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DeSean Jackson might be the most explosive player in the league. But, sometimes, he can go a little Randy Moss on us.

1 Pick your poison

The Eagles love takeaways, especially the interception. The team is 10-3 this season when the defense collects at least one pick. They also should get a collective boost from a healthy
Asante Samuel, who has sniped seven balls in 12 career playoff games. The bad news? Packers QB Aaron Rodgers doesn’t throw very many up for grabs. His interception last week was just his 11th of the year — and his first since Oct. 24.

2 Keeping Superman clean


The last we saw Michael Vick he was limping around on a gimpy leg, later deemed a quad contusion. While he expects to be 100 percent, Vick can’t afford to take unnecessary hits. The quarterback has been sacked 34 times this season, including nine in the last two games he played. It’ll be up to a shaky Eagles offensive line — can you say max protect? — to pick up the exotic blitz packages expected from Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

3 Is there an I in DeSean?

DeSean Jackson might be the most explosive player in the league. But, sometimes, he can go a little Randy Moss on us. Several times in the Minnesota game, the receiver was seen giving up on plays and not coming back to the ball when his QB was under duress. If Andy Reid gets him going early, it shouldn’t be a problem. If not, it could be a long day.

 
 
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