Lincoln Financial Field | Sunday, September 12 | 4:15 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Packers 34, Eagles 27
270 pass yards, 3 pass TD, 15 rush yards, 0 INTBig things are expected from Rodgers this season, so look for the Packers to open up the passing game from the get go. Rodgers seems certain to go for at least 250 passing yards and two touchdowns in Week 1.
4 rec, 40 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TDThe Eagles struggled against the run last season, and they did not get any bigger along the defensive line. If the Packers can open some holes for Grant, he should be able to get things going on the ground and find the end zone at least once.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 5 rush yardsJackson is primarily a blocking and receiving back in the Packers' offense, but expect him to do a lot of blocking in Week 1 against a good Eagles pass rush.
5 rec, 100 yards, 1 TDJennings should be able to find some holes in the Eagles defense and get off to a strong start. He will be the Packers' top wide receiver again in 2010
4 rec, 80 yards, 1 TDThe consistent Driver - over 1,000 yards in six straight seasons - has not found the end zone against the Eagles in six career games, so it will be a challenge for him to put up big numbers in the opener.
4 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDFinley was Aaron Rodgers' favorite target during the preseason, so expect Rodgers to look his way early and often in Week 1. Finley could cause serious matchup problems over the middle of the field.
4 PATs, 2 FGsCrosby will have plenty of scoring opportunities thanks to the Packers' high-scoring offense, and the weather conditions for the opener should be favorable for a big day. Crosby will approach double digits if the Pack really get rolling.
3 sacks, 2 INTThe Eagles love to throw the ball around and will likely look to expose the Packers' inexperienced corners, but the playmaking Packers defense could force a turnover or few against similarly inexperienced Philly QB Kevin Kolb.
225 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 2 INTHis supporting cast is solid and the system is QB-friendly. Now all Kolb has to do is execute. It's too bad his first start comes against the ball-hawking Packers.
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 35 rush yardsMcCoy has been unimpressive in preseason play and Mike Bell will leech some carries. On the plus side, he'll receive enough passing targets to up his value in PPR leagues.
15 rush yardsBell is entrenched behind LeSean McCoy, but he could steal a few goal-line carries.
3 rec, 60 yardsJackson stakes his claim as a deep ball specialist, so expect a lot of boom-or-bust type performances. In the season opener with a new QB against the Packers, lean towards the latter.
4 rec, 65 yards, 1 TDMaclin has been inconsistent throughout preseason, but his high number of targets suggest that he's getting open. Lining up next to DeSean Jackson, there are few receiver tandems in the league that can match this kind of explosiveness.
2 rec, 30 yardsA solid possession receiver who is as sure-handed as they come. Still, the Eagles will be baptizing their new quarterback against one of the league's best pass defenses, and Avant is still the team's third receiver.
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TDCelek developed a rapport with new QB starter Kevin Kolb last season, and with no other clear red zone target on the roster, Celek should be targeted heavily again.
3 PATs, 2 FGsAkers is the best fantasy kicker in the league over the last two seasons, but it remains to be seen how the Eagles offense sans Donovan McNabb will fair, especially against the Packers.
3 sacks, 0 INTThe Eagles forced a lot teams to throw last season, and were able to secure 25 interceptions. Aaron Rodgers isn't just any quarterback, however. The secondary should have its hands full.
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