Packers Morning Buzz: Eagles limping into Lambeau Field after bad loss to Lions
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
We'll start with David Murphy of the Philadelphia Inquirer writing about the injury-riddled Eagles (who will visit the Packers on Thursday night) shooting themselves in the foot in a stunning 27-24 home loss Sunday to the Lions.
While there’s certainly an argument to be made that this Eagles team is not nearly the juggernaut that many envisioned during training camp, Sunday’s loss was hardly an implosion. The Lions gained a total of 51 yards from scrimmage in scoring 13 of their 27 points, with fumbles by Nelson Agholor and Miles Sanders on back-to-back possessions setting Detroit up with a short field that resulted in a couple of field goals to go with Jamal Agnew’s 100-yard kickoff return in the first quarter.
The turnovers also killed promising drives by an Eagles offense that had little trouble moving the ball, with Carson Wentz completing 19 of 36 passes for 259 yards and rushing for another 33 yards on four carries. The Eagles outgained the Lions, 373-287. They converted seven of their 13 third down attempts. They held a four-minute edge in time of possession, and a 22-16 edge in first downs.
“We played the Lions,” left tackle Lane Johnson said, “but we beat ourselves.”
You can read the entire piece here:
Former Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels left the Lions' victory over the Eagles wearing a walking boot on his injured foot:
Tom Silverstein writes about the Packers finally having a pass rush, sacking Joe Flacco six times in a 27-16 win over the Broncos:
Pete Dougherty writes that although the Packers' pass rush and coverage has been excellent, there's still some work to do on defense:
Jim Owczarski writes about the Packers defense's "get the ball" mentality:
Marquez Valdes-Scantling is emerging as the deep threat the Packers need alongside Davante Adams, writes Ryan Wood:
Speaking of Adams, he wasn't pleased about being targeted only four times:
The Packers' offense is showing incremental improvement, Owczarski writes in his Packers Insider:
Rodgers was happy to come out of the game without needing to do laundry:
Rookie Rashan Gary says he was in the right place at the right time:
Valdes-Scantling describes his touchdown celebration:
And MVS gets some help with this victory celebration:
There are no words for this:
Jaire Alexander just keeps backing up his brash talk:
Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders expressed displeasure with his lack of attention in the Denver offense:
There also are concerns about Vic Fangio's defense, which through three games has yet to record a sack or force a turnover:
The Vikings bounced back from their loss to the Packers by rolling over the Raiders, but questions remain:
Of course, you can't have a list of greatest NFL plays without the iconic Ice Bowl game-winner (No. 8 on the list presented on the NFL Network):
But here's one that Packers fans could do without:
Speaking of those throwbacks:
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