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Fourth Quarter Review: Eagles Win, 27-13

The fourth quarter started with the Packers in the middle of a drive and at their own 48-yard line. A pass from quarterback Scott Tolzien to wide receiver James Jones picked up nine yards and running back Eddie Lacy bulled his way forward for three yards and a first down. After an incompletion, a roughing the passer penalty on linebacker Najee Goode moved the ball to the Eagles' 25-yard line. Defensive end Vinny Curry then exploded through the line and engulfed Tolzien for the Eagles' first sack of the game. Following a false start, the Packers were faced with a second-and-23. Tolzien completed a wide receiver screen to Jarrett Boykin, who picked up 20 yards after the catch. On third-and-2, Eagles cornerback Roc Carmichael knocked away a pass intended for Jones, and the Packers were forced to settle for a field goal to make the score 27-13.

On the Eagles' next drive, Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels and cornerback Tramon Williams sacked Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and forced a fumble, which the latter also recovered. The Packers offense took over at the 13-yard line but could not capitalize on the momentum shift. Tolzien floated a pass to the back of the end zone for wide receiver Jordy Nelson on fourth down. After a brief bobble, Nelson got his hand under the ball, but it rolled when he hit the ground and was ruled incomplete. The call was upheld upon review, and the Eagles assumed possession at their own 8-yard line with 9:32 remaining.

What came next was a clinic in ball control and chewing up the clock to protect a lead.

The Eagles would churn out a 12-play drive that featured 11 runs, picking up first down after first down and matriculating the ball down the field. Running backs LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown gained 50 yards on eight carries and 11 yards on two carries, respectively, while Foles picked up the final first down with a nine-yard scamper. When all was said and done and Foles took three knees to end the game, the Eagles had burned the final 9:32 en route to icing the 27-13 win.

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