Heading into the 2020 season, this Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles was set to be a good late-season matchup. Philly pulled a mild upset of the Packers in week four last year, handing Matt LaFleur his first defeat as a head coach and being responsible for one of just four losses the Packers would face the entire season (playoffs included). The Eagles were also coming off an NFC East title and a playoff appearance, though they fell to the Seattle Seahawks at home in the Wild Card round.
This year, however, one would not fault the NFL for bumping this game out of a fairly prominent time slot. The Packers remain among the NFC’s best teams, holding an 8-3 record and arguably playing better football than they did a year ago, but the Eagles have fallen off a proverbial cliff.
Along with the rest of the NFC East, the Eagles have played poorly this season, scuffling to a 3-7-1 record so far in 2020 and sitting in third place behind the Washington Football Team and the New York Giants, both a half-game up at 4-7. Much of the team’s struggles have come from quarterback Carson Wentz, who ranks 30th in passer rating this year among the league’s 32 qualifying quarterbacks.
Despite the Eagles’ struggles, however, this game will get a nearly-national broadcast footprint, with only parts of the West Coast and New England seeing another game on local television during this time slot. Here’s this week’s game primer, with broadcast map and other game details all provided.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-7-1) vs. Green Bay Packers (8-3)
Sunday, December 6, 2020
3:25 PM Central Time (4:25 Eastern)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Commentators: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 82/XM 227
Yahoo! Sports app
Point spread: Packers favored by 9 points
Over/under total: 46.5
Week 4 2019: Eagles 34, @Packers 27
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 27-15-0
Postseason: Eagles lead 2-1