Eagles kicker David Akers puts 3 on the board with a 21 yard FG.
He missed a 47-yarder in the second quarter.
Philadelphia Eagles' |
Stat Of The Week
The Philadelphia Eagles are an NFC-best 22-7 on the road since opening day 2000.
The loss for Green bay at home was only their sixth since opening-day of 2000 too.
James Thrash's 51-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter was the longest by an Eagles'
receiver since his 57-yarder against the Giants in December 2001, a span of 31 games.
Ahman Green broke the all-time Packer record of most rushing yards with 192 total rushing
yards. The previous record was held by Dorsey Levins. He had 190 yards rushing against
the Cowboys in 1997. Brett Favre has now thrown a touchdown pass in 18 straight games.
The Packers record is 22, held by Cecil Isabell from 1941 and 1942.
Captain Comeback Leads Birds On |
Late Game Drive & Big Win, 17-14.
The ghosts of Lambeau Field were no place to be seen except for the
weather that was wrought onto both teams. At game time, the thermometer
only read 39 degrees. A slight advantage for Green Bay. But it was also
raining, not snowing. Big advantage for Donovan McNabb. Why? Because,
Brett Favre's broken thumb caused 1 INT and 3 fumbles because the ball
kept slipping off the makeshift cast on his thumb. His final stats were
not all that impressive either. He completed 14 passes for only 109 yards.
His counterpart was not much better except when it mattered most. Donovan
McNabb, alias 'Captain Comeback' threw 31 times completing 15. He threw
for 198 yards with no INT's and no fumbles. He was only sacked once and
threw the game winning TD with only 27 seconds left in the game. Lastly,
he also rushed for a TD early in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles a
temporary 10-7 lead. On the game winning drive, McNabb took over at the
Eagles' 35-yard line with just 2:43 left in the game. He was marvelous
as he completed 3 of 4 yards for 37 yards, driving the Birds on 650-yard
TD drive in 2:16. He completed the last pass to Todd Pinkston with only
27 seconds left. It was also Pinkston's first TD reception of the year.
The result was a 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers at hallowed Lambeau
Field in very undesirable weather conditions. Philadelphia improved to
6-3 and remained 1 game behind the Cowboys, while the Packers fell to
4-5 on the season.
E-A-G-L-E-S .... EAGLES
The Eagles won on Monday night football again on the road under coach Andy
Reid. He is now 5-1 all-time on Monday Night specials and 11-1 overall in
primetime games. The Pack entered the game having an NFL best 23-6 home
record over the past 3 ½ years. The lure, the weather and the crowd at
Lambeau could not stop the Birds from taking victory from defeat once
again. Not even Ahman Green's 192 rushing yards could help Green Bay win
a game they had to have. The Eagles rush defense, ranked 8th entering the
game, surrendered a total of 241 rushing yards on 32 carries. But the defense
held it's own when it mattered most, stopping the Green bay offense in it's
tracks late in the 4th quarter to give the ball back to McNabb and company.
The Eagles defense forced the Packers to give the ball up with 2:43 left.
From there. Donovan McNabb drove the Eagles to victory. Philadelphia now
has won 6 of their last 7 games after staring out 0-2. The defense forced
6 fumbles; recovering 2 of them and intercepting a Brett Favre pass once.
On offense, the Eagles did not turn the ball over at all. With a 0:3 turnover
ratio, the Eagles took advantage of some timely Green Bay mistakes and the
final score read 17-14, Eagles.
For the 4th straight week, The Eagles found themselves behind at halftime. Trailing
7-0 in this one, the Birds took the kickoff and drove the ball 52 yards on 10 plays
to the Green Bay 13-yard line. David Akers proceeded to kick a short FG for the first
points of the game. Akers missed his first opportunity at 47 yards and his counterpart
missed his only chance too. Both field goals were missed in the first half when weather
conditions were at their worst. It was pretty windy throughout, but the rain made the
ball very slick causing 6 fumbles by the home team. The Packers opening drive ended when
Brett Favre fumbled the ball for an 18-yard sack. At the half, McNabb had only completed
3 of 11 passes for 28 yards and a 39.6 passer rating. Favre was 6 for 11, 58 yards and a
61.9 passer rating. Not a very good ratio for 2 of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. But
in the second half, McNabb outplayed the hall-of-fame to be QB in green and yellow. On
the game-winning TD drive, McNabb acted like a 5-star general leading the way to victory.
On the other side of the field, Brett Favre fumbled the ball away in defeat. The Eagles
are now 6-3 and in prime position to make another run towards the NFC Championship game.
Next up, the New York Giants come to town after they lost to the lowly Atlanta Falcons,
who have not won a game since the opener in Dallas. Jeremy Shockey, that loud mouth tight
end who is not very well like in South Philly will miss at least a month of action due to
a knee injury. That bodes well for the Eagles secondary and all is good now in Eaglesville.