Eagles: "We knew they'd run a pass"

Inside the Packers costly goal line interception

Mike Clemens
September 28, 2019 - 12:29 pm

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Green Bay, WI - The Packers looked like they were on their way to at least tie up the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football. 

On a 2nd & goal from the Philadelphia 3 - yard line, Aaron Rodgers tried to throw a slant pass to his tallest receiver, Marquez Valdez-Scantling, for a touchdown. 

Instead, a back-up cornerback Craig James, just promoted from the Eagles' practice squad, read the play, deflected the pass, and as it floated in the air, Philadelphia veteran linebacker Nigel Bradham pulled it in for an interception and sealed the victory for the visitors. 

At his locker, Bradham told The FAN the Eagles defense and their coordinator Jim Schwartz were convinced that once the Packers got into a goal line situation, Matt LaFleur would not call any running plays, but would rely on short passes to attempt to score a touchdown.

This was not based on any tendencies they had seen of the Packers offense this sesaon. 

It's what they had seen on tape from last year when LaFleur was the play caller and offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans. CLICK HERE for PODCAST