NFL Wild Card: Packers at Eagles

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  1. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    With eleven days to go before the Pats play again, discussion about the Patriots is starting to dry up. The biggest news over the next 72 hours will be the first round of the 2010-11 NFL playoffs, so I'm going to go ahead and start four threads on each of those games now.

    #6 Green Bay Packers (10-6) at #3 Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)
    Sunday January 9 at 4:30 p.m. EST on FOX
    Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will announce the game on TV
    Ian Eagle, Trent Green and Laura Okmin will do the radio broadcast

    Philadelphia is currently favored by 2½ to 3 points
    Over under is from 46 to 46½ points
    The Money Line has the Packers +120 to +130; Eagles -140 to -150

    Edit: Final results from the poll on the front page of
    76% thought the Packers would win, 24% thought the Eagles would win.
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    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    I'm looking forward to this game the most. I think GB shuts down the high powered offense and moves on to ATL
  3. Mark12

    Mark12 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    By far the best game of the weekend, I think Packers win 31-27 ...
  4. denverpatsfan

    denverpatsfan Supporter Supporter

    Looking forward to watching this game on Sunday afternoon here in Denver. Gonna be a close one. My gut tells me GB will prevail but don't count out Andy Reid in the 1st round his record is amazing.
  5. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Teams have figured out Vick and blitzing him is the key. Perfect matchup for a Dom Capers defense.
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  6. denverpatsfan

    denverpatsfan Supporter Supporter

    Yes but Reid will have him practicing against that type of defense all week. It will be interesting to see if he learns and doesn't revert to old scrambling for his life Vick rather than the new pocket passer Vick.
  7. West Philly Patriot

    West Philly Patriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    I think this is the best wildcard matchup in a while, really looking forward to this one. The eagles go as far as Vick takes them and he needs to be able to operate back there when the defense dials up the heat. If he can't adjust the eagles are one and done.
  8. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Vick hints that Andy Reid has figured something out with the Packer's blitz.

    Confident Vick braces for Packers' blitz | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/06/2011

    Not to change the subject, but if Green Bay wins by coming up with a totally different game plan on defense, then this quote should be forwarded to every member of the media who complains about the Patriots limiting access to their players, and the players being robotic with their answers to questions from the press.

    One other tidbit from that column: kicker David Akers and strong safety Quintin Mikell are the only Eagle players remaining from their Super Bowl 39 team.
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  9. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Vick, DeSean: Two stars who need to align for Eagles | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/06/2011

    Wow, sports writers openly wanting the home town team to win - imagine that!
  10. BillBelichickFan79

    BillBelichickFan79 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I love Dom Capers as a defensive coach. I was so excited when we brought him in, but his impact was never really felt. I love his defensive scheme and I think he will give Vick fits. He will throw a whole bunch of different looks at Vick, mix coverages, and get into some exotic blitzes. He'll have Vick off balance all day.

    Philly will play right into Green Bay's hands with the way they refuse to consistently run the ball. Capers can just keep dialing up a bunch of different things. This Packers secondary is big and physical enough to get good jams on Desean and Maclin at the line.

    I expect Green Bay to win and I currently like them to get to the SB in the NFC. I know they'd have to do it all on the road, but I love that defense, and they've got a QB and an offense that can get hot quick and score in bunches.
  11. naF staP

    naF staP Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Packers vs Eagles is the game I see going either way. Should be the best game of the weekend.
  12. karran_s

    karran_s On the Game Day Roster

    The Packers D is one of the best I've seen. I saw a number of teams playing this season and I was very impressed by the overall team and the quality players they have on their roster.

    They play tough and I think if Vick is contained, the Packers win. They definitely have the edge from a defensive standpoint.

    However, Vick is the X-factor. If he plays as great as he did recently, when he demolished the Redskins, Vick is virtually unstoppable and can put a lot of points in a hurry. DeSean is another player to watch and if the Packers make a mistake in defending him, he will take it to the house as he's extraordinarily agile and quick - no Packer will be able to run him down once he gets going.
  13. Haterproof

    Haterproof Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I still can't say who I think will win this game. I do think Green bay's lack of a running game is going to catch up them at some point.
  14. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Some links to what they're saying in Wisconsin about this game:

    Packers' Jenkins expects to play - JSOnline - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    Secret's out on Packers' Walden - JSOnline

    Packers' defense on weapon detail for Vick - JSOnline
  15. Mark12

    Mark12 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #12 Jersey

    I truly believe whoever wins this game will eventually win the NFC...
  16. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Packers' Whitt proves he's always in their corner - JSOnline

    Quickly, Shields fills out Packers' coverage - JSOnline

    Preview: Packers at Eagles - JSOnline

    Packers Blog - JSOnline
  17. andrewgarrr

    andrewgarrr Banned

    I think the winner of this game will win the NFC.
  18. andrewgarrr

    andrewgarrr Banned

  19. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here Supporter

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    guy was pushed into the ball
  20. andrewgarrr

    andrewgarrr Banned

    Yeah I don't really understand that rule..
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