Eagles vs. Packers: Live Grades and Analysis for Green Bay

Giancarlo Ferrari-King@@GiancarloKingFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2013

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Seneca Wallace #9 of the Green Bay Packers talks to head coach Mike McCarthy on the sidelines during the second half of play against the Chicago Bears during the game at Lambeau Field on November 04, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers lost their Week 10 showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles

Final Score

Philadelphia: 27

Green Bay: 13


Green Bay Packers Grades
Position UnitFirst-Half GradeFinal Grade
Pass OffenseC+C
Run OffenseBB-
Run DefenseC-F
Pass DefenseCC-
Special TeamsFF
vs. Eagles Week 10

Final Analysis for the Green Bay Packers

Pass Offense: After losing starting quarterback Seneca Wallace early in the first quarter, the Packers turned the offense over to backup QB Scott Tolzien. Throwing for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, Tolzien had an up-and-down day. It's easy to notice that without Aaron Rodgers, this Packers offense looks completely different.

Run Offense: Rushing for 73 yards on 23 carries, rookie running back Eddie Lacy did everything he could to give this Packers offense a spark. A hard-nosed runner with a lot promise, Lacy has to become the focal point of this offense with Rodgers out.

Pass Defense: Struggling to figure out exactly what the Eagles were doing on offense, the Packers’ pass defense gave up a ton of big plays in Week 10. Throwing for 228 yards and three touchdowns, Philadelphia QB Nick Foles was able to consistently get his playmakers the ball in space.

Run Defense: It was a tough day for the Packers run defense. Giving up 204 yards on the ground, the Packers had major issues generating any sort of penetration at the line of scrimmage.

Special Teams: Shanking two early field-goal attempts, Packers kicker Mason Crosby really hurt his team in Week 10. For an offense that is missing a ton of their playmakers, to be able to drive down the field and not put up points is a serious momentum killer.

Coaching: On the offensive side of things, you have to give a lot of credit to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. Coach McCarthy did everything in his power to give his offense a chance to score points. Whether it was giving Eddie Lacy a ton of work or allowing his quarterback to make quick reads, McCarthy has quickly adjusted this offense in Rodgers' absence.


GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 10: Scott Tolzien #16 of the Green Bay Packers throws a second quarter pass while playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

First-Half Analysis for the Green Bay Packers

Pass Offense: Without quarterback Aaron Rodgers out there to guide them, the Packers pass offense has looked completely different. After losing backup QB Seneca Wallace early in the first quarter to a groin injury, the Packers had to play Scott Tolzien. Although he found his groove late in the first half, the Packers struggled to put points on the board.

Run Offense: Rushing for 52 yards on 14 carries, Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy has been the most productive player on Green Bay’s offense. One of the most punishing running backs in the NFL today, Lacy is even more productive after he gets hit.

Pass Defense: Although the secondary managed to hold the Eagles to just one touchdown in the first half, wide receiver DeSean Jackson has had his way this unit. Hauling in three receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown, Jackson is on pace for a monster game in Green Bay.

Run Defense: Giving up 41 yards on just nine carries, the Packers run defense can’t seem to find an answer for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Struggling to generate any push at the line of scrimmage, McCoy has had no problem finding his rushing lanes.

Special Teams: Missing two field-goal attempts in the first half, Packers kicker Mason Crosby has had a disastrous day at Lambeau Field. With the Green Bay offense struggling to manufacture points, Crosby needs to produce if this team has any chance of beating the Eagles.

Coaching: Mike McCarthy and his staff have done a nice job of helping this offense move the football downfield. Focusing on Eddie Lacy and rhythm passes, although they only have three points, the game plan has given this team a real shot to win this football game.