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Third Quarter Review: Eagles Lead 27-10

The Packers started the second half with the ball, trailing 10-3. On their opening drive, the Packers would pick up one first down, but that would be all. Tim Masthay would come in to punt, and the Packers would down the ball at the Eagles sixteen-yard yard line.

With the ball back and a seven-point lead, the Eagles- as they have done so often this season- went to work very quickly. LeSean McCoy would break out for 30 yards on a second-down play, taking the ball into Green Bay territory to the 45. On the very next play, Nick Foles would go play-action and find Riley Cooper, who made a diving catch at the one-yard line and barrel-rolled into the end zone for a touchdown.

Green Bay would get the ball back with 11:21 on the clock, and running back Eddie Lacy would pick up two yards on a third-and-one play. On the very next play, however, the Eagles defense would come up big. Scott Tolzien's pass over the middle was tipped into the air by Cary Williams and intercepted by a diving DeMeco Ryans. Ryans would return the ball to the Green Bay 43-yard line.

With just over nine minutes on the clock, the Eagles would turn to McCoy. On the first play of the drive, McCoy ran up the middle for 18 yards, down to the Packers 25-yard line. The drive would stall at the Packers 25- yard line, but Alex Henery would extend the Eagles lead to 20-3.

The Packers were able to answer back on their next drive, methodically driving into Eagles territory. On a first down play from the Eagles 22, Tolzien would find tight end Brandon Bostick for a touchdown pass. It was the first-career touchdown for both Tolzien and Bostick.

With their lead cut to 20-10, the Eagles would once again find an answer. On a key third-and-six play from the Packers 49, Foles would role to his right for a huge 16-yard gain to keep the drive alive. Two plays later, Foles would once again find Cooper for a touchdown, this time from 32 yards out.

As the third quarter came to a close, the scoreboard read Eagles 27, Green Bay 10.

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