Preview: Green Bay at Philadelphia

When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, November 28, 2016
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The early-season hype surrounding rookie Carson Wentz has quieted down, but the whispers are growing louder around two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers' inability to stop his team's maddening slump. Both quarterbacks will be trying to keep their teams in the playoff chase when Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles host Rodgers and the sliding Green Bay Packers on Monday night.

The Eagles have dropped five of seven since No. 2 overall draft pick Wentz led them to a 3-0 start, slipping into last place in the NFC East. Still, the Eagles are right on the heels of division rival Washington (6-4-1) for the final playoff spot in the conference and also own a 4-0 record at home, including victories over Atlanta and Minnesota in their last two at Lincoln Financial Field. The Packers are in the midst of a spectacular four-game slide during which they have allowed a staggering 153 points, but Rodgers is maintaining a positive outlook. "I feel like we can run the table, I really do," Rodgers said. "You just feel like it just takes one (win). We get one under our belts, things might start rolling for us and we can run the table."

TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Eagles -3. O/U: 47

ABOUT THE PACKERS (4-6): Following narrow losses to Atlanta and Indianapolis by a combined six points, Green Bay's defense has been carved up for 89 points by Tennessee and Washington in the first two stops of its three-game road trip. With the Packers having failed to force a turnover in three of the last four defeats, defensive coordinator Dom Capers told reporters: "You just keep working at it. ... We know how to do it, we’ve done it for quite a while around here, but we’re not getting it done right now." Green Bay is hopeful that Christine Michael, claimed off waivers from Seattle, will be ready to bolster a sagging running game with a full week of practice. Rodgers continues to put up solid numbers with 15 TD passes and three interceptions in his last five games.

ABOUT THE EAGLES (5-5): It's hardly a surprise that Wentz has been unable to sustain his hot start, given the dearth of playmakers at wide receiver and a spotty running game. Wentz threw seven touchdown passes against one interception in his first four games, but those numbers have changed with four scoring tosses and six picks in the last six contests. Wentz has thrown for more than 238 yards just once in his last seven games, with wideout Jordan Matthews his favorite target with 53 receptions and three touchdowns. Ryan Mathews rushed for a season-high 109 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Atlanta on Nov. 13, but he injured his knee in last week's loss at Seattle and is not expected to play. Philadelphia has surrendered only 38 points in its four home games.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Packers have won four of the last five meetings, including a 53-20 rout at Philadelphia two years ago.

2. Matthews has four TD receptions in his last six home games and recorded 107 yards and a score versus Green Bay in 2014.

3. Packers WR Jordy Nelson, who sat out last season with a knee injury, leads the NFL with nine TD catches.

PREDICTION: Packers 27, Eagles 23

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
Green Bay 4-6 L4 24.7 27.6 3-2 1-4 4-4 0-2 0-0 2-1 3-4
Philadelphia 5-5 L1 24.1 18.6 4-0 1-5 5-1 0-4 0-1 0-3 3-5

Last Meeting

Green Bay Philadelphia
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
8/29/15 PHI 39 GB 26 465 66 399 401 87 314

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
GB J. Abbrederis 0.0 0 0 0
PHI E. Acho 0.0 0 0 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
GB J. Abbrederis 0 0 0.0 0
PHI E. Acho 0 0 0.0 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
GB J. Abbrederis 0 0 0.0 0
PHI E. Acho 0 0 0.0 0
TDs Player TD
GB J. Abbrederis 0
PHI E. Acho 0
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
GB A. Rodgers 63.2 2761 25 7
PHI C. Wentz 63.2 2339 11 7
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
GB E. Lacy 71 360 5.1 0
PHI R. Mathews 102 427 4.2 7
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
GB D. Adams 53 663 12.5 6
PHI J. Matthews 53 639 12.1 3
TDs Player TD
GB J. Nelson 9
PHI R. Mathews 8

Quickchart Matchup

Green Bay Off vs  Philadelphia Def
362.7 yards
334.6 yards
4.6 yards/rush
4.5 yards/rush
6.3 yards/attempt
6.7 yards/attempt
Philadelphia Off vs  Green Bay Def
340.4 yards
356.7 yards
4.3 yards/rush
3.7 yards/rush
6.2 yards/attempt
8.1 yards/attempt

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Green Bay Overall Philadelphia
4-6 W/L 5-5
4-5-1 ATS 5-5-0
6-4-0 O/U 5-5-0
24.7 Pts For 24.1
27.6 Pts Against 18.6
Green Bay A/H Philadelphia
1-4 W/L 4-0
2-3-0 ATS 4-0-0
4-1-0 O/U 0-4-0
24.4 Pts For 27.0
32.4 Pts Against 9.5