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2011 NFL Playoff Schedule, Green Bay Packers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Can Pack Stop Michael Vick This Time?

If the Green Bay Packers can score an upset of the Philadelphia Eagles, they'll head to the Georgia Dome to play the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, no questions asked. The Eagles, however, are the only wild card round team that can't play in Atlanta in round two.

The first time these teams played, Michael Vick. That's pretty much the story. Vick had been Kevin Kolb's designated backup, but a Kolb concussion sent the former Falcon in around halftime of the week one matchup. Philly nearly came back from two scores down to tie the game late, as Vick went for 278 yards in just about 30 minutes of football. Kolb had produced all of 24.

But lost in the newly reborn Vick hysteria: Green Bay hadn't prepared for Vick as an every-down passer anywhere near as much as it had for Kolb. And the Packers were so thin at defensive line that their goal line package included two offensive linemen. He won't express himself quite so freely this time around against Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson, and company.

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Sunday, Jan 9, 2011, 4:30 PM EST
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