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Packers get set for rematch with Vick and Philly in the playoffs


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GREEN BAY (WAOW)-  Eagles quarterback Mike Vick says if he had played the entire game against the Packers in week one, that Philly would've won that game. Well now he gets his second chance, and the Packers defense has a tough task ahead; stopping the nfc's top offense, and Vick who has the second best quarterback rating in the NFC behind Aaron Rodgers.

Says head coach Mike McCarthy,"You know Michael Vick is having an MVP type year, he's an impact player. We have to stay fundamentally sound and we gotta do a very good job of tackling and getting him on the ground."

Says quarterback Aaron Rodgers, "I'm sure he'll be comeback player of the year but I think the majority of the guys around the league, if not all of them, are really happy for him and probably more happy when they don't have to play him."

Says wide receiver James Jones, "He's gotten that opportunity and he's taken advantage of it. I'm nothing but happy for the man, I wish him a great career just not on Sunday."

Says defensive tackle Ryan Pickett, "I mean that's the whole to-do list, you have to stop Michael Vick, that's very hard, and it's gonna be tough but I think we're ready for it."

Says linebacker Erik Walden, "It's gonna be interesting, I've been playing a video game with him for seven years and now I get to face him, and it's gonna be a great experience and I'm just looking forward to it."

That guy you just heard from Erik Walden is a big part of the Packers fifth ranked total defense, and for his huge performance against the Bears this past Sunday, he earned NFC defensive player of the week honors today.

Says Walden, "It's a new week and now they wanna see, can you do it again? So I'm just looking forward to this week man. I'm proud of the accomplishment but I've got some bigger goals also."

Of course if the Packers are going to win in the playoffs, they're not gonna be here at Lambeau, instead all on the road. And they start with one of the toughest places to play in the league in Philly.

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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