Packers withstand late rally to outlast Eagles 30-16
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers moved to 9-3 Sunday afternoon after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at home by a score of 30-16.
Aaron Jones rushed for 130 yards and delivered a clinching 77-yard touchdown run with 2:36 left as the Green Bay Packers withstood a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by the Eagles.
Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on two of his three touchdown passes and reached a couple of career milestones to help Green Bay hand the Eagles, who are now 3-8-1 their fourth consecutive loss.
Adams also made history Sunday as becoming one of the only players in the Super Bowl era with 1,000 or more receiving yards and 12 or more touchdowns in their first 10 games of a season.
Kingsley Keke had two of the Packers’ seven sacks. Rodgers’ three touchdown passes increased his career total to 400.
The Packers were also helped out in the fourth quarter by Darnell Savage, who nabbed his third interception in two games.
The Packers will play in Detroit next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. The Lions are now 5-7 after defeating the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon by a score of 34-30. The Packers defeated the Lions in Week 2 by a score of 42-21.
Meanwhile, the Eagles will host the Saints at the same time. The Saints, who are 10-2, have already clinched a playoff berth, and are the only team ahead of the Packers in the NFC.
In the NFC North, the Packers continue to have a three game advantage in their lead.
The Vikings are 6-6, and are followed by the Bears and the Lions, who are each 5-7.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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