If you had told me the Green Bay Packers would be listless and basically out of the playoff hunt at this point, and that the Eagles would be in the mix, I would’ve said you were probably going to be very wrong and probably laughed at you a little bit, because man, what are you even thinking? Yet here we are.
Green Bay is a team in decline. Aaron Rodgers is playing some of the worst football of his career and is being dogged by rumors that he’s crazy or awful or crazy and awful, and their team is loaded with players having disappointing years. The team has always stuck to drafting and has been very reliant on a handful of big hits in the draft to drive them forward, but it appears they’re falling off the pace, and the axe will probably fall on longtime coach Mike McCarthy, at the very least.
The Eagles, meanwhile, are forging an identity for themselves. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was vastly overrated early, but this is a team with multiple talented running backs and a gifted defense, and the pieces are here to make Philadelphia a true contender in the near future. Given how muddled the NFC playoff picture is, I’m not even going to rule them out of the postseason now.
All of this is to say that I expect the Eagles to beat the Packers tonight, and I expect you to watch with me. You will watch with me, right?
Packers - Eagles breakdown
What: Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles, Monday Night Football
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When: Monday, November 28, 8:30 p.m. EST
Key Story Lines: Will the Packers prove to be competent, for a change? Will Christine Michael be the answer to their prayers when it comes to, you know, having no ground game for multiple years? Will the Eagles get Wendell Smallwood more involved, because heh, Smallwood?