Eagles Fall to Packers in Season Opener

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Eagles

Philadelphia, PA-

The Kevin Kolb era has begun.

Unfortunately, it didn’t last beyond halftime.

The Philadelphia Eagles fell to the Green Bay Packers 27-20 on Sunday evening, and began the Kevin Kolb era on a sour note.

Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion after a hit from Packers linebacker Clay Matthews. That would be it for Kolb, who did not return to the game. It was a forgettable game to say the least for Kolb, who went 5-10, throwing for just 24 yards and an interception.

Kolb’s concussion was one of four key injuries the Eagles suffered. Linebacker Stewart Bradley also suffered a concussion after his head collided with a teammate’s leg, fullback Leonard Weaver suffered a nasty knee injury after taking a hand off from Michael Vick, and center Jamaal Jackson, who was returning from a torn ACL, suffered a torn bicep.

While Kevin Kolb and Stewart Bradley will return, Leonard Weaver and Jamaal Jackson are more than likely out for the remainder of the season.

Out went Kevin Kolb and in came Michael Vick.

Down 20 points, the Eagles offense began to show some signs of life. In his first series of the game, Vick managed to lead Eagles on a scoring drive that culminated with a 12 yard touchdown run by LeSean McCoy.

Things seemed to be coming together until Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers connected with Greg Jennings, who was open in the end zone after blowing right past Ellis Hobbs  to put the Packers up 27-10.

The Eagles seemed to be making a comeback when Aaron Rodgers’ pass was intercepted by rookie safety Nate Allen. However, the Eagles were forced to settle for a chip shot field goal from David Akers after a couple of missed opportunities.

After a three and out by the Packers, the Eagles found themselves in need of a touchdown and were steadily marching down the field until they were faced with a pivotal fourth down and 1 play. However, Michael Vick’s quarterback sneak was stuffed by Clay Matthews, which gave the Packers the ball. With that, and the Eagles not having any time-outs left, the Packers were able to run down the clock and move to 1-0.

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