Rodgers Throws 400th Career TD Pass as Packers Hold Off Eagles at Lambeau
Green Bay 30, Philadelphia 16
–Aaron Rodgers threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns, reaching 400 touchdown passes for his career, as the Packers defeated the Eagles at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.
Philadelphia started the scoring on the day, getting a 52-yard field goal in the first quarter from Jake Elliott to take a 3-0 lead on the Packers with 7:58 to play in the opening frame. The Packers then took control in the second quarter, as Rodgers connected with Davante Adams and Robert Tonyan in the frame for a 14-3 halftime lead. Rodgers would find Adams again midway through the third quarter for another score, then Mason Crosby would boot a 40-yard field goal early in the fourth as Green Bay extended their advantage to 23-3.
A pair of rookies would bring the Eagles back into the game in the fourth quarter – starting with quarterback Jalen Hurts, who entered in place of an ineffective Carson Wentz. The second round draft pick from Oklahoma would connect with receiver Greg Ward with 7:52 left to make the score 23-10. Then, after a three-and-out by the Packers offense, Eagles’ first round receiver Jalen Reagor would return a punt 73 yards for a touchdown to cut the margin to 23-16 with 6:30 left in the game.
The Packers and Eagles would trade punts on the next two possessions, but when Green Bay got the ball back – it took two plays to put the game on ice – as Aaron Jones ran for a 77-yard touchdown with 2:51 left to make it 30-16 in favor of the Packers. Darnell Savage would then intercept Hurts on the Eagles’ next possession to seal the win.
Passing: Aaron Rodgers – 25/34, 295 yards, 3 TD
–With his three touchdown passes today, Rodgers reached 400 career touchdown passes and became the fastest player to reach that milestone. Rodgers’ reached 400 in his 193rd career game, which is 12 fewer than Drew Brees, who was previously the fastest to 400 career TD’s.
Rushing: Aaron Jones – 15 carries, 130 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Davante Adams – 10 catches, 121 yards, 2 TD
Passing: Jalen Hurts – 5/12, 109 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Miles Sanders – 10 carries, 31 yards, 0 TD
Receiving: Dallas Goedert – 5 catches, 66 yards
The Packers have won two in a row and four of their last five to improve to 9-3. They’ll visit Detroit next Sunday for a 3:25 PM kickoff.
Other NFC North action:
Detroit 34, Chicago 30
–Adrian Peterson ran for the go-ahead score with under two minutes left as the Lions rallied from down 10 points to win in interim coach Darrell Bevell’s first game. Detroit improves to 5-7 on the season and hosts Green Bay next Sunday. Chicago has lost six in a row after a 5-1 start and hosts Houston on Sunday.
Minnesota 27, Jacksonville 24 (OT)
–Dan Bailey’s 23-yard field goal with 1:49 left in overtime lifted the Vikings past the Jaguars at home. Minnesota has won five of their last six games to improve to 6-6 on the season – they’ll travel to Tampa Bay on Sunday.