4:30 PM ET, January 9, 2011
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Aaron Rodgers, James Starks lead Packers past Eagles, into divisional round
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Rodgers Off To Record Start
Aaron Rodgers has thrown seven TDs in his two career playoff starts. That's the most for any player in NFL history in his first two postseason starts.
— from Elias Sports Bureau
The Packers are 1-2 in three road playoff games against Philadelphia. ... The Eagles beat Green Bay in the 1960 NFL championship game, giving Vince Lombardi his only playoff defeat. In January 2004, Philadelphia beat the Packers in overtime in the divisional round after converting on fourth-and-26 with 1:12 left in regulation. ... Starks had the most yards rushing in the postseason by a rookie in franchise history. ... Jackson missed a couple series in the first half with a left knee injury.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||5.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||0:13||Tom Crabtree 7 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 68 yds, 5:38
|TD||5:29||James Jones 9 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 57 yds, 7:00
|FG||1:15||David Akers 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 63 yds, 4:10
|TD||13:55||Jason Avant 24 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 24 yds, 0:06
|TD||7:41||Brandon Jackson 16 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 6:17
|TD||4:08||Michael Vick 1 Yard Run (Michael Vick Pass to Lesean Mccoy For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 75 yds, 4:48
From Elias: Including playoffs, the Packers won twice this season in Philadelphia. The only other team that has won two games - including playoffs - in Philadelphia in the same season is the 1981 Giants. They beat the Eagles in Week 12 (20-10) then beat the Eagles in the Wild Card Round (27-21).
The Packers defense played 120 snaps against the Eagles this season, and on only three of those snaps did the Packers have fewer than five defensive backs on the field. All three plays came in the Wild Card round game in short yardage situations.
Michael Vick didn't get much help from his receivers on Sunday, as he saw five of his pass attempts dropped. Philadelphia receivers had combined to drop only five passes since the start of Week 14 and hadn't dropped as many as five passes since Week 2.
NEXT-LEVEL: The Packers rushed five or more players 18 times on Sunday against Michael Vick and on nine of those dropbacks, Clay Matthews did not rush the passer. When Matthews wasn't one of the five or more pass rusher, Vick was 6-of-9 passing for 116 yards. When Matthews was a member of the five or more man rush, Vick was 1-for-5 for 28 yards and was sacked twice (once by Matthews).
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