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NFL Playoff Scores: Packers Defeat Eagles, Seal Victory With Interception

The Green Bay Packers held off a last-minute drive by the Philadelphia Eagles to win, 21-16. With a 1st-and-10 on the Green Bay 27-yard line, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw a ball intended for Riley Cooper, but it ended up in the hands of the Packers' Tramon Williams. The turnover secured the Packers' victory and advancement to the next round of the playoffs.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 18-of-27 for 180 yards three touchdowns, though Vick outdid him in yards (292) and passing (20-of-26). Packers rookie running back James Starks controlled the ground, gaining 123 yards. Rodgers spread the ball to nine different receivers, and none of the receivers had more yards than Donald Driver's 56. For the Eagles, Jason Avant (93 yards, 1 TD) and Jeremy Maclin (73 yards) led the receiving corps. DeSean Jackson had suffered a knee injury early in the game, but finished it with two receptions for 47 yards.

The Packers visit the Atlanta Falcons next Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. The Falcons (13-3) are the No. 1 seed in the NFC.