The Packers at present just require some first downs to run this clock all the way to the ground, although two rushes left them at a 3rd and 4. They tried pass and alas for the Eagles, Donald Driver had 10 yards of gap which helped him to pick up the first down and the clock continues running.
After some time on a new third down, when the Packers handed off the ball to John Kuhn, Moises Fokou shot the space and gripped Kuhn in the backfield to bring him down with the D-line. It was only nine minutes left; the Eagles started their drive from the 26 with King Dunlap in the game to fight against struggling Winston Justice.
At that time DeSean Jackson catches his first pass of the game, and bursts past Green Bay linebackers for 19 yards. Vick goes to one side to LeSean McCoy next, the player who scurried down the sidelines for 11 and got the Eagles to the Packers 40. Later in another first down to Jason Avant (on a short drop!), the Eagles were driving with the clock under 6 minutes. After Vick failed to see Brent Celek on a broken play, LeSean McCoy shot a dump pass to Packers 18. After a few plays Vick coolly hit Celek who got some defenders with him to the 3-yard-line.
Two terribly drawn-up plays later and the Eagles were keeping their eyes at a 3rd and goal from the 2, and during that time 4:17 left on the clock. Vick took it himself again not handing the ball to a running back, and the Packers were not taken aback, chopping him down together. It was fourth down, down two scores, with 4 minutes left.
Now what should Andy Reid do now?
Obviously this is the time to Call a timeout!
After the break, Big Red took a decision to send his offense out there not going for Akers again. Vick took it himself, as it was expected, but this time he got in the end zone, as pushed the ball over the plane.
On the two-point conversion (to cut it to a field goal), Brent Celek caught the ball in the back of the end zone, but stepped out of the end zone first and by rule can not be the first to touch the ball afterward. The refs overruled themselves and gave the Eagles another try at the end zone, from five yards back. Great job by the officials to talk that one out, but Vick didn’t see a wide open Celek in the middle and had to get rid of the ball with pressure in his face. Unfortunately Vick rolled his ankle on that play and is hobbling on the sidelines.
21-16 Packers. Those Akers misses hurt as bad as ever. Kevin Kolb warming on the sidelines.