Just how well did Foles play? Foles became the 61st player in NFL history to complete a game with a perfect passer rating posting a 158.3. He entered the game with six touchdown passes this season and 12 career touchdown passes but threw seven in just three quarters. Foles completed the game with more touchdown passes than incompletions and became the first player in NFL history to throw seven touchdowns in three quarters.
The Packers boast the fifth best run defense in the NFL but the 20th ranked pass defense. If the Eagles are going to win Sunday, they are going to have to attack Green Bay's secondary.
Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson played major roles in the Eagles decisive victory on Sunday and Foles' record-setting day. Jackson, 26, caught five passes for a team-high 150 yards and a touchdown. It was his first 100+ yard receiving game since October 6th against the New York Giants.
Cooper had himself a day as well. The 26-year-old caught five passes as well for 139 yards and a team-high three touchdowns. He also added 18 rushing yards on a backwards pass from Foles to give him an incredible 157 yards from scrimmage. In the last four weeks, he has pulled in 120, 88, 13, and 139 receiving yards.
Sunday marked the first time since December 5, 2004 that two Eagles receivers (Jackson and Cooper) had 130+ receiving yards apiece. Terrell Owens (161 receiving yards) and Brian Westbrook (156 receiving yards) did it for the Eagles against the Packers in a 47-17 rout.
On Monday night against the Chicago Bears, Green Bay handed the ball to Seneca Wallace when Rodgers went down. Wallace was 11-for-19 (57.8%) 114 yards and an interception in the loss to the Bears. Wallace is 6-15 in his career as a starter and hasn't won a game since October 3, 2010 when he beat the Cincinnati Bengals as a member of the Cleveland Browns.
Rookie runningback Eddie Lacy had a big game Monday night rushing 22 times for 150 yards and a touchdown which gives him a rushing touchdown in each of his last three games. He has rushed for 545 yards in the five games since returning from a concussion. At 5'11", 230 lbs. Lacy is not an easy back to get on the ground.
As for the receivers, a lot of Green Bay's major threats are injured with wide receiver Randall Cobb out for a few more weeks at least with a fractured fibula, tight end Jermichael Finley out for the year with a bruise spinal cord, and receiver James Jones who can play but has been slowed by a knee injury.
That leaves Jordy Nelson as the primary receiving target for Wallace on Sunday. Nelson is coming off a down week with just four catches on nine targets for 67 yards. A week earlier against the Vikings, Nelson had seven receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns. The 6'3", 217 lbs. Nelson could be a potential matchup problem.
Kendricks, 23, had a huge game on Sunday against the Raiders and it was no easy task. Kendricks was charged with keeping Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor contained to limit his rushing impact. Pryor ended up rushing for 94 yards but was kept out of the end zone on the ground and through the air for just the second time this season. Kendricks wound up with 10 tackles and a sack. He has 22 total tackles in the last two weeks.
Wallace, 33, provides the Packers with a different dimension under center than Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is a standard pocket-passer while Wallace can throw from the pocket, he also likes to get out on the run. Wallace threw for 114 yards and an interception on Monday night in his first game action since 2011. What was surprising was Wallace did not attempt to run at all against Chicago, that will likely change on Sunday.