Missed chances at goal line doom Packers in 34-27 loss to Eagles

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GREEN BAY – The Packers failed twice in goal-to-go sequences in the fourth quarter and fell to the Eagles, 34-27, on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

With the loss, Green Bay dropped to 3-1. Philadephia improved to 2-2.

In the fourth quarter, trailing by seven, the Packers had first-and-goal from the 1 but threw four incomplete passes. After getting the ball back, a final drive got to the Philly 3-yard line, but on second-and-goal, QB Aaron Rodgers’ slant pass for WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling was deflected up in the air and picked off by Eagles LB Nigel Bradham with 20 seconds left.

Rodgers finished 34-of-53 for 422 yards with two TDs and the one INT for a 93.4 passer rating. WR Davante Adams, who was absent on the final drive due to a toe injury, caught 10 passes for a career-high 180 yards. TE Jimmy Graham added six catches for 61 yards and a TD, and WR Geronimo Allison had three receptions for 52 yards and a score.

Rodgers also led the Packers in rushing with 46 yards on five scrambles. RB Aaron Jones had just 21 yards on 13 carries, and Jamaal Williams left the game early in the first quarter with an injury.

For the Eagles, QB Carson Wentz was 16-of-27 for 160 yards and three TDs for a 113.2 rating. RBs Jordan Howard (15-87) and Miles Sanders (11-72) combined for 159 rushing yards on 26 carries. Howard rushed for two scores and caught a pass for a third TD.

TE Zach Ertz led Philly’s receivers with seven catches for 65 yards. Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert also caught TDs.

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