Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones celebrates a sack of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in the first quarter of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Rant: Back-to-back miscues by right tackle Marshall Newhouse put the Packers in a big hole when they were trying to rally from a 27-10 deficit. On first-and-10 from the Philadelphia 25, Newhouse was beaten badly by Vinny Curry for an 8-yard sack of Scott Tolzien. On the next play, Newhouse was called for a false-start penalty, forcing a second-and-23 situation. Ultimately, Green Bay settled for a field goal.
Rave: Rookie first-round draft pick Datone Jones had his finest game as a pro. He had two first-quarter sacks of quarterback Nick Foles, both coming on third downs, as well as two tackles for loss.
Rant: Take away a 19-yard scramble by Tolzien and the Packers averaged only 2.8 yards per carry: 80 yards on 29 attempts. Green Bay needed another exceptional day from its running backs, but Philadelphia’s defense allowed them only two runs of more than 6 yards.
Rave: Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin helped make Tolzien’s numbers look good with several difficult catches, including two on third-down plays. Boykin’s career-best 112 yards on eight catches was the Packers’ ninth 100-yard individual receiving effort of the season, tied for third in franchise history.
Rant: The Packers’ offense sputtered even worse in the second half than it did in the first, totaling only 128 total yards and 10 points on five possessions. Their time of possession was 13 minutes, 25 seconds compared to Philadelphia’s 16:35. None of their five drives consisted of more than eight plays.