Eagles hold 7-0 lead over Packers after first quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 10, 2013 – 12:46 pm

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GREEN BAY–A deflected pass resulted in a long touchdown pass for the Eagles and a 7-0 lead over the Packers, following a quarter of action at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Starting quarterback Seneca Wallace has been forced to the bench.

On the Eagles’ opening possession of the game, they immediately began running their hurry up offense. After the fifth play of the game, an 8-yard run by LeSean McCoy on second-and-seven, play was stopped for an injury to Packers linebacker Brad Jones, who later left the field on his own power. The Packers then stopped the Eagles in three plays. The game was on.

The Packers countered with their run-the-ball strategy on their first possession. Eddie Lacy pounded out a couple of big gains and then Wallace converted his first third-down play. The drive ended with Mason Crosby hitting the right upright from 53 yards and the Eagles taking possession at their 43-yard line.

Philadelphia scored two plays later on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles to DeSean Jackson. The pass caromed off Tramon Williams and Morgan Burnett and into Jackson’s hands, after Williams and Burnett collided in pursuit of the ball.

Scott Tolzien replaced Wallace on the Packers’ next possession. Wallace sustained a groin injury and his return is reportedly questionable. The Packers were forced to punt.

A Datone Jones sack saved the Packers from an Eagles field goal attempt. A subsequent punt pinned the Packers inside their 5-yard line with 1:59 left to play in the first quarter.


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