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In terms of overall talent, both were fairly equal.
The Patriots had eight Pro Bowlers selected, including Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Dan Koppen, Vince Wilfork, Mike Vrabel and Asante Samuel.
Of those selected, four were selected to the All-Pro team. Brady, Moss, Vrabel and Samuel all received that honor.
It is easy to point to the talent on the Packers.
While four All-Pro's may be a lofty goal, it certainly is not unreachable. The Packers have Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley, Ryan Grant, Chad Clifton and Brian Bulaga all on the offensive side of the ball who could make the Pro Bowl (even I agree that Grant making the Pro Bowl is a stretch, but it could happen).
The defense is even more talented.
The Packers have three legitimate studs in Clay Matthews, B.J. Raji and Charles Woodson. On top of that, A.J. Hawk, Ryan Pickett, Tramon Williams and Nick Collins are all candidates for the Pro Bowl.
Randall Cobb showed tremendous explosiveness in his first game, as well. Mason Crosby is a top-flight kicker, too.
Rodgers and Matthews are locks for consideration on the Pro Bowl team. Woodson will likely receive the same as long as he plays at a similar level to the past few seasons.