Eagles make 2 goal-line stands to thwart Packers

Two goal-line stands helped the visiting Philadelphia Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 34-27 on Thursday night.Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes and Jordan Howard ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles avoided a 1-3 start. It was their maligned defense, however, that saved the day with two big fourth-quarter stops.With Philadelphia leading 34-27, the Packers had first-and-goal at the 1-yard line with about 10 minutes remaining. The Packers threw it on all four plays – even with star receiver Davante Adams in the medical tent with a toe injury – but came up empty. On fourth down, quarterback Aaron Rodgers bought time to his right and threw to the back of the end zone to tight end Jimmy Graham, who couldn’t make a leaping grab.The Packers got another chance, starting at their 11 with 5:02 remaining. Even without Adams, Rodgers completed seven passes to get a first-and-goal at the 7.On the last of those completions, an 11-yarder to tight end Robert Tonyan with 1:06 to play, Eagles defensive back Avonte Maddox was hit hard by a teammate, safety Andrew Sendejo.Maddox stayed on the turf for several minutes before being carted off the field. One play later, with the ball at the 3 and about 30 seconds remaining, defensive back Craig James – who was on the practice squad a couple days ago – broke up a pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and linebacker Nigel Bradham made the saving interception.Rodgers threw for 422 yards as the Packers finished with a 491-336 edge in offensive yards.

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