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Eagles lead 6-0 after one quarter

Posted Aug 10, 2017

Packers get off to sloppy start


GREEN BAY – A sloppy start for the Packers led to an early 6-0 lead for the Eagles after one quarter of the preseason opener on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

The game began with the Packers going three-and-out, though they lined up to go for it on fourth-and-1 before a false start forced them to punt.

The Eagles picked up a first down on a 6-yard pass to WR Jordan Matthews, but LB Nick Perry followed with an 8-yard sack, and moments later CB Damarious Randall left the game with an injury. He was carted to the locker room, and it was later announced he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Eagles eventually faced fourth-and-2 in Green Bay territory and went for it, converting on another pass to Matthews, for 7 yards and a first down on the 35.

Two run stops pushed the Eagles back 3 yards, but on third-and-13, QB Carson Wentz avoided what looked like a sure sack by LB Clay Matthews and found WR Mack Hollins over the middle. Hollins then broke tackle attempts by CBs Kevin King and Quinten Rollins and scored from 38 yards out. A two-point pass attempt was incomplete, and the Eagles led 6-0 with 6:33 left in the quarter.

Two plays into Green Bay’s next series, RB Ty Montgomery fumbled. Eagles DT Fletcher Cox forced it, and CB Patrick Robinson recovered at the Packers’ 27.

With Matt McGloin in at QB, the Eagles got a first down in the red zone after an 11-yard pass to WR Bryce Treggs. On fourth-and-1 from the 7, the Eagles went for it again, but S Kentrell Brice was the first to contact RB Corey Clement in the backfield, and CB Quinten Rollins and LB Joe Thomas cleaned up to get the stop.

The Packers finally got moving as the quarter ended as QB Brett Hundley found WR Davante Adams for an 18-yard gain and TE Martellus Bennett for a 13-yard gain for a pair of first downs.

 
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