The undisciplined play and unnecessary penalties continue for Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, Derek Barnett.
A fine is, most certainly, coming for Derek Barnett. It seemed as though there was some momentum for the Philadelphia Eagles early. As many fans would have hoped, Philly’s opening drive began with two runs. A four-yard carry by Miles Sanders and a 19-yard carry by Jordan Howard (that one was good to see).
Then Doug Pederson did what Doug Pederson sometimes does. He called three straight running plays. The next thing you know, Philly’s punting, Rudy Ford takes down the Green Bay Packers‘ punt returner, Darrius Shepherd, a helmet-to-helmet call is missed, and Green Bay is set up with first and ten at their own 11-yard line.
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That wouldn’t be a problem as they’d take their first drive the full 89 yards, aided by a 58-yard reception to Davante Adams over Sidney Jones and a touchdown plunge where Jones was run over by Aaron Jones.
Philly has now given up points in each one of their games on the opponent’s opening drive. Philly may not have been in that position if not for a personal foul penalty by Derek Barnett that probably should have gotten him ejected.
Nigel Bradham had made a play. Jamaal Williams‘ forward progress had been stopped and in came Barnett with a violent shot that was totally unnecessary. He’d be flagged. He’d avoid ejection, but it’s difficult to imagine that he’ll avoid. Unfortunately, Williams was also injured on the play.
Here’s some bad news from Lambeau. The sloppy starts continue for Philly.