GREEN BAY–The Packers fell to 5-4 and their playoff hopes worsened on Sunday with a 27-13 loss to the Eagles at Lambeau Field.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes and running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 155 yards against a Packers team that lost its starting quarterback, Seneca Wallace, following the first series of the game. Ironically, Wallace had replaced Aaron Rodgers after he had sustained a broken collarbone in the first series of last Monday night’s loss to the Bears.
Wallace sustained a groin injury and was replaced by Scott Tolzien, who threw for 280 yards and a touchdown, but was also intercepted twice. An Eagles interception in the second quarter, when the Packers faced a third-and-three from the Eagles 5-yard line, was one of the big plays in the game.
The Packers had a chance to make it a seven-point game with 9:32 to play, following a coach’s challenge by Mike McCarthy reversed a non-fumble call and gave the Packers the ball at the Eagles 13-yard line. On fourth down, Jordy Nelson was unable to complete the catch of a Tolzien pass. McCarthy challenged the ruling and lost.
Philadelphia is 5-5 and with the win owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Packers.
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