News now! Packers trail, 25-0; Cobb injures shoulder

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 29, 2015 – 7:45 pm

150829-q1blog-650GREEN BAY — The Packers trailed the Eagles, 25-0, after one quarter of play at Lambeau Field on Saturday night, but the bigger news was a shoulder injury to wide receiver Randall Cobb.

The Eagles received the opening kickoff and returned it 67 yards to the Packers 38-yard line. Immediately, the Eagles went no-huddle.

It only took the Eagles six plays to score, which they did on an 8-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Darren Sproles. Tim Tebow’s PAT rush attempt failed, and the Eagles led, 6-0, with only two minutes gone from the clock.

Brett Hundley opened at quarterback for the Packers. He was unable to move the sticks. His third-down pass intended for Cobb resulted in Cobb favoring his right shoulder as he left the field.

It took the Eagles eight plays to march 55 yards for their second touchdown, a 3-yard pass from Bradford to Trey Burton. Tebow’s PAT pass attempt was incomplete.

Rookie Ty Montgomery avoided disaster on the ensuing kickoff when he was able to recover his fumble. Disaster did strike shortly after when Eagles cornerback Walter Thurmond intercepted a Hundley pass and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles missed their PAT kick attempt, leaving them with an 18-0 lead with 6:34 to play in the first quarter.

Hundley and Montgomery produced the Packers’ first big play of the game, a 52-yard catch-and-run play to the Eagles’ 40. The drive stalled and Mason Crosby came on to attempt a 51-yard field goal. It hit the right upright and caromed wide to the right.

Bradford’s pass to Sproles gained 33 yards and the Eagles were threatening to score again. Bradford hit Brent Celek for a 7-yard touchdown with 2:11 to play. The PAT kick made it 25-0.


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