GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Eagles defense continued its stellar play in the red zone when Brandon Boykin made a huge play in the second quarter, intercepting Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien and returning the ball 76 yards into Packers territory. Tolzien, in for the injured Seneca Wallace (who started in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers), threw the ball to the outside on 3rd-and-3 from the Eagles' 5-yard-line. Boykin stepped in front and grabbed the pass before racing past a number of Packers during his long return.
Unfortunately, the Eagles' ensuing drive stalled after a missed non-call on a facemask of LeSean McCoy and a missed 39-yard field goal by Alex Henery.
Coming into the game, the Eagles ranked 16th in the league in red-zone defense, allowing touchdowns on over 56 percent of opponent's trips into the red zone. They ranked 18th and 30th in 2012 and 2011, respectively.
Boykin has been playing primarily in the slot, despite the absence of cornerback Bradley Fletcher. Roc Carmichael has been playing most of the snaps at outside right cornerback.
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