Green Bay Packers (1-0) 27, Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) 20
Sunday September 12th 2010 (at Philadelphia)
(PHILADELPHIA) - Aaron Rodgers threw for 188 yards and a pair of TDs as Green Bay held on in an injury-plagued season-opener. Rodgers connected with Greg Jennings and Donald Driver for scores and was also intercepted twice on 19-of-31 throws. Jennings led all receivers with 82 yards on five receptions, while Driver hauled in his 50th career touchdown amid a five-catch, 30-yard day. Ryan Grant limped off in the first half with an ankle injury and did not return. Brandon Jackson filled in admirably and ran for 63 yards on 18 carries as Green Bay won its fourth straight season opener. It was the Packers' first win in Philadelphia since 1962, having lost nine consecutive trips to the City of Brotherly Love. Kevin Kolb's long-awaited tenure as the Eagles' starting quarterback was met with disaster. The fourth-year pro was making his third career start and first since the team shipped long-time signal-caller Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in the offseason. Kolb was flat in completing 5-of-10 passes for 24 yards before being knocked out of the game with a concussion. He was chased down from behind by the Packers' Clay Matthews on a third-down scramble and landed hard on the ground under the weight of the tackle. His head and left knee were driven into the turf simultaneously as he fumbled the ball out of bounds. Kolb came back out for the next series before being replaced by Michael Vick to start the second half. Vick was crisp in hitting on 16-of-24 throws for 175 yards and a touchdown in leading Philadelphia back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth. He ran for another 103 yards on 11 attempts but the Eagles (0-1) fell just short in the end. The Green Bay offense clicked to rattle off most of its points in a 20-minute span over the middle two quarters after the sides traded field goals in a sluggish start. Kolb's injury was just the beginning for what could be a potentially devastating opening game for the Eagles. LB Stewart Bradley was also lost to a concussion in a nasty collision with a teammate in the second quarter. RB Leonard Weaver had to be helped off the field with what was being called a left knee sprain, but may be a torn ACL according to coach Andy Reid, who did confirm that center Jamaal Jackson has a torn biceps muscle. The Eagles celebrated the 50th anniversary of their 1960 NFL Championship victory over the Packers in a pre-game ceremony. It proved to be the great Vince Lombardi's only career playoff loss.
GREEN BAY    -  0 13 14  0 - 27
PHILADELPHIA -  3  0  7 10 - 20
                       GREEN BAY  PHILADELPHIA
First downs                   22            16
Rush-yards-TDs          33-132-1      20-149-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-31-188-2-2 21-34-199-1-0
Sacked-yards                3-21          6-28
Net pass yards               167           171
Total yards                  299           320
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             2-15         10-80
1st - PHIL - David Akers, 45-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 3-0
2nd - GB - Crosby, 49-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Driver, 6-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - GB - Crosby, 56-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-3
3rd - GB - Kuhn, 3-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 20-3
3rd - PHIL - LeSean McCoy, 12-yard run (Akers kick) GREEN BAY 20-10
3rd - GB - Jennings, 32-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 27-10
4th - PHIL - Jeremy Maclin, 17-yard pass from Michael Vick (Akers kick) GREEN BAY 27-17
4th - PHIL - Akers, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-20
GREEN BAY - Brandon Jackson 18-63, Ryan Grant 8-45, John Kuhn 2-15 1 TD, Aaron Rodgers 5-9
PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick 11-103, LeSean McCoy 7-35 1 TD, Jeremy Maclin 1-11, Leonard Weaver 1-0
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 31-19-188 2 TD 2 INT
PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Kolb 10-5-24, Michael Vick 24-16-175 1 TD
GREEN BAY - Greg Jennings 5-82 1 TD, Donald Driver 5-30 1 TD, Jermichael Finley 4-47, Brandon Jackson 2-12, James Jones 2-10, Jordy Nelson 1-7
PHILADELPHIA - LeSean McCoy 5-47, Jason Avant 4-41, Jeremy Maclin 4-38 1 TD, DeSean Jackson 4-30, Brent Celek 2-32, Eldra Buckley 1-10, Mike McGlynn 1-1
Eagles QB Kevin Kolb completed 5 of 10 passes for 24 yards and was nearly picked off three times. He banged his head when Packers linebacker Clay Matthews dragged him down and pounced on him from behind, ending his day with a concussion in the season opener.