Packers Banged Up, But Leave Philly Victorious
Few, if any, Packers’ fans drew up Sunday’s game in Philadelphia the way it turned out, but the result was what all wanted in the end. The Packers held off a late rally from Michael Vick and the Eagles to take the season opener 27-20. In a game that featured quite a few injuries, costly penalties, and sloppy execution, the Packers should feel lucky to have escaped the way they did.
To begin with the positives, Clay Matthews proved the “sophomore slump” doesn’t apply to every second year player, as he recorded seven tackles, two sacks, and forced a fumble that took Kevin Kolb out of the remainder of the game. Just as he had showed in his rookie campaign, Matthews and his never-ending motor sprinted around the field and caused both Kolb and Michael Vick out of the pocket.
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