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QB Vick, LB Chaney, DE Cole

QB Michael Vick

On how his quad feels today: "It felt good today. Finally back to 100%. Ready to go out and play a good football game."

On what Packers DE Cullen Jenkins brings to the defensive line: "They have a tremendous defensive front. They do a great job in getting pressure, pass rushing in critical situations, critical downs. It's certainly a plus for them, and (Jenkins is) somebody we have to account for."

On whether Jenkins brings something as a veteran that NT B.J. Raji doesn't: "They're both good players, so I can't give you a brief distinction between the two, but I know that they both generate a good pass rush like I said, and do a good job in stopping the run."

On whether he takes anything from the Week 1 matchup with the Packers:"There are some things you can watch film on and try to take away from that game, but it was Week 1, and this is Week 18. It's the playoffs. And I'm pretty sure they're going to come with a different scheme, and if they do the same things they did the first time around, then we're pretty familiar with those looks, but we're anticipating some different looks."

On how different the Packers are from Week 1: "Personnel-wise they're pretty much the same. They're just playing at a high level. If you look back at the track record, they've done a great job in defending other teams, and really just do a great job overall."

On whether it feels like it has taken a while for this game to be played:"No, not really. It's going to come. Sunday's going to come. As a player, you don't want to rush it. You want to take all the time getting prepared in your preparation. You really don't want to rush anything."

On whether the Eagles tend to play better in the spotlight: "I think so. I think everybody knows what's at stake. You look at the fact of the matter, if you lose then you go home. I don't think we're ready to go home yet, so we're going to go out and give it everything we've got."

On the last playoff game he played in being at Lincoln Financial Field: "Right. Yeah, that's ironic. The last playoff game I played was in this field and it was for the NFC championship, and it seems like so long ago. I'm just excited about the opportunity that I have now, to play in another playoff game. This is something I dreamed of the last three years, and finally I have the opportunity."

On Packers CB Charles Woodson:"Charles—he's a great player. His track record speaks for itself, he's been playing for 13 years. (He's) still playing at a high level, which is sometimes surprising with the older, veteran guys. He continues to make plays, year in and year out, and I think the defense feeds off of him and his energy. So, he's definitely somebody we have to account for, and definitely one of the great ones who have played this game."

On winning at Green Bay as a member of the Falcons in the 2002 playoffs:"It was so long ago. But I still remember the feeling, and have good memories of going down there and playing a great game. That was a totally different team, I really can't remember what happened, but hopefully we can go ahead and duplicate that."

LB Jamar Chaney

On whether it requires more discipline to play against QB Aaron Rodgers because of his mobility: "Any time you play against somebody like him, (Patriots QB) Tom Brady, (Colts QB) Peyton Manning, you're going to have to be very disciplined, not only rushing him, but in your coverage responsibilities."

On the Packers' tendency to throw the ball, and how that changes his approach: "I don't think it changes that much, because you don't want a team like that establish the run, because if they do, they're kind of hard to stop while they're running and passing the ball. So, I think that's the main thing you want to do, make sure you stop the run when they do run it and just do your part when they pass. Read your keys and be ready to play."

On whether the responsibilities he'll have on Sunday have sunk in yet:"It's (already) sunk in. Even since when I went out there against Dallas, it was an opportunity, I had to maximize it. Every time I go out there, I want to do the best I can, make sure I'm ready to play, and make sure I do a good job out there running the defense and controlling everything—and doing everything the coaches ask me to do."

DE Trent Cole

On whether there is pressure on the defensive line to put extra pressure on Rodgers because he is so good at getting rid of the ball fast: "Yeah, you know like I said, it starts up front, it starts up front. And as a d-line we take full responsibility starting the thing off. So it starts up front and everything will take care of itself."

On the protection of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers:"The percentage of sacks (teams) have on him are lower this year; they had 38 this year and what they have, like 50 something last year, yeah 51 last year."

On how he would rank the Packers offensive line:"I don't know. I really don't rank o-line's. I really don't even pay attention to them, I just pay attention to one guy I have to go beat, pretty much."

On whether it was important for him to get that week off against the Cowboys:"Oh, great. You know, I feel great right now. Like I said, I'm waiting to get in this game. I kind of miss not playing in that last game we played in."

On whether he had a feeling that these two teams would meet again after the opening day game:"I didn't have a hunch, but we were hoping that we were going to meet them down the road somewhere."

On whether the team is ready to put last year's playoff loss against Dallas behind them: "No. We put that behind us."

On whether the game against Dallas is still on the team's mind: "Like I said we put that behind us. We're talking about now. It's a game, it's us against Green Bay. You know, they're coming to our home turf and that's even better. Like I said, we're going against a great team. They have a great quarterback. He's done well against other teams and we're coming in here to stop him to be able to advance to the next game."

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