The good folks on the NFL Network research desk have sent out the statistical notes from the Packers’ 21-16 win Sunday over the Eagles.
- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers compiled a 122.5 passer rating, completing 18 of 27 passes for 180 yards and three TDs. But where Rogers excelled during his first playoff win was on third down, where he went 6 of 8 for 62 yards, picking up six first downs. He also ran for another first down.
- Nice to meet you: Who is James Starks, you ask? The 24-year-old rookie out of Buffalo wasn’t added to the active roster until Nov. 9 and didn’t make his debut this season until Dec. 5, but he was the difference-maker against the Eagles. He rushed 23 times for 123 yards, the most by a rookie in franchise playoff history.
- Nice to meet you II: Didn’t recognize Tom Crabtree? He caught four passes all season, but it was his 7-yard TD that got the Packers on the board first.
- The Packers scored a touchdown on all three of their trips to the red zone.
- The Eagles ended the season with three straight home losses, including the playoffs, for the first time since 2005-06, when they lost four straight home games. The Eagles finished 4-5 at home this season.
- Eagles K David Akers had what had to be the worst day of his career, hooking field goal attempts from 41 and, later, 34 yards wide right. He entered the game 30 of 35 career in the playoffs.
- Michael Vick didn’t have the special game the Eagles needed, completing 20 of 36 passes for 292 yards, with a touchdown and interception. He also rushed eight times for 33 yards and his first career playoff rushing TD but was largely contained by the Packers.
- DeSean Jackson injured his left knee during the first quarter and was a non-factor after returning late in the first half, save for a 28-yard reception on the Eagles’ final drive of the game.