Matthews, Perry, Lang all playing; Packers-Eagles inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 10, 2013 – 10:30 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for this afternoon’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers
10 WR Chris Harper
12 QB Aaron Rodgers
25 CB James Nixon
55 LB Andy Mulumba
78 T Derek Sherrod
93 DE Josh Boyd
98 DE C.J. Wilson

Philadelphia Eagles
7 QB Michael Vick
24 CB Bradley Fletcher
39 RB Matthew Tucker
54 LB Jake Knott
64 T Matt Tobin
67 T Dennis Kelly
89 WR B.J. Cunningham


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What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Eagles game

Posted by on November 10, 2013 – 10:00 am


– The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 10 of their last 11 regular-season games.

– Green Bay has posted 3,384 yards of offense this season, the most through eight games in franchise history.

– Green Bay has rushed for 100-plus yards in seven consecutive games and 135-plus yards in six of the last seven contests. The Packers’ 1,189 rushing yards this season are the most through eight games since 2003 (1,234 yards) and the fourth most through eight games by the club since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

– The Packers have had an 80-yard rusher in each of the last seven games, the longest single-season streak in franchise history. Green Bay is tied for No. 1 in the NFL with four 100-yard rushers this season, the most in a season by the Packers since they had six in 2007.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in six of eight games this season and ranks No. 1 in the NFL with eight 100-yard receivers on the season.

– The Packers have turned the ball over just three times in their last five games.

– Green Bay has scored on its opening possession in five straight games, the longest streak for the Packers since a five-game stretch in 2011.

– Including playoffs, Green Bay has held its opponent to 20 points or less in 10 of its last 12 games at Lambeau Field.

– The Packers have allowed 307.3 yards per game since Week 3, No. 3 in the NFL over that span. Green Bay has held its opponent to less than 300 yards of total offense in four of the last six games.

– Green Bay ranks No. 8 in the NFL in scoring defense since Week 5 with an average of 19.4 points allowed per game.

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 545 yards over the last five games, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs one rushing TD to move into a tie for the second-most TD runs in a season by a rookie in team history. With four on the season, Lacy is one behind Charles Goldenberg, Gerry Ellis and Brent Fullwood (five each) and two behind Samkon Gado (six).

– WR Jordy Nelson has posted a 18.0-yard receiving average over his last 11 regular-season games, catching 49 passes for 884 yards and nine TDs. He has caught at least one TD pass in six of his last nine games.

– Nelson has caught 17 TD passes at home since 2011, which is tied for No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only Saints TE Jimmy Graham (20).

– Nelson has 10 catches of 25-plus yards this season, good for No. 2 in the NFL through Week 9.

– RB James Starks has posted three TD runs of 25-plus yards over his last four games, the first Packer to do so over a four-game span in franchise history.

– In two career games against the Eagles, including a playoff contest in 2010, LB Clay Matthews has recorded four sacks against Philadelphia.

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Green Bay hosts Philadelphia for the first time since 2007

Posted by on November 10, 2013 – 9:00 am

– The Packers will host the Eagles today, the first meeting between the teams in Green Bay since the 2007 season opener. This will be the 13th meeting all-time between the clubs at Lambeau Field.

– Green Bay’s four-game winning streak was snapped on Monday night with a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. It also ended the Packers’ 10-game home winning streak and their 10-game home winning streak against NFC North foes.

– The Packers have had a winning streak of four or more games each of the past five seasons (2009-13), the only NFL team to do so over that span. At 5-3 on the season, Green Bay is currently tied for first in the NFC North with Chicago and Detroit.

– This marks the fourth straight year (2010-13) that the Packers have been above .500 at the midway point of the season.

– This is the only time this season that the Packers have back-to-back games at home, the first time that has happened for Green Bay since 2008. The Packers do not have back-to-back road games on their schedule for the first time in franchise history.

– Today’s contest marks the 38th time the Packers and Eagles have met in the regular season, with Green Bay holding a 24-13 edge in the series. The teams have met three times in the postseason, with Green Bay winning one of those games.

– Green Bay has won three straight games against the Eagles, including a 2010 Wild Card win in Philadelphia that was the start of the Packers’ run to the Super Bowl XLV title.

– It will be a matchup of the top two teams in the NFC since 2000. Green Bay has a 136-80 regular-season record (.630) over that span, No. 1 in the conference, while Philadelphia checks in at No. 2 (129-87-1, .597).

– Since 1992, there have been only two seasons (1999, 2005) that didn’t feature either the Packers or the Eagles or both clubs in the playoffs.

– Today will be a matchup of two of the top offenses in the league this season. Green Bay ranks No. 2 in the NFL with an average of 423.0 yards per game and Philadelphia ranks No. 4 in the league with an average of 413.2 yards per game. The Packers and Eagles are the only two teams in the league to rank in the top 10 in both rushing and passing offense.

– The Packers have won 10 of their last 11 regular-season games at home and 23 of their last 25 (.920) at Lambeau Field.

– Green Bay has won 17 of its last 18 regular-season games at Lambeau Field that were played Nov. 1 or later.

– The Packers enter today’s contest having won 33 of their last 42 regular-season games, a .786 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (34-9, .791).


– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Mike Carey (94), umpire Chad Brown (31), head linesman Mark Baltz (26), line judge Tim Podraza (47), field judge Mike Weir (50), side judge Doug Rosenbaum (67) and back judge Billy Smith (2).

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Bakhtiari, B. Jones, Banjo are Sunday’s captains

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 10, 2013 – 8:00 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be T David Bakhtiari (offense), LB Brad Jones (defense) and S Chris Banjo (special teams).

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Eagles Head Coach Kelly on Packers, LB Casey Matthews on brother Clay

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 6, 2013 – 3:30 pm


Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly and LB Casey Matthews were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. To listen to Kelly and Matthews talk about Sunday’s game, click on the links below.

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly (10:30)
Philadelphia Eagles LB Casey Matthews (12:21)

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Packers trade up to 51

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 27, 2012 – 7:19 pm

The Packers are about to go on the clock after trading up from pick 59 to 51 in a swap with the Eagles.

More details to follow.

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