POST PACKERS NOTEBOOK: EAGLES ARE ONE OF TOP PRIMETIME TEAMS
Doug Pederson has led the Eagles to a 13-5 record in primetime games since 2016 (including playoffs). In that span, Philadelphia’s .722 primetime winning percentage is tied with Dallas for the 4th-highest in the NFL, behind New England (.773, 17-5), Seattle (.767, 11-3-1) and Pittsburgh (.733, 11-4).
The Eagles also improved to 6-3 in primetime away games since 2016 (including playoffs), marking the 3rd-highest primetime winning percentage (.667) on the road in that span, trailing only Pittsburgh (.750, 6-2) and New England (.714, 5-2) (min. 5 games).
Philadelphia is one of just four NFL teams with an undefeated record (4-0) on Thursday Night Football since 2016, joining L.A. Chargers, Pittsburgh and Seattle. Overall, the Eagles are now 5-0 in Thursday games under Doug Pederson (also won Thursday season opener vs. Atlanta in 2018).
According to Elias Sports, Pederson is the first NFL head coach to win his first 4 career Thursday games on a short week since Jim Caldwell (5) with Indianapolis (2009-11) and Detroit (2014-15). He is the first to do so with the same team since Bobby Ross (4) with Detroit (1997-2000).
Philadelphia now owns a 3-0 record in Thursday Night Football road games since 2016 (also W, 34-13 at N.Y. Giants on 10/11/18; W, 28-23 at Carolina on 10/12/17).
EAGLES’ RECORD ON THE ROAD (SINCE 2017)
Since 2017, Philadelphia has registered an 11-7 record in regular-season away games, tying Kansas City for the 6th-best road winning percentage (.611) in that span, behind L.A. Rams (.833, 15-3), New Orleans (.667, 12-6), L.A. Chargers (.647, 11-6), New England (.647, 11-6) and Pittsburgh (.639, 11-6-1).
SERIES HISTORY: EAGLES vs. PACKERS
Philadelphia has won 7 of its last 12 games vs. Green Bay (including playoffs). The Eagles’ .583 winning percentage is the highest among NFL teams that have played the Packers 10+ times since 2003.
The Eagles have defeated the Packers for the first time since 11/10/13 at Lambeau Field (W, 27-13).
According to Elias Sports, Philadelphia delivered Aaron Rodgers (58-1-1) his first career loss at home in a game in which the Packers held a lead of 10+ points (led 10-0 in the first quarter).
The Eagles cut the deficit to 7-10 in the second quarter after Carson Wentz connected with Alshon Jeffery on a 6-yard TD. The drive was set up by a 67-yard kickoff return by Miles Sanders.
Sanders’ career-long 67-yard kickoff return was the longest by an Eagles rookie since Wendell Smallwood’s 86-yard kickoff return TD on 10/16/16 at Washington. It was the longest by any Eagle since Josh Huff’s 98-yard kickoff return TD on 10/23/16 vs. Minnesota.
Jeffery’s 6-yard TD was his 2nd receiving TD (3rd overall) of the season and marked his 17th as an Eagle. Since joining the team in 2017, Jeffery ranks 3rd among NFL wide receivers with 15 red zone receiving TDs, trailing only Davante Adams (19) and DeAndre Hopkins (17).
Philadelphia claimed a 14-13 lead with 2:48 remaining in the second quarter when Carson Wentz found Dallas Goedert on a 3-yard TD pass, capping an 11-play, 60-yard scoring drive.
Goedert’s 3-yard TD marked his 1st TD of the season and 6th of his career (including playoffs).
Five of Goedert’s 6 career TDs have either tied the game or given the Eagles the lead.
Philadelphia used a one-yard rushing TD by Jordan Howard to take a 21-13 advantage with 0:59 remaining in the second quarter. The 4-play, 17-yard scoring drive was made possible by Derek Barnett’s strip-sack of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers at the 2:00 mark (recovered by Brandon Graham).
Barnett recorded his 3rd career strip-sack (including playoffs). His previous two such instances occurred in the 2017 NFC Championship Game on 1/21/18 vs. Minnesota (Case Keenum) as well as on 11/19/17 at Dallas (Dak Prescott). Graham’s fumble recovery marked the 5th of his career and first since 12/9/18 at Dallas (Dak Prescott, forced by Michael Bennett).
Howard has produced rushing TDs in consecutive games for the first time since 12/16/18-12/30/18 (3 games) with Chicago.
The Eagles made it a 27-20 game in the third quarter when Carson Wentz hooked up with Jordan Howard for a 20-yard TD to complete an 8-play, 76-yard scoring drive.
Wentz has registered 3+ passing TDs for the 11th time of his NFL career and first since 12/9/18 at Dallas. Wentz’s 11 career games with 3+ passing TDs are the 4th-most by an NFL QB since 2017, behind Patrick Mahomes (13), Russell Wilson (13) and Tom Brady (12).
Wentz recorded his 18th career game with a 100+ passer rating (113.2).
Howard’s 20-yard TD reception marked his 2nd career receiving TD (also 21-yard TD on 10/9/16 at Indianapolis with Chicago) as well as his 7th career multi-TD performance (first since posting 2 rushing TDs on 12/30/18 vs. Minnesota with Chicago).
Philadelphia broke a 27-27 tie in the fourth quarter with an 8-play, 75-yard scoring drive that resulted in a 2-yard rushing TD by Jordan Howard (3rd offensive TD of the game), 34-27.
Miles Sanders sparked the Eagles’ possession with a career-long 30-yard rush.
Howard matched a career high with 3 offensive TDs (last: 12/4/16 vs. San Francisco with Chicago, all rushing). Howard is the first Eagles RB to record 3+ offensive TDs in a single game since LeSean McCoy on 12/18/11 vs. N.Y. Jets (all rushing).
The TD capped off a 4-for-4 evening in the red zone for Philadelphia.
The Eagles sealed the 34-27 victory with a Nigel Bradham INT with :28 remaining in regulation. Bradham picked off a pass intended for Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the endzone and returned it to the Philadelphia 21-yard line.
The INT marked the third of Bradham’s career and the first since the 2016 season (9/19/16 at Chicago).
It was Aaron Rodgers’ first INT of the season, which came after 212 consecutive passes without an INT. *
This notebook is courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles Media Relations Department.