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Packers Make Statement with Win Against Eagles

Micah Hyde

Did we tell you the Green Bay Packers were a force to be reckoned with when playing at Lambeau Field this year? They proved that beyond a doubt by throttling their strongest opponent to date — a Philadelphia Eagles team that came in 7-2 — 53-20.

Much like last Sunday’s curb stomping of the Chicago Bears, this game was essentially over by halftime. The Packers held a 30-6 lead at the break, highlighted by two Aaron Rodgers’ TD passes and a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown by Micah Hyde.

It was more of the same in the third quarter, when linebacker Julius Peppers got in on the act by returning an interception 52 yards for a touchdown. That made the score 39-6.

If you were watching the game in a market outside of Wisconsin, you got the old “We’ll be taking you to a more competitive game” bullshit before the third quarter was even over. That about says it all.

For the Packers, it was the same story we witnessed last week.

Offensively, Aaron Rodgers was on fire, completing 22-of-36 for 341 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Both Jordy Nelson (107 yards) and Randall Cobb (129 yards) had huge days. And although the running game was once again a total afterthought, Eddie Lacy still got his with 69 yards rushing and 45 receiving. Lacy also had two scores, one on the ground and one through the air.

Defensively, the Packers continued to be much stronger against the run than the unit we saw before the bye week. With Clay Matthews again playing inside linebacker, the Packers held Philly to 109 rushing yards and 3.5 yards per carry. The defense also continued to do what they’ve done all season — get after the quarterback and create turnovers.

The Packers had three sacks and created four turnovers. Two of those went back for touchdowns. Casey Hayward joined Peppers by returning a Buttfumble fumble 49 yards for a score in the fourth.

We’d tell you the special teams had a great day too, but the Packers somehow botched two extra points, Mason Crosby missed a 50-yard field goal and Tim Masthay had a punt blocked late in the fourth. So despite the Hyde return, it was pretty much a garbage day by the special teams.

Nonetheless, this was an impressive victory by the Packers. They beat the shit out of what is most likely a playoff team and quite possibly the NFC East champ.

In the process, they’ve clearly established that they’re an elite team… at home. If the Packers can carry this sort of play over to their road games, then we’ll start entertaining thoughts of a deep playoff run.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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71 Comments

  1. E. Wolf November 16, 2014

    Someone at Foxsports needs to DIE–in the same manner as Lance Easley needs his comeuppance–for switching off the Packers. I only care about the Pack, and the least competitive games when they are rolling are the most enjoyable of all.
    Regrettable that we were not able to put up a “sixty burger” on the Eagles.
    Finally, I do not like the throwbacks. This needs to be the last time. Because it is all about the Green and Gold, and above all that sacred, illustrious oval G symbol, from which I believe our Packers derive ancient mystical powers.

    1. Kozak November 17, 2014

      The hell you say. LOVE the Throwbacks. And the Pack always plays lights out in them.

      1. E. Wolf November 17, 2014

        Google ugly throwbacks. It routinely makes the list.

        1. Kozak November 17, 2014

          You talk about the sacred G, you seem to forget the tradition goes back to Lambeau and those uniforms are modeled on the first era of Packer Greatness that started in the 20’s. Show Somme respect.

          1. E. Wolf November 17, 2014

            I am well aware of our history, and what these uniforms are intended to depict (there are substantial differences in numbering size and style and presence of names to conform with modern league regulations). I thin they were fine as a rare occasional thing. We have given the nod, acknowledged that era already by having several games. It is time to keep green, keep that marvelous oval G symbol on the helmets, all the time.

      2. Salazar November 17, 2014

        Every time I read that “sacred, illustrious oval G symbol” line I want to throw my laptop out the fucking window. We’re talking about football man, how much more pretentious could you possibly be?

        1. E. Wolf November 17, 2014

          Good. I am glad I make you want to throw your laptop out the window.

          1. pf4l November 17, 2014

            Don’t like the throwbacks? Why not start a petition?

          2. E. Wolf November 17, 2014

            Pf4l,

            And why don’t you forcefeed yourself prodigious quantities of Alpo dog food, chased down with quarts and quarts of rancid urine, before choking to death and meet your end not unlike the first victim from Se7en.

            Kisses,
            EW

        2. MMTTDCSUCK November 20, 2014

          Wolf is an oval G zealot . . . no amount of rationale could ever resurrect any cogent thought from within this ideologue . . .

    2. Savage57 November 17, 2014

      Spot on observation about the “G”, especially since it came into existence in 1961.

      ‘Ancient mystical powers’ – yeah, right.

    3. Deepsky November 17, 2014

      A little bit of history is in order here.

      The Packers wore blue and yellow uniforms early on, then later switched to green and yellow, then switched back and forth and actually wore the blue and yellow as late as 1957. I believe it was Lombardi who decided to stick with green and yellow. The more gold colored shiny pants didn’t arrive until the early 80s.

    4. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

      If I’m not mistaken, I don’t believe the Packers have lost whilst wearing the throwbacks. As soon as I saw them, I knew we were going to win (Considering it was a Buttfumble-led team in The-House-That-Rodgers-Renovated). Who cares if the colors aren’t conventially aesthetically pleasing? If the Packers keep on winning in them they’re beautiful to me.

  2. MJ November 16, 2014

    The other time, when they switched to the Seahawks-Rams game, I thought, “No, you idiots, if I had wanted to see SEA-STL, I would have put that on the screen directly”. Instead, they figure that one thinks something by the lines of “Hmmm… yeah, let’s watch SEA-STL by watching the Packers’ game first until it becomes non-competitive and then they switch for SEA-STL”.

  3. MJ November 16, 2014

    Besides, in that type of garbage time one has the chance of seeing the likes of Janis, Boykin, Elliot (until he got injured), Bostick (idem), Luther Robinson (if activated for the game).
    During that time we could get a glimpse on the depth the team has beyond the starters.

  4. lorddouche November 16, 2014

    I live in Baltimore, and those assholes on Fox switched the Pack game up to the Cards-Lions game. I was really enjoying my neighbors misery of watching my beloved Packers trounce the Eagles. I just sure hope they play like this in the post season.

  5. Nacho dan November 16, 2014

    The nfl is all about the$$$ if they can get out of showing u the game they will. There all about the Sunday ticket.

    1. E. Wolf November 16, 2014

      Problem is, with Sunday ticket, you don’t get locally broadcast games. When fox switches out, the Packers game is still blocked out as locally broadcast.
      Locally i have other ways to get the game.

      1. Andrew Chitko November 16, 2014

        No. They had it on within seconds of the switch today. They’ve gotten much better.

      2. Mr. Hankey November 17, 2014

        I’m out of market and got to watch the whole beat down with the ticket..don’t know what you are talking about.

        1. E. Wolf November 17, 2014

          I guess they changed. That did not used to be the case.

      3. therealChuckywasCecil November 18, 2014

        no it was switched immediately. I know, I have DirecTV

    2. TyKo Steamboat November 16, 2014

      Actually it’s not so bad. They need to stick the commercials in there.

      But FOX is pretty good at showing finales & game winning field goals ect.

  6. TyKo Steamboat November 16, 2014

    The schedule gets easier now too. Hardest game is probably the Patriots. Wheres that “Iggles” fan at? Ha.

    So nice to pump those bitches. Looken good in all aspects. Not we go to bend over the ViQueens again.

    1. Adam November 16, 2014

      He forgot he was an Eagles fan suddenly became a Patriots/Lions bandwagoner at halftime.

  7. montyisahomo November 16, 2014

    I am surprised you watched the game monty. Kind of figured you were out lighting up some ass holes for your enjoyment this sunday afternoon.

    Hard to believe that coach MM was able to out coach CK. All the bad drafting TT has done over the years with his draft and develop program just was lucky another week I guess.

    1. bob November 16, 2014

      lol great comment!!! Monty, come forth in humility. Bow to the greatness that is the Packers organization. Top to bottom it is the best in the league.

  8. the real russ letlow November 16, 2014

    How about Juilius Peppers. Not bad for an old dude, huh?

  9. Jtmax November 16, 2014

    Oline has been key to recent success. Healthy enough to do the job. Gave AR all kinds of time. Not great run blocking but when you got mvp qb you just need to pass block. If cm3 can stay healthy we re going to make it tough on opposing qb. ILB is heart of defense

    1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

      Guaranteed TT knows that (4th-round franchise LT, and 5th-round franchise C). They still aren’t a bad run-blocking team (sans Bak-T, though he more than makes up for it with his pass-blocking), Lacy just misses holes. He’s still in the early years of his career though and sometimes it takes a while to be able to consistently properly read the field, don’t think the concussions have helped his confidence bursting through the inside either.

  10. bob November 16, 2014

    I just watch the game for free online. They switched off of the game on the first feed I was using so I found another feed. The internet is a wonderful thing, folks. Learn how to use it.

    1. [email protected] November 17, 2014

      Every service I tried to use ended up with blocking the game….I will have to try again!

      I also got screwed by the National Fascism League & lost the game for a “more competitive” contest. Interestingly enough, however, when the Saints-Niners Game was going into OT on Nov 9, they gut away from that competitive game to make me watch Cardinals bitch slap the Rams….WTF?

      Of course, years ago, I was able to listen to the game on WTMJ online, however, the NFL put a stop to that a few years ago….I leave in the Southern part of Illinois, so getting a Packer game on TV is a rarity….I hate being forced to by Directv to be able to watch Packer games, or pay the NFL for “audio pass”….

      Oh, well….

      GO PACK GO!!!!

      1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

        atdhe.net or wiziwig.com-just don’t click on the pop-ups, or make sure your anti-virus is on and you’ll be set.

        1. [email protected] November 18, 2014

          :-D

  11. TyKo Steamboat November 16, 2014

    Agree with the comment about Special Teams.

    The Hyde punt return was incredible, but it was very shaky otherwise.

    (I also hold my breath every time DuJuan Harris returns a kick. Just fall down & don’t fumble please.)

    1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

      I disagree, somewhat: Our KR was mediocre-HArris showed potential in preseason, but he needs to get N-S and I agree ball security may be a concern with him. However, kick and punt coverage was great, Masthay did well, but the FG unit was the worst I’ve ever seen. I would bet a whole bunch MM was not happy with them in the least, look for them to have a MUCH better game next week when we’ll likely really need them.

  12. TyKo Steamboat November 16, 2014

    Also nice to see a #ButtFumble reference in this story.

    1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

      ButtFumble got butt-pummeled, quite the spectacle indeed.

  13. DJ November 17, 2014

    Woman’s intuition gave it away for me. Duty called & I had to go to a college hoops game with the fam…so rather than miss the 2nd half of the Pack game, I said screw it & didnt watch at all & just taped it so I could watch in entirety after. The fam dont like watching the Pack with me anyway, they say I’m too scary. lol I’m sitting there in the arena and this young couple, dressed in full blown head to toe Eagles gear, come up & sit right below us. The dude is just pissed & the wife is terrified. The hoops game was intense, down to the buzzer stuff with the crowd rising & roaring with each late possession. Except for the national anthem, this dude didnt move AT ALL! He just sat there & didnt say a word to his wife either. Totally pissed. Checked out. During the game my wife goes “That poor woman. I know exactly how she feels. Trust me, the Packers won & it was ugly.” First time she’s ever been right about anything. lol

    1. rebelgb November 17, 2014

      Ha ha Epic! My Wife thinks i nuts when the Pack plays, certifiably nuts…

  14. Howard November 17, 2014

    One thing for sure besides a very good win and that is Cobb keeps adding $$$ to his upcoming contract value each week. That contract needs to be with the Pack.

    1. Fritz November 17, 2014

      imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. j.j. Watt turned in a brilliantly executed copy of the Peppers end zone receiver fake decoy play. also, Indy colts checked a lineman in as an eligible receiver and finally got a TD pass in a losing effort vs. Pats.

      the pack should consider adding versatility to their ST playbook as well. how about keeping an eye out for a punter who can double as a QB threat on 4th down situations where a punt fake is an option? a couple of teams have already successfully employed that already this season.

      now that we’ve got the O and the D going strong, the next area for TT is to get some ST talent. a versatile punter could eliminate the need to carry 3 QB on the active roster. a good punter/QB could serve as the 2nd backup QB, no?

      1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

        “a good punter/QB could serve as the 2nd backup QB, no?”

        Please be kidding.

  15. Dick Butkus November 17, 2014

    “Casey Hayward joined Peppers by returning a Buttfumble fumble 49 yards for a score in the fourth.” Hahahahahahaha.

  16. Pack November 17, 2014

    Here in NY Fox never switched the game. I was shocked as they always do. Then I have to run out to the local bar to watch the rest of the game.
    Switching Clay to the middle has seemed to pull everything together. Still can’t believe they made that change- who knew. Curious to know who made that call-Can’t see Capers seeing that.

    To watch Rodgers right now is a thing of beauty. Watched a lot of games yesterday and didn’t see any QB play like that!

    1. Fritz November 17, 2014

      Pack, my bad; my post below #36 was meant to reply to your Q about who/why idea of moving CM3 around in the LB positions. sorry about getting it out of order, as it appears erroneously as a reply to kato’s post.

    2. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

      It’s not just moving CMIII to the middle; it’s also the acquisition of Peppers and Perry’s and Jones’ (and Neal’s) continued progression (granted the last 2 are not unrelated).

  17. kato November 17, 2014

    Let’s remember that the eagles lost a number of defensive players and mark Sanchez was at qb before we get to excited. I will take this team seriously if they can beat new England in a couple weeks

    1. Fritz November 17, 2014

      J.J. Watt has been getting a lot of notice from the sports media/commentators this season about his lining up in different spots during games, even during the same series. so his success doing that has no doubt been noticed by DC and all of the other defensive coordinators in the sport nationwide.

      we are so lucky to have TT. how he got a $100 million dollar J.J.Watt level defensive star like Peppers away from Da Bears for 3 year contract is just genius. out of curiosity i went back into the wikipedia articles on the nfl drafts since when Mike Sherman was doing double duty as GM and HC. the pct. of “keepers” when TT took over draft selections just spiked up his first GM season and has stayed very high since in spite of the fact that GB has usually been at/near the bottom of the order of selection vs. weaker teams almost every year. the only really big flop was Jerel Worthy, a 2nd round pick in the so called “panic” year when almost all GB selections were D-men.

      1. Kato November 17, 2014

        You have already forgotten about Justin Harrell? Or All time greats Brandon Jackson and Alex Green? Perhaps you have forgotten about Pat Lee? Not trying to bust TT’s balls here, but he has missed badly on some picks. Not unusual, all GM’s miss from time to time. TT cant seem to identify ILB or DT talent very well but has been very good at corners and WR’s.

        1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

          And OL and safety (Collins/Woodson acq.), and now his DL, OLB, and RB (Lacy, Starks, Harris) record seems to be improving as well. He’s not bad at QB or TE either.

  18. kato November 17, 2014

    But not to be a complete spoilsport, I did love the contributions from all four olb. Perry with a fumble recovery, Neal and Matthews with sacks, and peppers with the pick six.going to go on a limb and say they have the deepest corps of olbs in the league. Makes it more flexible to move Matthews inside. Makes it harder for offenses because they don’t know where Matthews will be lining up play after play

    1. Fritz November 17, 2014

      and even Brad Jones made a nice play on ST.

      1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

        2 of em in fact.

  19. IGGLES November 17, 2014

    No one takes you cheese eating dickheads seriously. You are a J-O-K-E and we are more talented than you are. So are the Pats. EAT SHIT.

    1. Andrew Chitko November 17, 2014

      This is a well-constructed argument…for an Eagles fan.

      1. Fritz November 17, 2014

        Iggles must have missed Cris Collinsworth’s words of wisdom last week SNF: “it ain’t about the X’s and the O’s, it’s about the Billies and the Joes”

    2. Packer Bob November 17, 2014

      Bwahahahahhahaha. E-A-G-L-E-S SUCK SUCK SUCK!!

    3. Kato November 17, 2014

      More talented? In what way? So much more talented that you lost by like 5 TDs? Dont know how to follow your logic here guy….

  20. Zwoeger November 17, 2014

    I’m with kato. If Sanchez wouldn’t had overtrown those two totally free man wich would have been td’s we had got a different game.
    And i hate to see that finger licking soup stick as a relief QB

    1. Phatgzus November 17, 2014

      Only 1 of those would have been a TD, maybe, we had HHCD closing on that play; wouldn’t have changed the game except the final score. The Pack’s O scored early and often and the D proceeded to shut down McCoy and continued to deny opposing QBs.

  21. IGGLES November 17, 2014

    Our fanbase, is more diehard, more passionate, and way more into football than yours ever will be. Packers fans are like Cowboys fans same exact mold.

    1. Fritz November 17, 2014

      Iggles: R-E-L-A-X

    2. Kato November 17, 2014

      Really? The same fanbase that has sold out every game for like the last 40 years and has tens of thousands of people on the waiting list for season tickets all in the smallest market in professional sports? Their fans that buy worthless pieces of paper so that they can go to shareholder meetings? You are an idiot. You just need to stop now.

      1. Fritz November 18, 2014

        my $200 owner’s share is worthless? who do you think paid for that fifty foot replica of the Lombardi trophy adorning the Lambeau atriummmmm?

  22. Packer Bob November 17, 2014

    “And although the running game was once again a total afterthought, Eddie Lacy still got his with 69 yards rushing and 45 receiving. Lacy also had two scores, one on the ground and one through the air.”

    Yeah, because the Packers should be taking the ball from Rodgers and giving to Lacy.

  23. E. Wolf November 17, 2014
  24. Don Q November 17, 2014

    IGGLES = Digging a hole deeper into stupidity. What kind of moron talks shit AFTER a beatdown like that. Clearly the dude has no brains in his fucking head. Par for the course for that shit-stain of a fanbase. Fuck the Eagles!

  25. MrPat November 17, 2014

    Wow Slackers fans calm down your team is going to await the royal beat down we give in a few weeks. 40 years bwahahahaha! Patriots fans are way more loyal.

    1. Fritz November 18, 2014

      we are “going to await”?? i.e., u r saying that we’ll still be awaiting for the foreseeable future… LOL, set up by his own grammar…

  26. Iggles November 19, 2014

    Brandon Graham is PISSED, and you know we can fuck you up. Philly is a real blue collar city with real fans. Bring it on.