Week 13: Eagles at Packers Game Preview

December football is upon and the final push to the playoffs is now. The Packers are in control of the their own destiny for the NFC North Division title. With three more wins the Packers will secure another division title and that all starts with the Eagles today at Lambeau Field. In the entire NFC Playoff picture the Packers are tied with the Seahawks with the second best record, so there is still plenty of work to do there. Lambeau Field will once again host 500 employees and their households again today, hopefully things progress forward and more fans will be able to witness this Packers Championship Season.

Eagles at Packers

  • When: Sunday, December 6, 2020
  • Time: 3:25pm CT
  • Where: Lambeau Field
  • TV: CBS
  • Commentators: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
  • Spread: Packers favored by 9
  • Last Meeting: 2019 week 4 – Eagles 34 @ Packers 27

3 Things to Watch

Fast Start

In the Eagles three games since their by week, they have scored a grand total of 9 points in the first half. The Packers on the other hand lead the league with 19.1 first-half points per game this season. Aaron Rodgers is playing at an MVP type level and him and head coach Matt Lafleur have the top scoring offense in the league, averaging 31.7 points per game. The Packers are 7-1 when they score 30+ points in a game. If Rodgers and the Packers offense can get off to a hot start, they can cruise to an easy victory against a team that has been struggling.

Rodgers vs Eagles Secondary

This should be a great matchup to watch. Rodgers and Lafleur vs the Eagles talented secondary. The Eagles have allowed just one receiving touchdown to a wide receiver since Week 8, the fewest total in the NFL. Meanwhile, Rodgers leads the league with eight, three touchdown games this season. It will be interesting to watch how the Packers break down the Eagles secondary with Jones, and tight end Robert Tonyan. The running game and the receiving threat of Tonyan, should open up plenty of opportunities for Rodgers to find Davante Adams for a score or two.

Packers Offensive Line vs Eagles Pass Rush

The Packers will be without starting center Corey Linsley as the team placed him on injured reserve. He with third among NFL centers for consecutive starts with 68. The offensive line has been crucial to the Rodgers success this season, as they have been keeping him upright and clean, since he has only been sacked 11 times this season. On the flip side, the Eagles defense is tied for second in the league with 36 sacks this season. That is nearly 3 sacks a game. Communication among the Packers offensive linemen and Rodgers, while making adjustments is going to be key. The Packers intend to move Elgton Jenkins to center, and rookie Rookie Jon Runyan Jr will make his first career start at left guard. Will the Eagles defense take advantage of the Linsley injury or will the Packers depth along the offensive line continue to protect Rodgers at a high level.

Final Analysis

Rodgers full remembers the Eagles victory at Lambeau Field last season. He will do everything in his power to avenge that loss. Matt Lafleur is 11-2 at Lambeau Field since taking over as head coach. Rodgers and Lafleur at going to keep the winning way going at Lambeau and come out victorious over the Eagles.

Stay healthy and Go Pack Go!

Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag

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