GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Eagles geared up all week for the Green Bay running attack knowing that Seneca Wallace, not Aaron Rodgers, was playing quarterback.
That didn't last long.
Wallace left the game and was listed as questionable to return with a groin injury suffered on Green Bay's first drive, when he completed 5 of 5 passes for 25 yards. Scott Tozien came in to play quarterback in Wallace's absence and completed one of his first two passes.
Wallace came out throwing on Green Bay's first offensive snap in Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, completing his first pass to fullback John Kuhn for a gain of 6 yards and setting up running back Eddie Lacy for a power run up the gut for 11 yards to the Green Bay 38-yard line.
Worse, inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks was injured on the play with an apparent right knee injury and walked gingerly off the field after being down for a couple of minutes. Najee Goode replaced Kendricks in the lineup.
Green Bay used a wishbone formation on its next play and Lacy gained 6 yards to the right side. After a 1-yard loss, Wallace threw to the right side for an 8-yard gain to Jordy Nelson and Green Bay had a first down at the Philadelphia 49-yard line.
After a Lacy run, Wallace threw for Jones and gained a first down at the 31-yard line. A couple of fine defensive plays – DeMeco Ryans tackled Lacy for a 3-yard loss and Nate Allen had an open-field tackle for a loss of a yard, presented Wallace with a third-and-14 play, and pressure forced Wallace right. His completion to tight end Brandon Bostick was good for zero yards.
Then Mason Crosby came on and his 53-yard field goal attempt bounced off the right upright.
After the Eagles scored on a Nick Foles 55-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson, Tolzien came in and it was announced that Wallace was questionable to return with a groin injury.