Packers News, 11/25: Packers need to channel 2016 magic against Eagles

On the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2016, the Packers were in . The 4-6 Packers were fresh off a loss at , and hopes for the postseason were dwindling to the point that issued his famous “Run the Table” comments after that contest.

That night, the Packers found a complete game, and had a tremendous bounce-back performance. He went 30-for-39 passing for 319 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers won 27-13. also got a great defensive performance, holding the Eagles to just 211 total yards while recording four sacks and an interception on .

This week, the Packers will need to channel their performance in that game in nearly every aspect. Instead of facing a 5-5 Eagles team, comes into this game with a 9-1 record, while the Packers are similarly situated to the 2016 team at just 4-7 and needing a clean sweep through the final six games of the season.

If they can find a way to overcome the difficult matchups ahead of them on Sunday night and pull an upset victory, this Packers team would get a massive emotional boost that could jump-start a late-season run. However, that’s going to be extraordinarily difficult against one of the NFL’s very best teams.

Finally, if you’re looking for a superstitious reason to hope for a Packers win, how about this: in that 2016 game, the Eagles wore their all-black uniforms, and they’re doing so again this Sunday.

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