September 12, 2010

Week One Pre-Game Prediction: Packers vs. Eagles

Another Enemy #4
The Packers road test in Philadelphia marks the start of a 2010 campaign filled with high expectations. McCarthy will have this team ready and execute an aggressive game plan. Expect the Packers to spread the Eagles defense out, take deep shots early and create match up problems with Jermichael Finley.

With two rookies starting in the secondary (Burnett and Shields), Dom Capers needs bring timely pressure and avoid giving up huge plays to the Eagles' play makers. As the Kolb era begins the Packers will create at least two turnovers and make Kolb uncomfortable in the pocket. Philadelphia can make this a game if Kolb shows poise in the pocket and can find his speedsters down field.

Ultimately, Kolb and crew won't keep with with the Packers high powered offense which is why I pick Green Bay in a shootout.

Green Bay: 35
Philadelphia: 24

Packers Offensive Leaders:
Aaron Rodgers: 29/37, 327 yards, 3 TDs, 1 Int.
Greg Jennings: 6 receptions, 118 yards, 1 TD
Ryan Grant: 13 carries, 79 yards, 1 TD
Jermichael Finley: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD

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