For those of you taking notes at home, the Philadelphia Eagles are barely sure who their starting quarterback is. Michael Vick is out, Nick Foles had a record-tying performance last Sunday but didn’t get his coach’s vote of confidence until just a few days ago, and Matt Barkley is just sitting there waiting to see what rabbit Eagles head coach Chip Kelly decides to pull from his visor next. Fortunately for the Eagles, the 5-3 Green Bay Packers have an equally tenuous quarterback situation, as Aaron Rodgers is out for at least three weeks with a fractured collarbone. So, if you’d like to see the battle of second-string QBs and aren’t able to catch the game on FOX, you can watch Eagles vs Packers game online free streaming live using one of several different methods.
Yes, kickoff at 1pm EST / 10am PST should be interesting today at Lambeau Field. Green Bay had won 29 of its last 31 regular-season games at Lambeau Field before Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. But that record wasn’t entirely surprising, considering they’d played all but three of the past 372 games with either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers as the starting QB. Today against the 4-5 Eagles, though, Green Bay quarterback Seneca Wallace, who was brought in more as an insurance policy than anything else, will get the starting nod under some rather crazy circumstances.
The circumstances are no less dramatic on the other side of the field. The Eagles this season have played at times with three different quarterbacks, and even after Nick Foles tied an NFL record with seven TD passes and became the only NFL player with a perfect 158.3 passer rating, coach Chip Kelly still didn’t immediately back Foles as the starting QB right away. It’s a safe bet than when you watch Eagles vs Packers game online free streaming you’ll see Foles leading the Eagles downfield, but the way these teams — and the entire NFL landscape, for that matter — are dealing with quarterback injuries, who knows whether Foles will actually play all four quarters.
Today’s matchup isn’t just about quarterbacks, though, in spite of that being the best storyline. Not only is Clay Matthews expected to return for Green Bay, but two of the league’s top running backs will take the field today, as LeSean McCoy and Eddie Lacy both suit up. McCoy ranks first in the NFL with 777 rushing yards, but he’s slowed dramatically during the past three games, managing a total of just 147 yards. Meanwhile, Lacy has erupted for 545 rushing yards since Oct. 1, and his 596 rushing yards so far — as a rookie — are more than any Packer RB has totaled in either of the past two seasons.
In spite of the seemingly equal playing field with Green Bay going without Aaron Rodgers, most experts are picking the Packers to win. As the days went by this past week, though, more and more folks began wondering whether Chip Kelly’s high-speed offense might return for today’s Week 10 matchup. For several weeks, Philadelphia enjoyed the NFL’s top-ranked offense, but they’ve since slipped to fourth overall, with the 10th-rated passing game and third-ranked rushing attack. The realists still pick Green Bay, but with Packers backup QB Seneca Williams taking the starting snaps, Packer nation is a bit uneasy.
To see which of these two teams, Philly or Green Bay, does better without its starting QB, you can watch Eagles vs Packers game online free streaming on DirecTV’s website. To do so you’ll need to have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package, which requires a subscription, but anyone who has a subscription can watch the live streaming version free of any game, including today’s 1pm EST / 10am PST game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.