Eagles vs. Packers: Head to Head

It's going to be a very interesting matchup, with high implications for the winner in terms of a top NFC playoff spot down the line.

QUARTERBACKS

PHI: Mark Sanchez appears more sharp than not, completing just under 60 percent of his throws, but has drastically cut down on turnovers.

GB: Aaron Rodgers is playing his best football, with 25 touchdowns, three picks, and maintaining his poise behind an average offensive line.

ADVANTAGE: Packers

RUNNING BACKS

PHI: LeSean McCoy fell back onto a rough outing Monday, but has been strong overall since the Giants game; Darren Sproles and Chris Polk remain capable compliments.

GB: Eddie Lacy has been up and down this season, with only one 100-yard outing; James Starks is only sparingly used in this passing offense.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

WIDE RECEIVERS

PHI: Jeremy Maclin remains on pace for a career-year with 828 yards and eight scores; Jordan Matthews may be Sanchez's favorite target after Monday night.

GB: Jordy Nelson is among the elite receivers in the game, burning any secondary he faces; Randall Cobb's speed makes him a serious mismatch.

ADVANTAGE: Packers

TIGHT ENDS

PHI: Brent Celek's picking up receptions as a safety valve for Sanchez; Zach Ertz has improved his blocking, though his receiving production has tapered off.

GB: Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers mostly figure in as red zone targets, with Rodgers preferring to unleash deep to his speedy receivers.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

OFFENSIVE LINE

PHI: Evan Mathis' return solidifies the left side of the line with Jason Peters; Matt Tobin struggled in his first game at right guard.

GB: Rodgers has only been sacked 20 times in nine games, a far cry from the nightmare the line was in recent seasons; the run blocking is still iffy.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

DEFENSIVE LINE

PHI: Fletcher Cox may be the most versatile member of the Eagles front seven, stifling the run and bringing pressure; Cedric Thornton plays with similar versatility.

GB: Mike Daniels is a spitting image of Cox, bringing tremendous pressure while helping stuff the run; Letroy Guion has some issues being just as consistent.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

LINEBACKERS

PHI: Connor Barwin, Mychal Kendricks, Trent Cole, and Brandon Graham have cleaned up in sacks, combining for seven of the team's nine on Monday night.

GB: Clay Matthews' plug-and-play availability, along with Julius Peppers relentless pursuit, combine to be the class of a deep unit that does struggle with the run.

ADVANTAGE: Push

SECONDARY

PHI: Bradley Fletcher's beginning to play his best football, draping receivers into oblivion; Nate Allen may be susceptible to fakes that lead to over-the-top launches.

GB: A feast-or-famine crew; the Packers have twelve picks, but allow about 62 percent of passes to be completed. Establishing the run weakens the secondary.

ADVANTAGE: Push

SPECIAL TEAMS

PHI: Cody Parkey remains perfect since his lone miss back on September 15; Darren Sproles' punt-return capabilities still make punters think twice.

GB: Mason Crosby is three-of-three beyond 50 yards, still one of the best in the game; Micah Hyde is an average returner; Randall Cobb hasn't broken one this year.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

Statistics from Pro Football Focus were used to write this story.

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