This will be the best game of the weekend, in my humble opinion, and the experts tend to agree. As a Falcons fan, I'm of course rooting for the Packers to win but the analyst in me thinks the Eagles will advance to the divisional playoffs. What do the experts believe?
|Miami Herald||Packers||Greg Cote: Teams met in the season opener and Pack won 27-20. Cheesers are playing better lately, and I trust Aaron Rodgers, whose omission from the Pro Bowl was a travesty. I also think the Packers have a very good, underrated defense, and that Philly is overrated and vulnerable there. Packers 31, Eagles 27|
|CBS Sports||Eagles||In a 3-2 split, the Eagles get the slight edge from the CBS experts.|
|Fanhouse||Eagles||R.J. White: One of the more dangerous six seeds we've seen in recent years, Green Bay has the momentum and the personnel to topple an Eagles team that was, until very recently, considered a Super Bowl favorite. Expect Michael Vick to work his magic in the end, though, and bring the Eagles back in the fourth quarter, should they fall behind. Philadelphia 34, Green Bay 31|
|What If Sports||Eagles||The Eagles won 64.6 percent of the simulations. Eagles 21, Packers 17|
|Sports Illustrated||Packers||Peter King: This will be a great back-and-forth game, right down to the two-minute warning. Anybody's ballgame. I say the Pack D will make two or three plays to win it late. Packers 31, Eagles 27|
|USA Today||Packers||Five picks for Green Bay and three for Philly.|
|Sporting News||Packers||Only two experts like the Eagles to hold serve at home.|
This is the closest playoff game based on expert predictions with 13 votes for the Packers and 10 votes for the Eagles. I know the Falcons fans don't want to see Michael Vick and the Eagles in a possible NFC championship game but I'm not so sure they want to see Aaron Rodgers and company again either. Best-case scenario: Seahawks and Eagles win. Then in round two, Bears beat the Eagles to play the Falcons in the NFC title game. That's a nice road for the Falcons into the Super Bowl. Aw hell, who am I kidding, I know the Falcons will have to beat the Saints and Eagles to get to Dallas and I say, bring it on.