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Eagles hold on to beat Packers; Avonte Maddox taken off on stretcher

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Eagles running back Jordan Howard rushes for a touchdown during the second half against the Packers on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Nigel Bradham picked off Aaron Rodgers’ pass in the end zone with 20 seconds left, Jordan Howard gashed Green Bay for his second career three-touchdown game and the Philadelphia Eagles ended a two-game losing streak with 34-27 victory over the Packers on Thursday night.

Howard finished with 15 carries for 87 yards with two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, Carson Wentz went 16 for 27 for 160 yards, three scores and no turnovers and the Eagles (2-2) rebounded after losing back-to-back games by a combined seven points.

Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (Pitt) suffered a frightening injury with less than two minutes left in the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit from teammate Andrew Sendejo. Maddox fell immediately to the ground and was treated by trainers from both teams, who strapped him to a backboard and wheeled him off on a stretcher.

Rodgers started 10 for 10 and finished 34 for 53 for 422 yards, two touchdowns and a fumble that set up a short Philadelphia scoring drive.

Davante Adams had a career-high 180 yards on 10 catches for Green Bay, but he wasn’t on the field for the Packers (3-1) on the last drive because of a toe injury.

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