For at least a week, the Green Bay Packers have kept their playoff hopes alive, knocking off the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13 on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Aaron Rodgers had one of his best games this season, completing 30 of 39 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer rating of 116.7, as the Packers ended their four game losing streak.
Rodgers did suffer a hamstring injury during the game but played through the injury.
“I just hurt my hamstring a little bit,” Rodgers said. “I felt tight in the first half for some reason. I’ll be fine. I tried to run around too much. I played through it and will be good to go next week.”
Rodgers’ two touchdown passes went to Davante Adams on the first two possessions of the game. Adams finished with five receptions for 113 yards and the two scores. Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 91 yards. Randall Cobb added six catches for 41 yards.
The Packers dominated time of possession, field position and won the turnover battle, one to nothing. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepted a pass by Carson Wentz early in the third quarter. Wentz finished 24 for 36 for 254 yards with a rushing touchdown.
The Packers used a quick strike passing game, neutralizing the Eagles pass rush. The plan worked to perfection as the Eagles failed to sack Aaron Rodgers at all.
Not only did the Packers score early, but they converted 10 of 14 third downs (71%), the best conversion rate by any NFL team this season.
The win moves the Packers to 5-6, two games behind Detroit (7-4) and one behind Minnesota (6-5) in the NFC North Division.
Of the three teams, the Packers and Vikings have three of their last five games at home. The Lions have just two remaining games at home.
The Packers will host the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field this Sunday (noon) at Lambeau Field.