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Eagles Sprint Out To 25-0 Lead

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The Eagles battle the Green Bay Packers in their third preseason game of the 2015 season. Check out all of the action from the game ...

After the first quarter of play at a foggy Lambeau Field, the Eagles' lead the Packers, 25-0.  Both the offense and defense were dominant in the opening 15 minutes. Sam Bradford completed all 10 of his pass attempts, and the defense not only held Green Bay scoreless but also added six points of its own.

Special teams provided Philadelphia with a quick spark thanks to a 62-yard kick return from rookie Raheem Mostert, putting the team in great field position. In the six plays it took to move the ball 38 yards to the end zone, DeMarco Murray carried twice and Ryan Mathews carried once for a combined 18 yards. Darren Sproles then caught an 8-yard pass from Bradford off a wheel route for the touchdown. However, instead of kicking for the extra point, the Eagles brought out Tim Tebow to attempt a 2-point conversion. The attempt was a half-yard short, ending the drive with six points.

Following a three-and-out from Green Bay, thanks to a solid Eagles defense, Philadelphia got the ball back at its own 45-yard line with 11:27 left in the quarter. Bradford quickly connected with wide receiver Jordan Matthews for a 27-yard gain, bringing the team to the 21-yard line. Murray and Matthews moved the ball 13 additional yards in the next two plays, and on fourth-and-goal, Bradford threw to tight end Trey Burton over the middle to pick up the six points. Once again, the Eagles sent out Tebow for the two-point conversion, but the attempt was not successful. Lane Johnson suffered a knee injury, and is done for the night. However, Johnson is OK and will be ready for the season opener.

The Eagles' defense, feeling left out of the fun, added to the lead shortly thereafter. Walter Thurmond had a pick-six, intercepting the ball at the Green Bay 28-yard line. The touchdown put the Eagles up 18-0. Staying on the field, Green Bay's offense moved the ball 52 yards down the field to begin the next drive. However on third down, Fletcher Cox came up with a big stop, forcing the Packers to attempt a field goal. The attempt was tipped, pushing the kick wide and keeping the Packers scoreless.

Bradford and the offense added to the commanding lead, beginning with Sproles. He picked up 33 yards on a catch-and-run. Two plays later, Brent Celek caught a 7-yard touchdown pass, completing the 59-yard drive. Kip Smith's extra point attempt was good, and the team increased its lead to a commanding 25-0. Smith is handling kicking duties for Cody Parkey to give him extra opportunities.

With the second quarter beginning, Green Bay has possession of the ball at its own 41-yard line.

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