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Packers lead 17-13 after three and driving

Teams trade field goals in third quarter


PHILADELPHIA – The Packers entered the fourth quarter with a 17-13 lead over the Eagles and were driving for more on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles got moving again with RB Wendell Smallwood. An offside penalty on Green Bay turned a third-and-6 into third-and-1, and Smallwood converted with a 9-yard run, following up with two more runs of 9 and 3 yards. But on second-and-10 from the Green Bay 45, QB Carson Wentz overthrew TE Zach Ertz, and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was there for the interception.

The Packers immediately took a shot, as QB Aaron Rodgers went deep to WR Davante Adams, who made a terrific over-the-shoulder catch for a 50-yard gain to the Philly 22. The drive stalled on third-and-3 from the 15, though, and the Packers had to settle for K Mason Crosby's 33-yard field goal to make it 17-10 with 8:48 left in the third.

The Eagles got that field goal right back. Wentz converted on third downs with passes of 8 yards to RB Darren Sproles and 16 yards to Ertz. A 10-yard pass to RB Kenjon Barner got Philly into scoring range, but the drive was stopped there and K Caleb Sturgis was good on a 50-yard field goal. The Packers led, 17-13, with 5:21 left in the quarter.

The Packers got back to work again. A roughing-the-passer penalty on Eagles DT Fletcher Cox on third down got the drive going, and then WR Jordy Nelson converted on third-and-2 by catching his own deflected pass. Back-to-back receptions by RB James Starks gained 13 yards to put the ball on the Philly 26, and the quarter expired with the Packers facing second-and-10.

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