The Green Bay Packers (4-7) have six games left to make a playoff push and are fortunate how close the standings are. The first opponent in their way are the first place Philadelphia Eagles (9-1).
Green Bay is coming off a Thursday night loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans on a short week following their win against the Dallas Cowboys. Ending what was a five-game losing streak.
At the moment the Eagles are a 7-point favorite going into Sunday night in the City of Brotherly Love. However, just like many first-place teams before them, a wall is hit during the season where team’s begin to figure out the league’s elite.
The Packers did it to the Buffalo Bills, before they would lose two of their next three. Now Green Bay is taking on an Eagles team that hasn’t looked the same since their bye week.
In the last four games, the Eagles are 3-1 but are giving up 31 rushing yards MORE than before the bye week. Plus are in the middle of six straight games allowing 100+ yards to opposing offenses.
Offenses consisting of Kyler Murray, Cooper Rush, Kenny Pickett, Davis Mills, Taylor Heinicke and Matt Ryan at quarterback.
This bodes well for a Green Bay Packers offense that has rushed for 100+ yards six times (3-3) and 200+ yards four times (3-1). Facing a very vulnerable run defense, giving up 122.2 rush yards per game (14th), and 4.6 yards per carry (9th).
The Green Bay Packers will have 11 days from game to game to prepare for the Eagles. Coming off a bad loss to Washington and low-scoring late comeback against the Indianapolis Colts.
If the Packers want to strike now, the iron is hot.
They already unlocked the secret to beating Buffalo and others took notice. This time other teams have done the work for the Packers. Who luckily, have much better tools at their disposal to get the job done.
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