Eagles hand Packers first loss of season, 34-27

Eagles hand Packers first loss of season, 34-27

It took 212 passes for Aaron Rodgers to throw a pick this season.

That interception was the big one, though.

Green Bay (3-1) nearly put together an 89-yard scoring drive inside the final five minutes, but an interception in the endzone with 24 seconds left was enough for the Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) to escape Lambeau Field on Thursday night with a 34-27 victory.

Aaron Rodgers is consistently looking like himself again, tossing scores to Geronimo Allison and Jimmy Graham. But his favorite target on the night was Davante Adams, who went for nearly 200 receiving yards and topping 100-yard plateau for the second time in four games this season.

While the Packers’ offense was humming, Carson Wentz and the Eagles went to work and matched the Packers for most of the night. After falling behind 7-0 following Aaron Jones’ 3-yard rushing touchdown three minutes into the game, the Eagles roared back and went on a 20-6 run, highlighted by a pair of short passing scores from Wentz.

But Jordan Howard was the biggest star of the night. The Eagles’ new running back tallied three scores, including two on the ground. The second one pushed Philadelphia ahead 34-27 early in the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing possession, the Packers drove down the field, but were halted inside the 10 and failed to convert on a fourth-and-goal.

On the injury front, Packers tailback Jamal Williams was taken off on a stretcher in the first quarter following a hit from the Eagles’ Derek Barnett.

According to the Packers’ Twitter account, Williams was being evaluated for head and neck injuries, but did have feeling and movement in all of his extremities.

The Packers now hit the road for the first time since Week 1 when they play the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Dallas at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 6.

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