The Eagles look to bounce back from a 7-9 finish last season, and they’ll open their 2017 campaign with an exhibition at Lambeau Field.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Click here to see if the game is being broadcast in your area.
Philadelphia – 6-0 – 3-0 9
Green Bay– 0-17 – 0-7 24
Taysom Hill sighting! The former BYU signal-caller hit Michael Clark from nine yards out to cap off the evening.
Brett Hundley is expected to do most of the heavy lifting for Green Bay in the preseason, and he gets his first score via Jeff Janis. Janis put a double-move on Eagles corner C.J. Smith, giving him the space to make an easy endzone grab.
The Packers get a huge play from former fifth-round pick Trevor Davis. He fielded a punt at his own 32 and took it 68 yards to the house for Green Bay’s first points of the preseason.
The Eagles strike first on their opening drive, with Wentz hitting rookie Mack Hollins for a 38-yard TD. Check out Hollins make the catch, then punish two defensive backs on his way to paydirt.
The last time we saw the Green Bay Packers, they were riding an eight-game win streak into the NFC Championship game. They were promptly stomped by the Falcons, trailing 24-0 at halftime and finishing the season with a 21-44 defeat.
Rodgers is now in his 10th season as a starter, and will once again have his sights set on the highest of prizes. The Packers added impact rookies on both sides of the ball, including running back Jamal Williams, who rushed for 1,375 yards last year at BYU. The Packers don’t normally spend in free agency, but added charismatic tight end Martellus Bennett in the offseason.
The Eagles, on the other hand, made several free agent moves in the spring. Most of them were focused on offense, where Carson Wentz struggled to find consistency in his first season. Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith should help Wentz make more plays downfield, while Legarrette Blount should help keep the team balanced on the ground.
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