Sunday, September 09, 2007

2nd Quarter: Packers 10 - Eagles 10


The quarter started with the Eagles with first and goal from about the 7-yard line. The Packers' defense held, and Philly had to settle for a field goal.

The Packers offense continues to sputter, with lots of pressure on Brett, who was sacked twice during the half.

With about 6 minutes remaining in the half, the Packers had about 40 yards of total offense (15 rushing and 25 passing), while the Eagles had approximately 160 passing yards alone. Brett got away with a pass he shouldn't have thrown that was almost intercepted at about our own 30.

The Packers were 2-7 on third downs in the half, with both first downs coming during their 2-minute drill.

All Harris returned to the field with about 10 minutes to go in the quarter, with a bit more tape and a sleeve over his right elbow and arm.

McNabb was able to scramble enough times under pressure to allow receivers time to get open -- bad news. They regained momentum and tied the score on a 9-yard pass play.

Cullen Jenkins was shaken up with about 7 minutes left in the quarter.  He walked off the field on his own after not initially getting up off the ground. Apparently he was cramping up, as he was back on the field before the end of the half.

The Packers, as radio announcer Wayne Larrivee, said, "still do not have an answer for Brian Westbrook."

KGB got a sack on McNabb which helped stop the Eagles last drive just before the 2-minute warning.

The Packers got down to about the Eagles 35-yard line and were attempting to get lined up to down the ball to set up a field goal...but...the clock expired. The radio announcers were a bit confused by that because they said that there was still one timeout showing for the Pack on the scoreboard.

For as much momentum as the Packers had in the first quarter -- basically all set up through special teams -- it swung to the Eagles in the 2nd quarter. If the Packers offense doesn't do something, especially on the ground, they will have a hard time winning this game.