Packers use survival tactics in Philly : Packers Insider

Packers use survival tactics in Philly

September 13, 2010 by  
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Sept 13, 2010 ~ by Bob McGinn

~Philadelphia — Whatever the Green Bay Packers are to become in 2010, they certainly weren’t the dominant team they were on opening day in 1996, or the last time they won the Super Bowl.

Those Packers went to Tampa forced to wear their dark jerseys in tropical heat and mangled Tony Dungy’s Buccaneers, 34-3, out-gaining them, 406-176, in an awe-inspiring performance that was often repeated in a 16-3 campaign.  

"Any game on the road in the NFL is tough," Jordy Nelson said. "And they're a good team."

On Sunday, these Packers were under the gun right up to the two-minute warning, when linebacker Clay Matthews and the defense rose up to stop the Philadelphia Eagles on fourth-and-1 and preserve a 27-20 opening victory at Lincoln Financial Field.

“Hey, all I know is going on the road the first game and getting a victory in a place like this, we’ll take it and move on,” defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. “It’s a hard place to win.”

Is it ever. As the team buses rolled along the interstate into south Philly early Sunday afternoon, a welcoming party used slingshots from about 100 yards away to lob eggs at the Packers, according to wide receiver Jordy Nelson.   Full story from McGinn here

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