The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday night in the NFL championship game at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Green Bay Packers will be looking to bounce back from a 27-17 loss to Tennessee last time out. Aaron Rodgers threw for 2,542 yards, 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions with a completion rate of 64.6% while Aaron Jones has 778 yards with a pair of touchdowns and AJ Dillon has 467 yards. Allen Lazard has 529 yards and 38 receptions, while three other packers are 300-plus yards and three more are 200-plus yards this season. On defense, Quay Walker has a total of 82 tackles, 52 of them alone, while Rashan Gary has a team-high 6 sacks. Preston Smith’s husband also has 5 sacks this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to capitalize on their narrow 17-16 victory over Indianapolis last time out. Jalen Hurts threw for 2,407 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions, with a completion rate of 68.3% while rushing for 440 yards and 8 touchdowns. Miles Sanders has a team-high 757 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns while AJ Brown has a team-high 785 yards and 49 receptions this season. DeVonta Smith has 559 yards, while Dallas Goedert also has 544 yards this season. On defense, TJ Edwards has 96 total tackles for the team, including 59 solo, while the Philly defense as a unit has 33 sacks and 13 interceptions this season.
Green Bay has gone 2-6 ATS in its last 8 road games and 2-6 ATS in its last 8 road games, while being less than 4-1 in its last 5 road games. Philadelphia has been 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games in November while being over 4-0 in its last 4 home games.
I have reasons to support either side in this game, but I lean toward the Eagles mainly because I don’t trust the Packers to do anything right. We saw them fall flat after upsetting the Cowboys and now they have to go to Philadelphia where the Eagles have played their best ball so far this season. I’m looking for the Eagles to put the hammer on the Packers, so give me an Eagles goal.
Chris Ruffolo’s Free Pick: