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Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay.
When: Sunday November 16, 21:25 (UK time)
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The Green Bay Packers have the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions in their sights, but they face a difficult test on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Green Bay will look to stay unbeaten at Lambeau Field against an Eagles team that is 7-2 for the season and appear to have had a smooth transition with Mark Sanchez now under center.
The Packers remain one game adrift of the Detroit Lions at the top of the NFC North, but they will be buoyed by their 55-14 win over divisional rivals the Chicago Bears last weekend.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 315 yards and matched an NFL record with six touchdowns in the first half, including 73 and 40 yard scoring strikes to Jordy Nelson.
That led to Nelson conceding that Rodgers arguably played his best football in that game, and the Packers will need a similar performance on Sunday in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Green Bay are 32-3 in their last 35 regular-season games at home with Rodgers under center, and coach Mike McCarthy inevitably told the media that they “like playing at home” and wish to play as many more as possible this season.
However, the Eagles hit the road with a half-game lead in their division and saw Sanchez lead the way with 332 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Carolina Panthers last time out.
Philadelphia are certainly impressing on the offensive side of the ball, but they are ranked 28th in the NFL with 19 scores allowed through the air. Linebacker Brandon Graham insisted that they must get to Rodgers on Sunday, but they will also have to ensure that they continue their high scoring after averaging 31.0 points to rank fourth in the league.