The 10—6 Eagles backed into a playoff spot by losing their last two games of the regular season and watching the New York Giants completely collapse, while the 10—6 Packers had to fight for their lives and held on to a wild card berth by beating the Giants and Bears. So these are two teams that seem to be heading in very different directions.
This game will feature two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL with Michael Vick and Aaron Rodgers. The Eagles have relied heavily on Vick all season, but the defense doesn't have that luxury. Philadelphia hasn't held an opposing team to under two touchdowns since only giving up three points in Week 3 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The defense has given up 137 points in a string of five recent games, losing two of them.
Those sort of high-scoring games are fine in the regular season against inferior opponents. But they won't work against the Packers. Green Bay boasts one of the best defenses in the NFL and has held opponents to under 10 points six times this season.
These two teams met in the first week of the season (back when Kevin Kolb was still the Philadelphia quarterback), and the Packers came away with a 27—20 win. But after Vick came in for Kolb in the second half, the Eagles outscored the Packers 17—14. What would have happened if Vick played the entire game?