Sunday Night Football tonight will see two NFC teams who have had wildly contrasting seasons. One has the best record in the league and has cemented his QB position for years to come, while the other has fallen out of favor and will likely be looking from the outside in when it comes to the playoffs. Who’s playing tonight, what time does the game start and how can you watch it?
Green Bay Packers (4-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Tonight, on Sunday Night Football, the Green Bay Packers will travel to the city of brotherly love to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles currently have the best record in the NFL (9-1) and are two games ahead of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. With the conference canceled altogether, they’re all but guaranteed a place in the playoffs at this point.
However, nothing can be taken for granted in this league. And now, after back-to-back tough games, Philadelphia, which once looked unstoppable, must find a way to get things back on track against this life-sustaining Packer squad.
Green Bay currently has the same record as the Detroit Lions at 4-7 and is just one win ahead of the Chicago Bears. It’s a bad situation at Lambeau and it won’t get any easier against the Eagles on Sunday night.
During the offseason, the Packers caused a stir when they signed Aaron Rodgers for a massive contract extension and traded away his number one target, Davante Adams. And while many in league circles were expecting a drop in this team’s offensive performance without Adams, I doubt they expected it to be this bad.
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Despite having a future Hall of Famer in the QB, the team sits only 19th in passing offense, which has also caused their rushing efficiency to drop (14th).
Rodgers has admitted to playing his throwing hand with a broken thumb, which may explain some of the recent problems. The thumb injury, combined with injuries to his offensive line and already weak wide receiver core, have plagued this Packers roster all year.
However, what surprised most during the Packers’ meltdown was their once-unstoppable defense. They’re still elite against the pass (4th), but against the run they fell off a cliff and are almost dead in last place in the league (25th). Why is this remarkable? Well, they’re about to play one of the best rushing attacks in the league.
Behind QB Jalen Hurts’ mobility and Miles Sanders’ impressive play, the Eagles managed to put together the sixth-best rushing attack in the league. Their offensive line was dominant which gave this quick attack the time it needed to develop. Expect the Eagles to capitalize on that terrible Packers defense Sunday night.
PFN Betting Director BJ Rudell spoke about this game in his Week 12 tips and predictions. He highlighted the current injury situation in Philly and how the Packers could take advantage to keep that situation close at hand.
“How much do the Eagles miss Dallas Goedert? Heading into last week, the now-paused tight end was ranked No. 5 in the league in yards by catch — not among TEs, but among all players. It also means Jalen Hurts has a little less room for error, while Miles Sanders (career-high 15.6 carries per game) needs to step up more than ever. It’s doable against the Fading Packers. But it’s not automatic, especially as the Aaron Jones blow-up game keeps looming and Christian Watson is turning into a true star.”
Date: November 27, 2022
Start time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Sunday Night Football begins tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET. NFL announcers for this game include Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth and Melissa Stark.
TV Channel and Live Stream for Sunday Night Football
TV channel: ABC
Live broadcast: Peacock, NBCSports.com
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