Friday, August 11, 2017

Philadelphia at Green Bay

Last night we attended the Packers’ first preseason game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. After the experts were talking about how rainy it was going to be all week, the weather was actually perfect through the whole game.

The visiting teams always do their pre-game warm-ups on our end of the field.

While QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) dressed for pre-game warm-ups, he did not play a down in the game.

The post-anthem flyover was a single U.S. Coast Guard helicopter (AP photo).

The opening kick-off to the 2017 Green Bay Packers season.

With QB Aaron Rodgers a healthy scratch from the starting line-up, QB Brett Hundley (#7) played most of the first half.

RB Ty Montgomery (#88) fumbles on an early carry in the game (AP photo).

QB Carson Wentz (#11) led the Eagles to a 6-0 lead (AP photo).

QB Brett Hundley (#7) had a chance to showcase his talents. With all due respect, we do not hope to see him in the regular season (AP photo).

QB Aaron Rodgers seen on the sidelines, out of uniform (AP photo).

WR Davante Adams (#17) fumbles the ball after making a first-half reception (AP photo).

Philadelphia rookie WR Mack Hollins (#10) eludes FS Quinten Rollins (#24) for a TD (AP photo).

Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson won a Super Bowl ring as a QB with the Packers from 1995-98 and 2001-04 (AP photo).

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy watches a replay during the game (AP photo).

WR Trevor Davis (#11) scores a TD on an exciting punt return (AP photo).

LB Joe Thomas (#48) picked off an Eagles’ pass (AP photo).

T Don Barclay (#67) injured his ankle in the game (above and below — AP photos).

The scariest moment of the game came from a hard hit on seventh-round draft choice WR Malachi Dupre (#19) following a reception (AP photo).

The view from the Packerville, U.S.A. seats. Besides this incident, we saw all of the Packers’ scoring on our end of the field.

The medical staff did their work and Dupre gave the crowd a “thumbs up” while being carted off the field (AP photo).

WR Jeff Janis (#83) gets himself a touchdown (AP photo).

WR Jeff Janis (#83) also participated in his first “Lambeau Leap” of the season (AP photo).

QB Joe Callahan (#6) has been fun to watch in the Packers’ preseason games of 2016 and 2017 (AP photo).

QB Joe Callahan (#6) gets stripped of the ball, and lost his helmet in the scramble to recover the ball (AP photo).

QB Joe Callahan (#6) gets a pass off on the run (AP photo).

Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy greets Philadelphia coach Doug Peterson on the field after the game (AP photo).

Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz (#11) talks with QB Aaron Rodgers after the game (AP photo).

The final score from Thursday night’s first preseason game at Lambeau Field (AP photo).