Green Bay Packers (7-3) 53, Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) 20
Sunday November 16th 2014 (at Green Bay)
Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams celebrates with fans after catching a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Philadelphia Eagles' Bradley Fletcher trips up Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson after a 64-yard pass reception during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
GAME RECAP (SportsNetwork.com)
(GREEN BAY) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers used another big first half to stay hot at a chilly Lambeau Field with a commanding 53-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Rodgers, who threw six first-half touchdowns last week in a 55-14 blowout of the Bears, threw for three touchdowns and 341 yards on a 22-of-36 completion rate for the Packers (7-3), who improved to 5-0 at home, where they have outscored opponents 219-85 this season. "Very good home victory. I thought our players did an excellent job in all three phases," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "I've got to figure out new ways to compliment Aaron Rodgers. He's playing at an extremely high level." Eddie Lacy ran for 69 yards and a score on 10 carries, while also making three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown. Randall Cobb had a game-high 129 yards on 10 catches, Jordy Nelson made four grabs for 109 yards a score and Davante Adams also hauled in a TD catch in the win. It is the first time in franchise history that the Packers have scored 50-plus points in consecutive games. The Packers also moved into a tie for first in the NFC North after the Cardinals defeated the Lions, 14-6. Mark Sanchez completed 26-of-44 passes for 346 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Eagles (7-3), who gave up the most points in a game since a 62-10 loss to the Giants on Nov. 26, 1972. "Rain or shine. Win or lose. We have to stick together," said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. "These guys always come to work. We'll be ready to work when we come back on Tuesday." Jordan Matthews led Philadelphia receivers with five catches for 107 yards and a score, Jeremy Maclin added a touchdown grab and 93 yards on nine catches and LeSean McCoy ran 23 times for 88 yards in the loss. Nelson caught a 64-yard dart over Bradley Fletcher to set the Packers up at the Eagles' 9 on the opening drive of the game. After three straight incompletions, Mason Crosby's 27-yard field goal gave the Packers an early lead. The Packers used two big conversions on third down to find the end zone on their next drive. Rodgers connected with Andrew Quarless on a 24-yard strike after being backed up on a 3rd-and-18, and then hit Richard Rodgers for a gain of 19 yards on a 3rd-and-10. After Lacy ran for 10 yards, Adams hauled in a 6-yard pass and just crossed the goal line for a 10-0 game with over three minutes to play in the first. Philadelphia's ensuing drive stalled after Sanchez was sacked for a loss of nine yards on third down. Micah Hyde returned Donnie Jones' punt 75 yards for a score and a 17-0 lead. Sanchez dumped off a short pass to Darren Sproles, who took it 16 yards, and two plays later, McCoy's gained 18 yards on a catch-and-run to move the Eagles to the Packers' 13. Sanchez, however, was sacked for a loss of 10 yards on third down and Philadelphia settled for Cody Parkey's 33-yard field goal early in the second. Green Bay went up 24-3 on its next drive as Nelson tip-toed the right sideline before entering the end zone on a 27-yard touchdown catch to cap a 6-play, 80- yard trek. Rodgers scrambled for a pickup of 16 yards, Cobb and Nelson caught passes of 11 and 10 yards, respectively, and Fletcher's pass interference in the end zone moved the Packers to the 1. Lacy ran the ball in on the next play for a 30-3 lead with two minutes remaining before the break. Parkey booted a 33-yarder as play expired in the opening half. The Eagles received the ball to start the third quarter and moved the ball up to the Green Bay's 42 before McCoy fumbled off an exchange from Sanchez and Nick Perry recovered the ball. After each team punted, Cobb's 20-yard catch led to Crosby's 33-yard field goal just inside the left goal post for a 33-6 lead close to the midway point of the third. Julius Peppers intercepted Sanchez and returned the ball 52 yards for a touchdown, making it a 39-6 contest. Crosby had his extra point blocked. Philadelphia finally found the back of the end zone on its next drive with 2:21 remaining in the third. On 4th-and-4, Zach Ertz caught a 22-yard pass down to Green Bay's 181 and Matthews shrugged off a defender for a 10-yard score. Lacy broke two tackles up the middle and raced up the left sideline for a 37- yard carry. Three plays later, Lacy caught a short pass, juked past a defender, broke a tackle and was pushed into the end zone by a defender on a 32-yard score for a 46-13 lead early in the fourth. Tramon Williams picked off Sanchez on the following drive, but Crosby's 50- yard attempt sailed wide right. The Packers, however, capitalized on Sanchez's next blunder. Jason Kelce's snap went through Sanchez's hands and Casey Hayward took it back 49 yards for another score. The Eagles took over at Green Bay's 5 after Malcolm Jenkins blocked Tim Masthay's punt, but were stuffed on four straight run attempts.
Game Notes: The Packers have outscored opponents 128-9 in the first half over their last four home games ...Green Bay's plus-134 point differential at home leads the NFL...The Packers wore their third jersey, which are throwbacks from the team's 1929 first world championship squad...Kelly is the first Eagles coach to allow 50-plus yards twice. Denver defeated Philadelphia, 52-20, in Week 3 of last season...Peppers recorded his sixth career return touchdown and became the first player in NFL history with 100 career sacks and four interceptions returned for touchdowns...It was Lacy's first game with both a rushing and receiving score...Parkey's 15 straight made field goals tied him with David Akers (2004, 2008) for fifth in franchise history...Rodgers has a streak of 322 consecutive attempts without an interception at Lambeau Field during the regular season. His last pick came on Dec. 2, 2012 against Minnesota.
                      PHILADELPHIA   GREEN BAY
First downs                     22          25
Rushes-yards                31-109      25-110
Net Passing yards              320         365
Passing (Att-Comp-Int)     44-26-2     38-24-0
Sacked-Yards Lost             3-26         1-2
Punts-Average               4-39.8      2-20.0
Fumbles-Lost                   4-2         2-0
Penalties-Yards               6-53        4-52
Time of Possession           27:18       32:42
PHILADELPHIA -  0   6   7   7  - 20
GREEN BAY -    17  13   9  14  - 53
1st - GB - Mason Crosby, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB - Davante Adams, 6-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - GB - Micah Hyde, 75-yard punt return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - PHIL - Cody Parkey, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-3
2nd - GB - Jordy Nelson, 27-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 24-3
2nd - GB - Eddie Lacy, 1-yard run (Two-point conversion failed) GREEN BAY 30-3
2nd - PHIL - Parkey, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 30-6
3rd - GB - Crosby, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 33-6
3rd - GB - Julius Peppers, 52-yard interception return (Crosby kick blocked) GREEN BAY 39-6
3rd - PHIL - Jordan Matthews, 10-yard pass from Mark Sanchez (Parkey kick) GREEN BAY 39-13
4th - GB - Lacy, 32-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 46-13
4th - GB - Casey Hayward, 49-yard fumble return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 53-13
4th - PHIL - Jeremy Maclin, 20-yard pass from Sanchez (Parkey kick) GREEN BAY 53-20
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 10-69 1 TD, Aaron Rodgers 3-32, James Starks 8-9, John Kuhn 1-3, Matt Flynn 3-(-3)
PHILADELPHIA - LeSean McCoy 23-88, Darren Sproles 2-21, Mark Sanchez 3-0, Chris Polk 3-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 36-22-341 3 TD, Matt Flynn 2-2-26
PHILADELPHIA - Mark Sanchez 44-26-346 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Randall Cobb 10-129, Jordy Nelson 4-109 1 TD, Eddie Lacy 3-45 1 TD, Andrew Quarless 2-35, James Starks 2-17, Davante Adams 2-13 1 TD, Richard Rodgers 1-19
PHILADELPHIA - Jeremy Maclin 9-39 1 TD, Jordan Matthews 5-107 1 TD, Zach Ertz 4-55, Riley Cooper 4-39, Darren Spoles 2-23, LeSean McCoy 1-18, Brent Celek 1-11
AROUND THE NFC NORTH
Sunday November 16th
CHICAGO 21, Minnesota 13 -  Jay Cutler had three touchdown passes to lead the Chicago Bears in a 21-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North battle on Sunday. Cutler was 31-of-43 for 330 yards with two interceptions, while Brandon Marshall had two touchdown catches and Alshon Jeffery caught the other score for the Bears (4-6), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Matt Forte rushed for 117 yards on 26 carries and added six catches for 58 yards for Chicago, which had lost by a combined 82 points during its skid. Teddy Bridgewater went 18-for-28 for 158 yards with a touchdown and an interception
for the Vikings (4-6), who came into the game off their bye week after winning two straight.
ARIZONA 14, Detroit 6 - Drew Stanton threw touchdown passes to Michael Floyd on the first two drives of the game and the Arizona Cardinals held on to beat the Detroit Lions 14-6 on Sunday. Stanton stepped in again for Carson Palmer, who was lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee last week. His touchdown throws of 42 and 12 yards to Floyd in the first nine minutes of the game stood up as the NFL-leading Cardinals (9-1) pushed their winning streak to six, their longest since 1977. It's the first time the franchise won nine of its first 10 games since the Chicago Cardinals went 11-1 in 1948. Matt Prater kicked two field goals for the Lions (7-3), who had a four-game winning streak snapped -- their longest since a 5-0 start to the 2011 season. Detroit's Matthew Stafford threw for just 183 yards with an interception, but set an NFL passing record during the game. He became the quickest quarterback to reach 20,000 yards, doing it in 71 games -- three fewer than Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino needed for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s.
NFC NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS
GREEN BAY    7   3   0   .700   330  225
Detroit      7   3   0   .700   188  156
Chicago      4   6   0   .400   215  290
Minnesota    4   6   0   .400   181  220