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NFL Playoff Scenarios: Root For Bears If You Want To Avoid Eagles, Falcons Fans

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You've seen it coming since Michael Vick first took over for the Philadelphia Eagles back in September against the Green Bay Packers: Vick vs. the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs. The Eagles beat Atlanta soundly in Philly minus Vick and in Atlanta last year, though the latter was without Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, and so forth.

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The media really, really wants this to happen. Vick in the Georgia Dome is the only NFC Championship Game scenario that could possibly match last year's New Orleans Saints vs. Brett Favre storylines. I, for one, do not want it to happen. If the Falcons are able to beat Vick in the playoffs and exorcise all the demons and what have you, then great. But let's not take the chance if we can avoid it.

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Thus, we root for the Chicago Bears to keep winning. They'll take home field over the Eagles if they win out, regardless of what Philadelphia does. Besides the fact that you'd merrily take Jay Cutler in the Georgia Dome in January over Vick, this would also force Philly to play in round one. Vick would likely have to get through both a furious New York Giants team and the Bears to get to us. 

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Not scared of Vick -- just keeping it real. This Eagles team carved up the Falcons with Kevin Kolb behind center.

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Am I being a sissy coward of a worrywart? Do you want Vick in the playoffs?

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