Packers Chances Against Eagles Slim Without QB Aaron Rodgers

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Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) scores on a 25-yard touchdown reception against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Eagles defeated the Raiders 49-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5)  In your opinion, where do you see the Packers most favorable matchup against the Eagles? Where do you see the least favorable matchup?

DD: I think the Packers receivers have a clear advantage over the Eagles defensive backs. The Eagles have allowed more passing yards than anyone else in the league this season, and I know their top DB, Bradley Fletcher, is questionable this week. Jordy Nelson and James Jones are veteran receivers who know how to get separation and take advantage of mismatches against younger, smaller DBs. Nelson has 43 catches for 716 yards and 7 TDs this season, and Jones led the league last season in touchdown receptions with 14. The key here will be whether or not Wallace will get enough time in the pocket to get the ball to the Packers receivers.

In my opinion, the least favorable matchup for the Packers is LeSean McCoy against the Packers defense. Last week, Forte tore up Green Bay’s defense with 179 total yards. He did most of his damage on checkdown passes. On many plays he simply wasn’t covered. The Bears offense converted a handful of third downs this way. McCoy is arguably the most dangerous all-around halfback in the league. He can make guys miss in the open field and he’s one heck of a receiver. He has me worried this week. The Packers linebackers and safeties have struggled this season defending backs in the passing game. I know Coach Kelly likes to be creative in how he uses McCoy on the field. The Eagles could really frustrate the Packers defense with screen and swing passes to their Pro Bowl halfback.