The Packers figure to blitz Michael Vick just like Minnesota did because cornerback Charles Woodson is adept at disguising his intentions and continues to be a great playmaker on defense. Containment off the edges will be imperative if the Packers decide to liberally blitz Vick, who ran for 103 yards and passed for 175 in the Week 1 game when the Packers gave Kevin Kolb a concussion.
Vick loves to throw off of bootlegs and extend plays with his feet.
Powerful running back LeSean McCoy, who led all runners with 78 receptions this season, could be the key to the game, especially if Todd Herremans and Jason Peters can handle Green Bay’s front. If McCoy can find some running room, it should help Vick immensely to work play-action and find tight end Brent Celek in the deep middle.
The Packers’ defense will be improved up front with the return of versatile Cullen Jenkins, who has great pass rush techniques. Nose tackle B.J. Raji has been a load and is powerful enough to dominate Eagles center Mike McGlynn.
Those two help take the heat off outside linebacker Clay Matthews, the game’s most versatile pass rusher. He can work any edge and also the middle. The Packers were solid in coverage in that season opener against DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, who had a combined eight catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.