Eagles late pass pick off Rodgers, beat Packers 34-27
Craig James was on the training squad toward the start of the week.
The in need of help Philadelphia Eagles advanced the second-year undrafted cornerback to the dynamic list two days before the prime-time matchup in Green Bay. James reacted by making the game-winning play in the 34-27 win over the Packers on Thursday night.
With 25 seconds left, James bounced a fast incline by Marquez Valdes-Scantling and tipped Aaron Rodgers’ go into the end zone where Nigel Bradham gathered it and fixed the triumph.
“I’m a no-name out there, so when someone that doesn’t get a great deal of playing time gets in the game, that is the objective,” James said. “That is the strategy. Mentors let you know, ‘Go at him. That is the feeble connection.’ But as the frail connection, despite everything I must be as readied as the starters.”
Jordan Howard sliced Green Bay for his second profession three-touchdown game and the Eagles (2-2) finished a two-game losing streak.
Howard completed with 87 yards on 15 conveys and two touchdowns surging and one getting, Carson Wentz went 16 for 27 for 160 yards, three scores and no turnovers, and the Eagles bounced back in the wake of losing successive games by a joined seven points.
“We as of now were sure,” Howard said. “We previously had faith in ourselves. It presumably consoled every other person.”
Rodgers began 10 for 10 and completed 34 for 53 for 422 yards, two touchdowns and a bumble that set up a short Philadelphia scoring drive.
Davante Adams had a vocation high 180 yards on 10 gets for Green Bay, however he wasn’t on the field for the Packers (3-1) on the last drive in view of toe damage.
“Clearly, having him out there would have been to improve things, yet we had a great deal of chances down the stretch,” Rodgers said. “We moved the ball well throughout the day. We just battled in the red zone.”
Adams was harmed in the wake of making a catch in the final quarter that gave the Packers first-and-objective at the 8. Avonte Maddox was called for pass impedance on the following play while colleague Andrew Sendejo crashed into him.
Maddox was hauled away the field on a stretcher late in the final quarter, which constrained mentor Doug Pederson to go to James.
Rodgers had first and objective from the 1 after the postponement and tossed four straight inadequacies.
“Credit the resistance, man, it was twice down there,” Pederson said. “… Whenever you can keep an Aaron Rodgers group out of the end zone, it’s a positive thing.”
In the wake of punting on its initial two drives and falling behind 10-0, Philadelphia scored on four straight belongings against a resistance that had just surrendered 35 points through the initial three games.
Sacked multiple times in the past two games, Wentz figured out how to remain upstanding. Zach Ertz had a group high seven gets for 65 yards, and Alshon Jeffery, who missed everything except six snaps in the course of recent weeks with calf damage, completed with 38 yards and a touchdown on three gets.
Rodgers and Adams associated on a 58-yard consummation on the opening drive. It was the longest play of the period for Green Bay, which scored a touchdown on its opening drive for the third back to back game. Aaron Jones scored from 3 yards out two plays later to give the Packers the early lead.
Artisan Crosby included a field objective in the start of the subsequent quarter to make it 10-0.
The Eagles at last got a little force on a 67-yard return by Miles Sanders on the following opening shot. The arrival set up a 6-yard score by Jeffery.
Green Bay added another field objective to take a 13-7 lead.
Wentz discovered tight end Dallas Goedert for a 3-yard touchdown strike to give the Eagles a 14-13 lead just before the two-minute cautioning.
Rodgers bungled on the accompanying drive after a strip-sack by Derek Barnett. The Eagles promoted with 1-yard score by Howard. Howard’s touchdown made it 21-13 with 54 seconds to go.
Rodgers required only 50 seconds to lead the Packers 70 yards. The double cross MVP discovered Geronimo Allison for a 19-yard touchdown to make it 21-20 at the half.
The Eagles opened the second half with a 20-yard score from Wentz to Howard. After a bombed two-point transformation, Philadelphia drove 27-20.
Jimmy Graham got his first catch and score since Week 1. Graham had six gets for 61 yards and a 14-yard touchdown that tied the game at 27-27 with 3:16 to go in the third.
Howard scored his third touchdown on a 2-yard run that made it 34-27 toward the beginning of the fourth.
The Eagles got the triumph notwithstanding submitting nine punishments for 93 yards.
Birds: CB Sidney Jones endured hamstring damage and didn’t return. That leaves Philadelphia with just two solid cornerbacks — Rasul Douglas and James — on the program.
Packers: RB Jamaal Williams was hauled away the field on the main play from scrimmage. He didn’t return. CB Tony Brown endured hamstring damage and didn’t return. RT Bryan Bulaga left with shoulder damage. He likewise didn’t return. S Will Redmond was being assessed for a blackout. CB Kevin King endured crotch damage. Adams endured a harmed toe.
Falcons: Host New York Jets on Oct. 6
Packers: At Dallas on Oct. 6.