NFL Week 1: Packers-Eagles Preview
It’s finally time to be truly excited about football.
As fun as it was to watch undrafted rookies come out of nowhere to make the team (the Packers kept three of them) and training camp battles be won and lost (James Jones over Jordy Nelson, Daryn Colledge over Bryan Bulaga), nothing can compare to the start of the regular season, when everything counts.
The Packers open up their 2010 campaign in Philadelpahia, where they haven’t won since 1962, when Vince Lombardi was calling the shots. They have lost nine straight in the City of Brotherly Love, but there’s reason to believe that trend will break when the two teams take the field Sunday.
A main reason lies in the arm of Aaron Rodgers, who will look to win his third straight opening day game and get a season with high expectations started off on the right foot. If the preseason is any indication, both will occur Sunday. Rodgers completed 77 percent of his passes for 470 yards and six touchdowns and, even more importantly, was not sacked in the three games he played in.
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