Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

Rodgers has historic night, Packers beat Eagles 30-16

  • Updated
  • 0
PACKERS EAGLES

The Packers avenged their only home loss in 2019 with a 30-16 win over the Eagles Sunday afternoon.

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdowns, including his 400th career touchdown, to help the Packers improve to 9-3 on the season.

The Eagles took the game's opening possession 41 yards in 15 plays, and kicked a 53-yard field goal to take a quick 3-0 lead.

The Packers took two negative plays on their first possession of the game, and punted away.

Green Bay's defense showed up on the next drive, sacking Carson Wentz twice and pushing the Eagles out of field goal range.

On the final play of the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers found Davante Adams for 24 yards. It was just the fifth play of the game run by the Packers.

But they sustained the drive as the second quarter started, and on fourth and one from the one, Rodgers found Adams for the touchdown to put the Packers up 7-3.

It's the seventh straight game with a touchdown for Adams, which ties the franchise record set by Don Hutson, Paul Hornung and Ahman Green.

Raven Greene sacked Wentz on the next Eagles possession, forcing another punt.

The Packers answered with another touchdown drive. This time, Rodgers found Robert Tonyan wide open for a 25-yard touchdown to give Green Bay the 14-3 lead.

That touchdown pass gave Rodgers his 35th of the season. He's now the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 35 touchdowns in five seasons.

Packers led 14-3 at the half.

In the third quarter, the Packers engineered a 99-yard drive, punctuated by a 9-yard Adams touchdown.

That was the 400th touchdown pass of Rodgers' career. He did it in just 193 games, which is the fewest in NFL history. It also put the Packers up 20-3 after Mason Crosby missed the extra point.

After forcing another punt, the Packers tacked on another three with a 40-yard field goal from Crosby to make it 23-3.

But a quarterback change seemed to spark the Eagles in the game's final frame.

On 4th and 18, rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts hit Greg Ward Jr. for a 32-yard touchdown to make it 23-10.

After a quick three and out, Jalen Reagor returned a JK Scott punt 74 yards for a touchdown, making it 23-16.

The Eagles scored two touchdowns in 82 seconds, making this game very interesting.

After a punt from both teams, the Packers were looking for the knockout punch, so they turned to Aaron Jones.

Jones ripped off a 77-yard touchdown, putting the Packers back up by 14 with less than three minutes to play.

Darnell Savage intercepted a Hurts pass on the next possession, essentially sealing the 30-16 win for the Packers.

Recommended for you