Analysts supporting the Packers



The national analysts are starting to line up behind the Green Bay Packers, heading into Sunday's wild card game against the Eagles.

"They're the scariest team right now in the playoffs," Deion Sanders said on the NFL Network.

And it goes without saying that much of the attention is focused on the Green Bay defense and how it will approach Michael Vick.

"They have the ability to frustrate the Philadelphia Eagles on the front end in getting to Vick, and the talent on the back end to guard [Philadelphia's wide receivers]," Michael Irvin said. 

Added Steve Mariucci, also of the NFL Network: "If the Philadelphia Eagles expect to win this game, he has to make some plays from the pocket."

Among the NBC "Sunday Night Football" team, both Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison picked the Packers to win.

“This is a fast athletic defense that can put pressure on Michael Vick," Harrison said. "Their corners are good enough to play man-to-man coverage.”

Added Dungy: “They are playing great defense.”

Peter King, of NBC and Sports Illustrated, had the Packers going to the Super Bowl in the preseason and he is sticking with it, except he has changed his AFC pick from the Steelers to the Patriots.


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