PHILADELPHIA – The Packers and Eagles traded touchdowns on their opening drives, and Green Bay was driving again as the first quarter ended with a 7-7 tie on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Packers got right to work on offense. With rookie Jason Spriggs starting at RG, Green Bay got moving with a 10-yard pass to WR Jordy Nelson and a 16-yard scramble by QB Aaron Rodgers on third-and-1. Passes of 12 and 6 yards to WR Randall Cobb preceded a 7-yard completion to TE Jared Cook to convert another third down.
After a 4-yard run by RB James Starks, Rodgers scrambled again for 9 yards and then hit WR Davante Adams on a slant for a 12-yard TD, giving Green Bay a 7-0 lead just over five minutes into the game.
The Eagles quickly answered. Rookie QB Carson Wentz went 6-for-6 on his opening drive, including four completions to WR Dorial Green-Beckham for 53 yards in all, the biggest a 24-yarder down the middle to get the ball into the red zone. Wentz eventually finished off the 11-play, 81-yard drive with a 1-yard scramble for the TD, tying the game at 7 with 3:40 left in the period.
The Packers got going again with a 9-yard pass to WR Ty Montgomery and back-to-back passes to Nelson for 13 and 8 yards. An 8-yard run by Starks converted on third-and-2, and an 11-yard pass to Cobb gave the Packers a first down at the Philly 20 as the quarter expired.