Nov 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) rushes during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Texans 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Dickinson, Staff Writer
Coming off one of their most dominant performances of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles are riding high heading into to Lambeau Field. But with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers six touchdown performance last week, they also have momentum heading into Sunday’s game. It will be a battle of high powered offenses and underrated defenses for supremacy in the NFC.
Though Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez played well against the Carolina Panthers, he will now have to keep up with arguably the league’s best. It will be a true test against a legit playoff contender on the road, that may be too much to handle. Rodgers and the climate at Lambeau will be the difference as the Packers squeak out a victory late in the game.
Packers 34, Eagles 31
Samuel Sanchez, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Eagles defense demolished the Carolina Panthers last Monday. They’ll need a similar performance against the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers to have any chance of winning. Can Mark Sanchez continue his solid play? Can the Eagles running game get going? Can Philly steal a win at Lambeau Field? There’s too many questions to pick the Eagles in this one. It should be close.
Packers 31, Eagles 27
Jason Hunsicker, Staff Writer
I don’t feel good about this game. I didn’t feel good about it seven months ago when making my way-too-early predictions.
It’s not that I think the Packers are that much better than the Eagles, but it’s the short week and playing on the road. That’s a significant disadvantage any time, especially when you go to play a quality opponent like Green Bay.
I expect a fun game to watch and we’ll learn some things, but the Eagles won’t win and that’s OK. They don’t need to. We’re into a five-game stretch (at Green Bay, vs. Tennessee, at Dallas, vs. Seattle, vs. Dallas) in which if the Eagles manage to go 3-2, with Washington and the Giants to close things out, they can go 12-4 this season. A win here is a bonus. I’d gladly take it, but a loss isn’t the end of the world.