2009 Record: 11-5 (lost in NFC Wild Card to Cardinals)
The Packers earned a Wild Card spot last year and are definitely in Super Bowl contention. They have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Aaron Rodgers and a defense that is led by defensive player of the year Charles Woodson. The Packers ranked near the top of the NFL in most major defensive categories.
Quarterback Pressure: The Packers have given up 88 sacks over the past two seasons. They drafted Bryan Bulaga in the first round, but he is still a rookie and the Eagles will test him early and often if he is the day one starter. The rest of the Packers' line is still the same as it was in 2009.
If the Eagles stay aggressive, they can get up to seven or eight sacks and really disrupt the rhythm of the Packers' explosive offense.
Speed: Starting corners Charles Woodson and Al Harris are both capable starters, but at ages 33 and 35, they might have issues with the younger and faster Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
Establishing the run: This is something that the Eagles have always had trouble with under pass happy Andy Reid. However, the Eagles need to use running backs Lesean McCoy, Mike Bell and fullback Leonard Weaver to establish a consistent running game all season to take pressure off Kolb.
That job is made even more complicated by the fact that the Packers had the best rush defense in the league 2009, and there is no reason to believe that it will get any worse heading into 2010.
Strength of the Eagles' receivers: Remember how I said the Packers corners are slower than the Eagles receivers? The problem for the Eagles is that Woodson and Harris are two of the most physical corners in the league, and the Eagles' receivers aren't known for being physical. Jackson and Maclin have to make sure that they get off the line and avoid getting jammed.
Packers' Receivers: Greg Jennings and Donald Driver are one of the best receiver combos in the league. Asante Samuel is the type of player that can create big interceptions, but isn't spectacular at shutting down receivers. Hobbs is a decent starter but Driver and Jennings have the advantage in that matchup.
This is why quarterback pressure is important for the Eagles. If the pressure isn't there, Jennings and Driver will post some big numbers.