There’s an old theory in the NFL. If you want to be a consistent winner, you have to figure the quarterback position out. The reason people keep saying that is that statement has proven to be accurate for decades. The Philadelphia Eagles seemed to have found their guy in Jalen Hurts. He’s grown by leaps and bounds right before our eyes, and here’s what’s most exciting. He’s only going to get better.
The Green Bay Packers haven’t had to worry about the quarterback position for about three decades. They handed the rock to Brett Favre in 1992 before replacing him with Aaron Rodgers in 2008.
The Eagles and Packers renew acquaintances in Week 12 on Sunday Night Football. Come to think of it, their last meeting marked the end of the Carson Wentz era and Philly’s transition to Jalen Hurts. Philly’s QB1 hasn’t looked back since.
Green Bay has struggled this season and is the owner of a 4-7 win-loss total after 11 weeks. They’re battling to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Philadelphia Eagles, with a win in Week 12, become the first NFL team to reach double-digit wins in 2022.
Hurts and Rodgers will have their say in how this one turns out. In terms of the latter, he’s someone the Birds have no doubt been planning for. Here are ten other Packers that we can make the same statement about. They’ve been the bright spots in Green Bay’s disappointing season.
Here are ten Packers other than Aaron Rodgers who are looking to ruin Week 12 for the Eagles.
Green Bay is a better team than their record indicates. If they can build some consistency, they’ll cause the Eagles some issues. They may have to play this one without De’Vondre Campbell and David Bakhtiari though. The former is listed on their injury report as ‘doubtful’. The latter and cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles are both listed on the report as questionable.
Aaron Jones, running back
The Eagles did a nice job of defending the run in Week 11. They passed one test and earn another in Week 12 versus Aaron Jones.
Christian Watson, wide receiver
He’s come a long way from dropping that bomb in Week 1. Christian Watson shares the team lead in touchdown receptions (five) with the next man on this list.
Allen Lazard, wide receiver
Allen Lazard leads all Packers receivers in yards gained with 529. Philadelphia’s secondary can’t lose track of him.
Romeo Doubs, wide receiver
Are you noticing a theme here? The Packers have some talent at the wide receiver. If The Pack can manufacture some consistent offensive cohesion, they can make some late-season noise.
Let’s hope that cohesion isn’t found in Week 12.
A.J. Dillon, running back
A.J. Dillon, like Aaron Jones, is a threat in both the Packers’ running and passing games. He’s picked up 467 yards on 117 rushing attempts, and he’s picked up another 109 yards on 17 receptions.
Quay Walker, linebacker
The 22nd overall selection of the most recent NFL Draft, Quay Walker has proven himself to be a valuable addition. So far in 2022, he’s tallied 82 total tackles and two forced fumbles.
Jaire Alexander, cornerback
Jaire Alexander is one of the NFL’s young stars and the man that figures to draw A.J. Brown duty in Week 12.
Adrian Amos, safety
Opposing safeties have had their moments versus the Eagles’ offense from time to time, and quietly, Adrian Amos has had a great season. He’s fourth on his team in solo tackles (41). He ranks third in total stops with 62.
Rasul Douglas, cornerback
You remember this guy, don’t you? After drafting him in 2017, the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with Rasul Douglas on September 5th of 2020 during final roster cuts. He’s since spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders, Houston Texans, and Arizona Cardinals before finding a home with Green Bay.
Keep an eye on him. He’ll be wearing the number 29 jersey.
Kenny Clark, nose tackle
As is the case in Philly, The Pack asks a lot of its defensive front. Kenny Clark is their nose tackle and a two-time Pro Bowler (2019, 2021). So far in 2022, he has 41 tackles and three sacks on his resume. The Eagles’ offensive line will have its hands full with not only him but also Dean Lowry and Jarran Reed.