GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was a strange first quarter at Lambeau Field on Sunday that ended with the Eagles leading, 7-0.
On the team's second offensive possession, quarterback Nick Foles went up top for DeSean Jackson, who was covered by cornerback Traman Williams and safety Morgan Burnett. The ball was converged on by the defense and both players appeared to collide while going for the interception. The ball popped into the air and Jackson made the catch at the 2-yard line and walked into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown.
Green Bay's quarterback troubles deepened when Seneca Wallace left the game after one series. He was replaced by Scott Tolzien and the Packers were forced to rely heavily on the running game, even more than expected.
Foles was 4 of 5 for 69 yards and the touchdown in the quarter. Running back LeSean McCoy ran 7 times for 43 yards in the quarterback.
Running back Eddie Lacy was the workhorse for Green Bay in that quarter, running 10 times for 34 yards.
The Eagles moved the ball well when the offense was on the field, but had just seven points to show for it. Defensively, it was clear very early that if the Eagles are able to stop the run, it will be very difficult for Tolzien, who was on the Green Bay practice squad until Aaron Rodgers was injured last Monday night, to generate much in the air. He completed 1 of 2 passes for 8 yards in the first quarter after Wallace went 5 for 5 for 25 yards.