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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers 12/6/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Green Bay Packers on 12/6/2020 at 4:25PM.

Philadelphia and Green Bay face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Philadelphia has a record of 3-7 this season. Green Bay is 8-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Philadelphia Team Defense Preview

Philadelphia faces 5.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 27.1 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.97 points per offensive possession. 36.5% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 7.3% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 32.1 yard line, they usually take up 2:34 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 96.8 against Philadelphia and on 0.8% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Philadelphia has forced a sack rate of 9.1% this season.

Examining Philadelphia in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 149 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 55 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 36.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 14 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 5 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 35.7%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 36 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 23 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 63.9%.

Philadelphia Team Offense Preview

Philadelphia has 5.7 plays per drive, this offense averages 27.2 yards per drive, and they score 1.71 points per offensive possession. 29.2% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 16.2% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.4 and these drives typically last 2:27.

On 3.8% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 3.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Philadelphia has yielded 46 sacks this season and this has resulted in 304 yards lost.

They rushed for 5.0 yards per carry and for 116.2 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 21 times this season.

Examining Philadelphia in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 145 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 56 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 38.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 22 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 7 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 31.8%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 33 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 20 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 60.6%.

Green Bay Team Defense Preview

Green Bay faces 6.0 plays per drive, this defense gives up 33.6 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.35 points per drive. On 41.6% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 10.6% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 28.8 and these drives typically last 2:39.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 98.4 against Green Bay and 1.9% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Green Bay has caused a sack rate of 6.2% this season.

Examining Green Bay in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 124 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 49 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 39.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 14 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 7 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 50.0%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 36 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 24 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 66.7%.

Green Bay Team Offense Preview

Green Bay has 6.2 plays per drive, they generate 37.6 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.90 points per drive. On 47.8% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 7.0% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 28.5 yard line, they usually take up 3:10 of time.

8.7% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Green Bay and 1.0% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Green Bay has given up 12 sacks this season and this has resulted in 119 yards lost.

Green Bay rushed for 4.4 yards per carry and for 121.9 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 8 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Green Bay and examine various situations. They have had 130 third down attempts this season and have converted 63 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 48.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 18 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 11 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 61.1%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 43 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 32 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 74.4%.

The Philadelphia Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia

Carson Wentz QB 6-5 237

This season, Carson Wentz has put up 2541 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has thrown 15 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 73.4thus far this season. Carson Wentz has thrown 15 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Carson Wentz has 258 rushing yards, which puts him in the 83.72 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 49 times this season, which puts him in the 83.72 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 5 rushing touchdowns this season.

Miles Sanders RB 5-11 211

This season, Miles Sanders has 600 rushing yards on 108 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 3 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Miles Sanders picked up 123 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 19 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Travis Fulgham WR 6-2 215

This season, Travis Fulgham picked up 467 yards. He caught the ball 33 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Fletcher Cox DT 6-4 310

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Philadelphia, Fletcher Cox has 22 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 97.4 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Brandon Graham DE 6-2 265

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Philadelphia, Brandon Graham has 30 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 7 times this season, which put him in the 90.79 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 2.0 fumbles this season.

Jalen Mills SS 6-0 191

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Philadelphia, Jalen Mills had 46 tackles which puts him in the 79.21 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Jalen Mills as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 56.41 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Darius Slay CB 6-0 190

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Philadelphia, Darius Slay had 43 tackles which puts him in the 94.07 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Darius Slay as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 22.27 percentile among Corners this season.

The Green Bay Roster

The Players to Watch for Green Bay

Aaron Rodgers QB 6-2 225

This season, Aaron Rodgers has put up 3100 yards and 33 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 117.6thus far this season. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 4 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Aaron Rodgers has 90 rushing yards, which puts him in the 60.47 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 19 times this season, which puts him in the 46.51 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

Aaron Jones RB 5-9 208

This season, Aaron Jones has 624 rushing yards on 130 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Aaron Jones picked up 261 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 33 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Davante Adams WR 6-1 215

This season, Davante Adams picked up 908 yards. He caught the ball 74 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 11 receiving touchdowns this season.

Kenny Clark NT 6-3 314

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Green Bay, Kenny Clark has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 50.65 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Kingsley Keke DE 6-3 288

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Green Bay, Kingsley Keke has 9 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 41.45 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Adrian Amos FS 6-0 214

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Green Bay, Adrian Amos had 39 tackles which puts him in the 66.85 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Adrian Amos as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 56.41 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Jaire Alexander CB 5-10 196

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Green Bay, Jaire Alexander had 31 tackles which puts him in the 68.64 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Jaire Alexander as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 60.0 percentile among Corners this season.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 21 Green Bay Packers 29

Spread Pick: Green Bay -7.5 -105 5Dimes
Moneyline Pick: Green Bay -355 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 48 -118 matchbook