Eagles-Packers matchup set

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Andy Reid and the Eagles will host the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

The Eagles will host the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild-card round game next Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on Fox.

As for today's game, Andy Reid was eager to put the 14-13 loss to Dallas behind him and begin looking forward to next Sunday’s wild-card game against Green Bay.

Reid said all the Eagles should be ready to go next Sunday. That included linebacker Stewart Bradley, who should practice Wednesday. Bradley has been sidelined with a dislocated elbow.

“I feel good about our team,” Reid said.

The Eagles lost to the Packers, 27-20, in the season opener, a game that Kevin Kolb started and Michael Vick finished.

“I’m not worried about the last one, I have all my energy going to this one,” Reid said.

Eagles coaches had a chance to look at tape of the Packers over the last few days, Reid said. Green Bay got into the playoffs as the sixth seed with a 10-3 win over Chicago today.

“Both teams are a little bit better than they were at that time and we’ll just see how things go,” Reid said of a rematch. “That was a while ago. I look at it like we’re playing a good football team and it’s a great opportunity.”

As for Vick’s availability, Reid said, “He feels good. He had some swelling in the thigh … He had a nice workout today … He went in and rehabbed and I think he’ll be fine.”

As for resting most of his starters in the season finale, Reid said, “I think it’s the right thing to do for us. Other people do things a different way. That’s what I believe in. It gives everybody an opportunity to rest up in a short amount of time.” 


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