The Packers’ Running Game. With Aaron Rodgers out, the Packers are going to lean heavily on rookie running back Eddie Lacy. Lacy, a punishing runner, rushed for 150 yards in Monday’s loss to the Bears and has averaged 109 yards per game in the last five games. The Eagles have been solid against the run all season.
Defending Another Mobile QB. Seneca Wallace isn’t quite the running threat that Terrelle Pryor is, but he has good speed and can extend plays. Pryor rushed for 94 yards against the Eagles last week, but when he didn’t break containment, the Eagles were effective with their pressure. Wallace was sacked four times by the Bears Monday night. Because of his size (he’s just 5-11), he needs to get outside the pocket to be effective.
Waiting For LeSean. McCoy had another uneventful rushing performance in the Raiders’win, rushing for just 44 yards on 12 carries. He had just one double-digit-yard run and two rushing first downs and three runs for losses. He has averaged just 3.4 yards per carry in the last five games and has only three rushing TDs all season.
The Riley & Nick Show. Riley Cooper had the best game of his career against the Raiders. Targeted six times by Nick Foles, he had five catches for 139 yards and 3 TDs. In 13 quarters with Foles, the 6-3, 225-pound wideout has 12 catches for 291 yards and 4 TDs. In 19 quarters with Mike Vick, he he had just 8 catches for 91 yards and 1 TD.
Nick’s Picks. Foles has yet to throw an interception this season and has thrown just two in his last 341 attempts dating back to last season. The Packers defense has just three interceptions in eight games and only seven takeaways overall.
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