Sunday, January 9, 2011

NFL Sunday Preview: Packers vs. Eagles

This matchup should be a good one with two of the top QB's facing off in Michael Vick and Aaron Rodgers.  Vick finished just behind Rodgers in passer rating for the year.  However, Vick is clearly the more dynamic and versatile player with his speed and ability to run the ball.  The Packers were fortunate to win this matchup in week 1 when Kolb went out with a concussion.  Vick nearly led the Eagles to a 2nd half comeback.

The Packers have lost 4 straight road playoff games including a 2004 loss to the Eagles that they would love to put in the past.  The Green Bay defense held the Eagles big playmakers, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy, in check in their first meeting this year.  

Vick and Eagles have too much firepower and will have the home crowd behind them.  Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have not been good in close games this year and will have all the pressure they could ask for in this afternoon's game.  

Eagles -1.5
Over 46.5

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