The Green Bay Packers did what they were supposed to against a 3-7-1 Philadelphia Eagles squad: get the win. A 30-16 victory sealed this week’s business.
Offensively there isn’t much to say that hasn’t been said before. Aaron Rodgers was efficient and made some history. Rodgers became the first quarterback in NFL history with 5 seasons of at least 35 touchdown passes. He also became the fastest quarterback to reach 400 touchdown passes (193 games).
Davante Adams, who caught Rodgers’ 200th and 400th touchdown passes, made history of his own. Adams became just the fifth receiver in NFL history, to amass 1000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in their first 10 games of the season. The others? Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens, and Randy Moss. Yeah, good company to be in.
The defense, much maligned and rightfully so, had a good showing. Jaire Alexander and Kevin King, continue to keep receivers on lockdown. Darnell Savage is becoming a ball hawk, with another interception this week. Green Bay’s pass rush was impressive, with 7 sacks.
The lone sour spot this week, not that they’ve been great all year anyhow, was special teams. Another return touchdown allowed, made this game sweatier than it needed to be. It didn’t cost the Packers the game (fortunately), but it ain’t a good look either.
Despite the special teams gaff, the did what they were supposed to do. At this point in the season, there is only one mentality to have: stack wins and handle your business. No team is perfect, all have flaws. Yes, continue work on improving them, but continue to win despite them.
Green Bay gets another opportunity to stack a win, against the 5-7 Detroit Lions, next Sunday. Handle your business.