How to watch, stream Packers vs. Eagles: Start time, TV channel, odds, predictions
On 'Monday Night Football,' it'll be the stumbling Packers against the Eagles' top-ranked defense
The free-falling Packers -- losers of four straight -- won't be given an easy out. If they're to solve this midyear crisis and salvage their season, they'll need to start Monday night, on the road and against the league's top defense. And if they fail to leave Philadelphia without a win, their season could very well be over.
It's not often that the Packers are pushed to the brink before January. Yet, here we are: The Packers are 4-6, in third place in the NFC North, and desperately need to beat the 5-5 Eagles to keep their playoff chances alive. It won't be easy.
The Eagles have their issues -- particularly on the offensive side of the ball -- but they still boast the NFL's top defense in terms of DVOA. And the Packers have their issues on both sides of the ball.
They're ranked 10th in points scored per game (24.7), but that statistic makes them appear better than they've actually been. Aaron Rodgers used to look like the greatest quarterback in the history of the game, now he's 13th in passer rating and 26th in yards per attempt. The Packers also can't run the ball. Their only player to rush for a touchdown this season is Rodgers.
Their defense is, by far, worse than their offense. They're allowing 27.6 points per game. During their four-game losing streak, they're giving up 38.25 points per game. Their defense is so bad that the Eagles' offense -- captained by slumping rookie Carson Wentz -- might actually be able to experience a breakout game. In Wentz's past six games, he's thrown four touchdowns and six picks.
Really, that's what this game is: a test to see which struggling team can break out and align itself for a playoff run during the final month of the season. Despite their top-ranked defense, the Eagles are on the outside of the playoff picture, but they're still alive in the wild-card hunt.
How to Watch
- What: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- When: Monday, Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN
- Streaming: WatchESPN
- Online: NFL Game Pass (available to watch online after midnight)
- Odds: The Eagles are 4-point favorites, according to SportsLine
- T/G Don Barclay (Shoulder) -- Questionable
- LB Kyler Fackrell (Hamstring) -- Out
- CB Demetri Goodson (Knee) -- Out
- G T.J. Lang (Foot) -- Out
- LB Blake Martinez (Knee) -- Out
- CB Damarious Randall (Groin) -- Questionable
- LB Jake Ryan (Ankle) -- Questionable
- C/G JC Tretter (Knee) -- Out
- RB Ryan Mathews (Knee) -- Out
- T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Knee) -- Out
The Packers are playing consecutive road games. They also have been awful on defense. The Eagles are undefeated at home, and will stay that way as the Packers offer little resistance on defense. But Aaron Rodgers keeps it close.
Pick: Eagles 24, Packers 23
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