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Mike's Take: The Packers. Have to get through the first one before you can move on, and they’re a solid team. Outside of that, the Saints scare me the most in the NFC.
Will's Take: I guess this is a trick question because their matchup with the Packers is the only one they will play. But if they somehow escape the Packers, I would say Green Bay gives them the most problems. They have a legitimate offense and a more than capable defense. Chicago, on the other hand, has Jay Cutler, who can give a game away at the drop of a hat. And as far as Atlanta goes, I would like my chances with this team in a dome on turf.
To round it out I guess I need to mention New Orleans and Seattle. The Saints would be a tough matchup as well, but their defense is not on the same level as the Packers, and if the Eagles faced the Seahawks, it would be a blowout of epic proportions. Can you see Seattle traveling to the East Coast and winning?
Bob's Take: There isn't going to be an easy game, but my gut feeling is that the Super Bowl will go through Atlanta. If the Eagles make it that far, playing Atlanta in the Georgia Dome will be without a doubt the biggest challenge.
Darren's Take: Honestly, they are all tough. It's the postseason, but you have to say the first one because if you don't win the first one, it will be the only game, and thus the toughest. The Packers already beat us and they have a good QB with a solid passing game and a good defense. If they beat Green Bay, they play at Chicago and then either at Atlanta or home vs. New Orleans most likely. The Saints scare me to death and the Falcons in their place will be tough, but we can't look ahead. The Packers are the toughest game because they are the only game right now.
Troy's Take: There is never an easy postseason game. In any situation. But there is no doubt that the first game of the playoffs is always the toughest, and that makes it the Packers. Even though the Eagles are at home, it still won't be an easy game, as the Eagles have already dropped one game to Green Bay earlier in the season. Aside from Green Bay, it's Atlanta.