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GREEN BAY Jalen Mills Jerseys 2019 , Wis. —  — the 2001 New England Patriots — started the season 1-3 and rebounded to win it all.Despite that fact, the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) aren’t panicking after back-to-back losses.“You know, we’re not really looking at this as a bad spot,” Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said. “We’re 1-2, yeah, but, you know, we have a lot of the season left. (There are) little things here and there in each game that we know we’re going to get corrected and we’re going to be in a good spot. And like I said, we’re excited Thursday night to go show what we can do and get going back in the win column.”More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinRodgers’ recent near-perfect play leaves LaFleur ‘speechless’Packers Snap Counts: Darnell Savage returns from ankle injuryUpon Further Review: Packers lean on running backs in win over ChiefsPHOTOS: Packers at ChiefsRodgers, Jones lead Packers past Chiefs 31-24Wentz and the Eagles will head to Green Bay to face the Packers (3-0) for the first Thursday night meeting between the two teams.Philadelphia lost its past two games by a combined seven points, but help is on the way with Alshon Jeffery. The former Pro Bowl receiver is expected to play after missing all but six snaps over the past two weeks with a calf injury.“I miss it a lot, man,” Jeffery said. “One or two plays, we’re still in the game. At the same time, it’s good to face adversity. One and two is not where we wanted to start, but that’s where we’re at. Hey, I’m up for the challenge.”WHERE’S DAVANTE?Another receiver looking to make an impact on Thursday is Packers wideout Davante Adams. After grabbing a career-high 13 touchdowns last year, the two-time Pro Bowler has yet to cross the goal line this season. But Adams hasn’t been thinking much about his lack of scoring, as he and his wife, Devanne Villarreal, welcomed baby girl Deija Leigh Adams on Sept. 20.“It’s been a lot Black Ronald Darby Jerseys , but now I’m playing for a stronger purpose than I was before,” Adams said. “So it’s a great feeling. It’s something that you’ve just got to feel. It’s tough to talk about.”Adams has five touchdown receptions in seven Thursday games, including four in his past five Thursday matchups.WHERE’S THE RUSH?The Eagles only have two sacks in two games and none from their edge rushers. One came from safety Andrew Sendejo on a blitz. The other was from tackle Tim Jernigan, who is out with a broken foot. Veteran Brandon Graham got $27 million in guaranteed money to remain in Philly after only getting four sacks last season. Michael Bennett, who had nine, was traded to New England. Chris Long, who had 6½, wasn’t brought back so he retired. Derek Barnett, a 2017 first-round pick, had no hits on quarterback Matthew Stafford last week.“I know how the sacks go,” Graham said. “It’s a long season and you never know how stuff ends. There’s going to be some funny stuff that will be happening and I’m hoping we’re on the good side of it. The only thing I’m worried about is to make sure that we don’t separate from each other, which I doubt we’ll do.”10<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:PHOTOS: Packers vs. BroncosDEFENSE FIRSTWhile the Eagles are struggling to get to the passer, the Packers are having very few issues defensively. Green Bay’s four interceptions and 12 sacks are each tied for third most in the league. Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith combined for eight total tackles, six quarterback hits, five sacks and a forced fumble in the Packers’ win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.AARON WANTS MOREGreen Bay enters with the 28th-ranked offense. That’s not good enough for the Packers’ two-time MVP quarterback.“We’ve never wanted to just manage the football game around here, so the standards are very high for us,” Aaron Rodgers said. “We gotta play a lot better on offense. We’ve played some good defenses, no doubt about it, but the standard and the expectations are very high here and we haven’t met them on offense. … At some point, we can’t expect our defense to shut everybody down. They have been. But at some point the offense is going to have to wake up and start making some plays.”DROPPED PASSESWentz had eight of his passes dropped against the Lions, including a deep ball to J.J. Arcega-Whiteside that could’ve been the go-ahead score in the final minute. A week earlier Ronald Darby Jerseys 2019 , Nelson Agholor dropped what could’ve been a go-ahead 60-yard TD with under two minutes left in a 24-20 loss at Atlanta.“It’s part of the game. Guys are going to drop passes,” Wentz said. “We’re going to put the ball on the ground. I’m going to throw picks. We’re going to miss reads. Things happen. Guys make mistakes. Any time somebody drops a pass or something like that, I make sure I go right up to them and tell them it’s coming their way the next time and just try to keep building them up. Staying positive. Again, it’s frustrating. No one wants to make mistakes but there’s nothing you can really do about it. Just have to keep building those guys up.”—PHILADELPHIA (1-2) at GREEN BAY (3-0)Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFL Network and Amazon PrimeOPENING LINE — Packers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — Eagles 0-3; Packers 3-0SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 27-16-0LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Packers 27-13, Nov. 28, 2016LAST WEEK — Eagles lost to Lions 27-24; Packers beat Broncos 27-16AP PRO32 RANKING — Eagles No. 16, Packers No. 5EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (17), PASS (12).EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (2), PASS (29).PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (24), PASS (27).PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (25), PASS (5).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First Thursday night game between Eagles and Packers. … Green Bay 5-1 in past six against Philadelphia in regular season and postseason, including 2-1 in Green Bay. … Eagles are 5-5 in past 10 regular-season games vs. Green Bay. … Philadelphia last defeated Packers on Nov. 10, 2013 Black Chance Warmack Jerseys , at Lambeau Field. … Eagles have second-highest conversion rate (56.3 percent) on third downs. … QB Carson Wentz has been sacked six times and hit 14 times in past two games. … WR Nelson Agholor has six TD receptions in past five regular-season games. … RB Jordan Howard has four TDs rushing in past three vs. NFC North. … RB Miles Sanders had two fumbles on same drive vs. Lions. … TE Zach Ertz moved into second place on franchise list with 454 receptions. … Ertz fourth TE in NFL history to reach 5,000 yards receiving. … Philadelphia only has two sacks. … All-Pro DT Fletcher Cox had no tackles vs. Lions. … K Jake Elliott perfect on six extra points and four field goals. … Philadelphia’s special teams allowed 100-yard kickoff return vs. Lions. … Green Bay looks to win four games in September for first time since 2007. … Packers 4-1 in past five games on Thursday night. … QB Aaron Rodgers has 10 TDs and 0 INTs with a passer rating of 112.4 in past four Thursday night games. … Green Bay has won six of seven Thursday games in which Rodgers’ passer rating has eclipsed 100.0. … WR Davante Adams has five TD receptions in seven Thursday games, including four in past five. TE Jimmy Graham has six TD receptions in Thursday games, most among NFL TEs since 1948. … CB Tramon Williams has four interceptions in Thursday games. … OLB Preston Smith matched career high with three sacks vs. Broncos. … Smith has 4½ sacks this season, second most in NFL among linebackers. Fantasy tip: Rodgers and Adams love Thursday games. Adams’ five TD receptions on Thursdays tied for No. 2 among active players since 2014. Eagles running back Darren Sproles is back for his 15th NFL training camp, after an offseason in which he contemplated retirement and considered signing elsewhere. But he said Philadelphia feels like home.Sproles, who spent the offseason as a free agent before signing with the Eagles this month, said he talked to both of the other teams he has played for, the Chargers and the Saints, about a return. He also had interest from other teams. Philadelphia, however, is his favorite place to play.“I love this organization,’’ he said. “We’re like a family here. From the locker room to the front office to the fans, once you’ve been here, you don’t want to go anywhere else.’’The 36-year-old Sproles says he’s still healthy and in good shape.“I’ve been blessed,’’ he said. “And I’ve taken care of my body. I never let myself get out of shape. I just try to always train at a high level. No breaks. Because when you get in the game and you’re running that hurry-up offense, you don’t get any breaks. So, my thing is that’s the way I want to train.’’In what is likely the last training camp of his career, Sproles is excited to make it a good one.
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