The Philadelphia Eagles defeated Thursday night a boring win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, which was particularly heartbreaking for Aaron Rodgers. Seven times, Pro Bowler had a season of 422 yards and two touchdowns, but he also started intercepting lead in the red zone with less than a minute to play. This defeat ends with an incredible career in which he has been in the last decade.
According to Elias Sports, Rodgers entered the match on Thursday night with a 58-0-1 career record of 10 points or more at any point in his game. Tom Brady is the only quarterback to have had a long unbeaten streak in such situations at the time of the Super Bowl: he has played 80 consecutive games since 2001-15.
With this defeat, Rodgers’ opportunity to break Brady’s record is over.
The Packers quickly took the lead in the first quarter, their first possession with 89 yards on the field in five games for the first touchdown of the game. On the next round, Rodgers led the offense 78 yards on the field in 15 games for one goal on the field, extending the Packers double-digit lead.
However, the Eagles came back quickly and got a half point advantage. Green Bay would never claim Philadelphia management in the second half.
Although Rodgers suffered his first home defeat after leading by two numbers in a long time, some positive aspects had to be ruled out. The Packers had a total offensive season of 491 total yards and the 27 points they scored tied for the most points they scored in a single game in 2019.
It was the Packers defense that led the team to a 3-0 record, but they had problems on Thursday night, especially when it came to defending the race. The Eagles totaled 176 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers, which was crucial.
Rodgers orchestrated an 86-yard, 86-yard run to bring the Packers to the Eagles’ three-yard line with less than a minute to go, but a pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling was hit and intercepted by Nigel Bradham.
First-year head coach Matt LaFleur is considered an offensive-minded coach, but is still working on his new list. Aaron Jones only accumulated 21 yards in 13 races and the Packers’ inability to run the ball led them to more pass-line attempts than they probably should have done. Rodgers actually led Green Bay in yards by the road with 46.
After all, Rodgers and the Packers are well placed before the fifth week. They are 3-1, they have experience in closed matches and this offense is improving dramatically.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that the future Professional Football Hall of Fame suffered its first home defeat after being the leader of 10 points in the last 60 games.