all hands, and rumbled 52 yards towards the awaiting Cheeseheads. This Lambeau Leap was much more impressive than the last.
And for the second week in a row, Casey Hayward closed the scoring on a touchdown of his own. Taking advantage of a bad snap floating over Sanchez’s head, Hayward scooped and scored for 49 yards, actually walking into the endzone with teammates at his side.
The Green Bay Packers are undefeated at home (5-0) and with six games to go, have a legitimate shot at home-field advantage for the playoffs.
Next up is a visit to Minnesota, an important division matchup with the Vikings. Their rookie upstart qb Teddy Bridgewater missed the last meeting. The Packers are on a high right now, but would be wise to stay focused as this may be a trap game.
But as the “Pack Attack” has shown, they’re the team nobody wants to play.