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Packers Game Ball - Wild Card Edition: Packers Defeat Eagles, 21-16

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The second half wasn't pretty as the offense sputtered, but the Green Bay Packers hung on for a 21-16 victory. The Eagles provide a couple assists (two missed field goals by K David Akers, and a missed two-point conversion attempt) and it turned out to be the difference. Who's the game MVP?

The wide receivers had arguably their worst game collectively with a couple of drops and only a couple of big catches by WR Donald Driver. The running backs were almost more dangerous collectively as receivers. Still, QB Aaron Rodgers finished with three touchdown passes and a 122.5 quarterback rating. And of course, rookie 6th round RB James Starks was given a big opportunity, and he delivered with several big runs.

While the defense was generally solid, I was having trouble picking MVP candidates. That was until CB Tramon Williams made the game ending interception. A distant second nod goes to NT B.J. Raji, who held the point of attack and made a great play running down QB Michael Vick on a scramble.

Off to Atlanta! Saturday night, January 15, 6:30 p.m. CST. More about the Eagles at Bleeding Green Nation. More on the Falcons at The Falcoholic.