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Jordan Howard’s three TDs, Nigel Bradham interception seal 34-27 win for Eagles over Packers

Posted by Curtis Crabtree on September 27, 2019, 12:08 AM EDT

Jordan Howard scored three touchdowns – two rushing, one receiving – and Nigel Bradham intercepted Aaron Rodgers on a deflected pass in the end zone inside the final minute as the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 34-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

Howard’s third score, a 2-yard run with 14:13 remaining, served as the winning score the Eagles as a banged up Philadelphia defense came up big when needed. The Eagles were down to just two healthy cornerbacks by the end of the night as Sidney Jones left with a hamstring injury and Avonte Maddox had to leave the field on a stretcher after taking a scary shot to the head from teammate Andrew Sendejo in the closing moments.

The Packers had two drives to get the tying score from inside the Eagles 5-yard line and came up empty both times.

A defensive pass interference call against Maddox gave the Packers a first-and-goal at the Eagles’ 1-yard line with nine minutes left to play. However, Davante Adams was sidelined due to a toe injury and his absence was critical. The Packers attempted four straight passes from the Eagles’ door step and were unsuccessful on all four to give possession back to Philadelphia and remain a touchdown behind on the scoreboard.

The Eagles managed to move the ball 50 yards out of danger with the assistance of a facemask penalty against Dean Lowry before giving the ball back to Green Bay with 5:02 left to play. A pass interference call on Johnathan Cyprien gave the Packers a final red zone opportunity inside the final two minutes. After an Aaron Jones run moved the Packers to the Philadelphia 3-yard line, Rodgers throw to Marquez Valdes-Scantling was deflected into the air and picked off by Bradham to seal the win for the Eagles.

The Packers out-gained the Eagles by a 491-336 margin, but Philadelphia made the most of their opportunities.

Howard finished with 87 yards rushing and 28 yards receiving in racking up his three scores for the Eagles. Carson Wentz completed just 16 of 27 passes for 160 yards, but three of those completions were in the end zone to Howard, Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert.

The Packers jumped out to a 10-0 lead behind a 3-yard Jones touchdown and 30-yard Mason Crosby field goal. Crosby would add a second field goal from 31 yards out after Jeffery’s touchdown to keep a 13-7 lead until the latter stages of the first half.

Goedert’s touchdown with 2:45 left in the half gave Philadelphia the lead and a Rodgers fumble on a sack-fumble by Derek Barnett led to Howard’s first score as the Eagles took a 21-13 lead into half.

Rodgers would connect with Geronimo Allison and Jimmy Graham for touchdowns in the second half but they were unable to get the final touchdown they needed to send the game to overtime. Rodgers completed 34 of 53 passes for 422 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Adams had a career-high 180 yards on 10 receptions for the Packers in the loss.

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See, I knew if I picked the Packers to win....they would lose!

I will be picking the Packers each and every week from now on. I think I can jinx them into a 3-13 season from here on out.

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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I am very happy for Howard, to have found a place and a HC, that knows how to use him to great effect.

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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Yeah Howard looked real good last night. That TD he caught was a thing of beauty, had the whole Packer secondary fooled!

After that performance it still makes you say, wtf Nagy? You couldn't come up with any plays drawn up to match Howard's skill set? Doug Petersen did .........

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Corn Cob wrote:

Yeah Howard looked real good last night. That TD he caught was a thing of beauty, had the whole Packer secondary fooled!

After that performance it still makes you say, wtf Nagy? You couldn't come up with any plays drawn up to match Howard's skill set? Doug Petersen did .........

.....running basically the exact same offense.

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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The Shadow wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

Yeah Howard looked real good last night. That TD he caught was a thing of beauty, had the whole Packer secondary fooled!

After that performance it still makes you say, wtf Nagy? You couldn't come up with any plays drawn up to match Howard's skill set? Doug Petersen did .........

.....running basically the exact same offense.

....with a quarterback who can actually run the full offense.

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BamaBear09 wrote:

 

The Shadow wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

Yeah Howard looked real good last night. That TD he caught was a thing of beauty, had the whole Packer secondary fooled!

After that performance it still makes you say, wtf Nagy? You couldn't come up with any plays drawn up to match Howard's skill set? Doug Petersen did .........

.....running basically the exact same offense.

....with a quarterback who can actually run the full offense.

....who doesn't need to be told to "Shut the F**k,up!".

Having a lot of tools does not make you a Carpenter.  -Vic Fangio

 

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So bitter sweet to watch.......  

Even while enjoying both the packers loss and the skill, determination, and power of Howard on display........ the cruel truth became undisputably proven beyond the shadow of any doubt.  Frankly my worst fear concerning Matt Nagy.  His glaring incompetetence for a shred of a run game can no longer be denied.  I really had been holding on to the hope that maybe what my eyes told me I saw was wrong.  That Howard really had lost a step and/or couldn't catch a football and/or didn't "fit the system".  That the O line just couldn't run block as well as they did before for some unkown reason and in fact Howard was perhaps just making them look bad.

This is a horrible reality exposed for all the NFL to key on now.  If Nagy cannot figure out how to incorperate a run game effectively into his fancy ass pass heavy RPO craptastic "system" the O line, the QB, and this offense will continue to struggle, appear streaky, and never be able to get to that next level.  I know I sound like a broken record, but it's just the cold hard truth.  Nagy's system is one dimensional and any decent defense will take the same advantage of it that the packers and Broncos did.  The packers have figured it out, Fangio knew this.  Until Matt Nagy pulls his head out of his ass and gives the run game the same or even more attention as the pass, it will always look like Trubisky is streaky and the O line is soft.  Three damn run plays and a bunch of RPO's with absolutely no common sense to how they are even incorperated into any given series of plays or situations is all this guy has right now and there is literally no other theory or explanation left to attribute this offenses failures to.

Mitch Trubisky is not the problem, Jorden Howard was not the problem, the O line is not the problem..............  Matt Nagy is his own biggest problem.

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Chicago Bears: Trading away Jordan Howard was a mistake

 Jordan Howard needed to be on the field half of the time for teams to not assume they are running when he is out there, he needed to be looked at as a threat. Nagy would call Howard in the game when the Bears needed a few extra yards.

Howard is a powerful runner and to be successful in the NFL, you need to have a guy that can run the ball powerfully and kill time off the clock. That is what made Howard so special, he had the ability to run guys over with his power, was very tough to tackle, and helped the Bears hold on to wins by running out the clock.

 Without a guy like Jordan Howard, the Bears will continue to struggle in running situations and when they need to kill clock late in games. Trading away Howard was taking a secret weapon away from Mitch Trubisky, a weapon that could kill clock, fight for extra yards, and score touchdowns when called upon.

https://dawindycity.com/2019/09/27/chicago-bears-trading-jordan-howard-mistake/

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

So bitter sweet to watch.......  

Even while enjoying both the packers loss and the skill, determination, and power of Howard on display........ the cruel truth became undisputably proven beyond the shadow of any doubt.  Frankly my worst fear concerning Matt Nagy.  His glaring incompetetence for a shred of a run game can no longer be denied.  I really had been holding on to the hope that maybe what my eyes told me I saw was wrong.  That Howard really had lost a step and/or couldn't catch a football and/or didn't "fit the system".  That the O line just couldn't run block as well as they did before for some unkown reason and in fact Howard was perhaps just making them look bad.

This is a horrible reality exposed for all the NFL to key on now.  If Nagy cannot figure out how to incorperate a run game effectively into his fancy ass pass heavy RPO craptastic "system" the O line, the QB, and this offense will continue to struggle, appear streaky, and never be able to get to that next level.  I know I sound like a broken record, but it's just the cold hard truth.  Nagy's system is one dimensional and any decent defense will take the same advantage of it that the packers and Broncos did.  The packers have figured it out, Fangio knew this.  Until Matt Nagy pulls his head out of his ass and gives the run game the same or even more attention as the pass, it will always look like Trubisky is streaky and the O line is soft.  Three damn run plays and a bunch of RPO's with absolutely no common sense to how they are even incorperated into any given series of plays or situations is all this guy has right now and there is literally no other theory or explanation left to attribute this offenses failures to.

Mitch Trubisky is not the problem, Jorden Howard was not the problem, the O line is not the problem..............  Matt Nagy is his own biggest problem.

Now I know this isn't going to change the fact that in your head the run game issues are all on Nagy and his inability to create a run game but Kyle Long is a liability on the field... and the oline in general has been flat out awful blocking for run plays... Nagy stuck to the run again Denver and they averaged under 3 yards a carry when you take away Patterson's runs... Montgomery averaged 3.1 yards per carry and had a defender in his face as soon as he got the ball on every carry... if the oline could block the entire game like they did in the 4th quarter vs Washington the running game would be more effective and probably be worked into the gameplan more... 

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Meh......Nothing could change my mind at this point.

The good news is Nagy can fix this.  He's a smart guy, and I think he will.

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