Packers vs. Eagles might prove to be the most entertaining of the four games on this Wild Card Weekend in the NFL.
It's the last game of the weekend and a rematch of Week 1, when the Packers beat the Eagles in a game more known for what happened because of it than the actual game itself. The Packers lost Ryan Grant for the season with an injury, meanwhile Michael Vick stepped in for a concussed Kevin Kolb and took the reins of one of the best offenses in the League.
All eyes will be on Vick, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and DeSean Jackson. But there's a lot more to this matchup that is becoming more and more of a push where either team could win and move on to the Divisional Round.
Here are 10 bold predictions for the Packers-Eagles Tilt.
Rodgers threw two interceptions the first time these teams met back in Week 1, but that was a long time ago. Rodgers has found his way since, and he's been on fire the last few weeks when he hasn't been injured.
But the Eagles do have one of the best ball-hawking cornerbacks around in Asante Samuel, and it's a safe bet he'll find his way to at least one Rodgers' passes.
For the first part of the season, Michael Vick was outstanding. But with the exception of the fourth quarter against the Giants, he's been somewhat average recently.
Perhaps more troubling is that as Vick has started to revert back to a running quarterback, he's been getting beat up and fumbling the ball as well. There's been nothing to suggest that recent trend won't change this week.
Jackson is the starting running back with Ryan Grant out, but Kuhn is the short-yardage back and has been catching the ball out of the backfield recently as well. He's also the Packers leader in rushing touchdowns.
Rodgers is expected to be throwing the ball up, so any running plays that do happen, Kuhn might get the call.
OK, so maybe this one isn't that bold. But it's been either feast or famine with Jackson this season, depending on who's throwing him the football.
Expect Charles Woodson to be blanketed on Jackson all night and the Packers' special teams to try and shut the return game down as well. Jackson will be a non-factor.
This might be a little out there, but if you've watched the Eagles the last couple of weeks, it's a monumental task.
The defense has been especially hit hard, although getting Stewart Bradley back will help the defense.
But the Eagles have to stay healthy for their own sake, or else they might not have enough bodies to make it to next week.
Andy Reid doesn't like to run the ball either, we've learned that during his time in Philadelphia. But with the Packers defense more vulnerable against the run, the Eagles should give LeSean McCoy the ball early and often.
Then he can go back to throwing 40 times a game. But McCoy needs to get involved if the Eagles want to win.
The Packers force turnovers, that's what they do. Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews are ballhawks who just find the ball and can end up with it in their hands.
They're going to make plays on the defensive end, and that unit is usually good for about one score a game.
The Packers will have to find a way to control the Eagles and DeSean Jackson on punt returns, while the Eagles have struggled with kick and punt coverage at times this year as well.
Expect the two kickers, David Akers and Mason Crosby, to play a big role, as well as guys who can stretch each team's scoring range and secure points.
We've been hearing about the new overtime rules now all week, and I think Packers-Eagles will be the first game to implement the new rules.
It will be very interesting to see how the overtime plays out and how the coaches call it knowing that a field goal won't end the game in sudden death on the first possession.
It might not be going out on a limb because both teams match up pretty well, and a lot of media members are picking the Packers (excuse the alliteration). But in the end, I think the Packers defense is just too good, and the receiving corps will exploit the Eagles secondary.
It can go either way, but the Packers squeak through in overtime.