Green Bay Packers (11-6) 21, Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) 16
NFC WILDCARD - Sunday January 9th 2011 (at Philadelphia)
(PHILADELPHIA) - Aaron Rodgers threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-16 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC Wild Card game. Rodgers got his first playoff victory after completing 18-of-27 passes with no interceptions. The Packers got a big boost from running back James Starks, who rushed 23 times for 123 yards -- more than the rookie had in three games during the regular season. Green Bay won its first playoff game since the 2007 season and first road playoff victory since the 1997 NFC Championship Game. On Sunday, Rodgers didn't have quite the offensive output he did in his first playoff start, but was effective and walked off the field a winner. Green Bay benefited from two missed field goals by Philadelphia's David Akers, and also kept Michael Vick in check. While Vick threw for 292 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, he didn't make the sort of game- breaking plays he often did during the regular season. Vick also threw an interception in the end zone in the final minute with the Eagles threatening to score, securing the Packers victory. Philadelphia's season ended with a first-round playoff loss for the second consecutive year. The interception and the loss ends a massive comeback season for Vick. More than three years since pleading guilty to felony dog fighting charges and about a year and a half since he was released from prison, Vick again became a star player in the NFL. He began the season as Kevin Kolb's backup, but got a shot to be the team's starter when Kolb sustained a concussion in the Eagles' season-opening loss to Green Bay. Vick passed for a career-high 3,018 yards while accounting for 30 touchdowns in 12 games, and turned in a number of memorable performances, including a 38-31 comeback victory over the Giants in Week 15. The Eagles trailed by a 31-10 score in the fourth quarter of that contest before Vick led the comeback. Philadelphia faced a 21-10 deficit entering the fourth quarter on Sunday, and after Akers missed a 34-yard try with 13 minutes left, to punt, the Eagles got the ball back at their own 25 with a little less than nine minutes to go. Vick threw eight passes during the 75-yard drive, including a 16-yard strike to Brent Celek that brought the ball to the Green Bay three. Philadelphia failed on three attempts to get into the end zone, but on fourth down Vick got the necessary yard on a dive up the middle. The Eagles failed on their first two-point try because Celek stepped out of bounds before catching the ball in the corner of the end zone. The penalty allowed Philadelphia to take a second try, only backed up five yards, but the Packers pressured Vick and broke up the play, keeping it a 21-16 game with 4:02 to go. Vick suffered an apparent ankle injury on the play, but was back under center after the Eagles forced a punt. They nearly took the lead on the first play, when Vick found DeSean Jackson over the middle, but Desmond Bishop prevented the touchdown, bringing Jackson down after a 28-yard gain. Then, Vick completed an 11-yard pass to Riley Cooper to convert a third down and get the ball to the Green Bay 27 with under a minute to play. The Eagles ran another play immediately and Vick went for the win, but the pass to Cooper was a little low and short, allowing cornerback Tramon Williams to grab it.
GREEN BAY    -  7  7  7  0 - 21
PHILADELPHIA -  0  3  7  6 - 16
                       GREEN BAY  PHILADELPHIA
First downs                   20            18
Rush-yards-TDs          32-138-0       21-81-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-27-180-3-0 20-36-292-1-1
Sacked-yards                 2-9          3-21
Net pass yards               171           271
Total yards                  309           352
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           1-0
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             2-15          7-50
1st - GB - Crabtree, 7-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - J.Jones, 9-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - PHIL - David Akers, 29-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-3
3rd - PHIL - Jason Avant, 24-yard pass from Michael Vick (Akers kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - GB - Jackson, 16-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 21-10
4th - PHIL - Vick, 1-yard run (Two-point conversion failed) GREEN BAY 21-16
GREEN BAY - James Starks 23-123, Brandon Jackson 3-10, Aaron Rodgers 3-4, John Kuhn 3-1
PHILADELPHIA - LeSean McCoy 12-46, Michael Vick 8-32 1 TD, Jerome Harrison 1-3
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 27-18-180 3 TD
PHILADELPHIA - Michael Vick 36-20-292 1 TD 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Donald Driver 5-56, John Kuhn 3-33, Brandon Jackson 2-27 1 TD, Andrew Quarless 2-27, James Starks 2-9, James Jones 1-9 1 TD, Greg Jennings 1-8, Tom Crabtree 1-7 1 TD, Quinn Johnson 1-4
PHILADELPHIA - Jason Avant 7-93 1 TD, LeSean McCoy 4-36, Jeremy Maclin 3-73, DeSean Jackson 2-47, Brent Celek 2-25, Riley Cooper 2-18
LEFT - Tramon Williams of the Green Bay Packers intercepts a potential game-winning pass intended for Riley Cooper of the Philadelphia Eagles late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's NFC wild-card game in Philadelphia to preserve the Packers' 21-16 victory.

BELOW - The Packers’ Quinn Johnson trying to elude Ernie Sims.