Packers-Eagles: Game snapshot

Keys to the game, series history, stats, injuries for today's season opener

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at Green Bay Packers (0-0)

When: Sunday, Noon (CT)
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
SURFACE: Grass
TV: FOX, Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

SERIES: 39th meeting. Eagles trail the series, 23-15-0. The last meeting was Week 4 of last season, a 31-9 Eagles win at Lincoln Financial Field. Trailing 9-7 at the half, the Eagles outscored the Packers 24-0 in the second half. Wide receiver Greg Lewis caught two touchdown passes in the win.

PREDICTION: Eagles 27-20

KEYS TO THE GAME: Just because QB Donovan McNabb is back in the lineup, don't expect typically pass-happy Eagles coach Andy Reid to abandon the more balanced play-calling that was so successful down the stretch with Jeff Garcia at the help last season. Reid needs to keep McNabb healthy, especially against an underrated Packers pass rush that features DE Aaron Kampman.

The Packers can't afford to fall behind and rely on QB Brett Favre's arm against a strong pass-rushing defense. The Eagles are breaking in new MLB Omar Gaither and relying on 2006 first-round pick Broderick Bunkley to step up. The Packers must run the ball and control the clock, but rookie RB Brandon Jackson is trying to work back from a concussion and Vernand Morency missed the entire preseason.

KEY INJURIES: Eagles: RG Shawn Andrews (ankle) is expected to play after missing the entire preseason. Packers: WR Donald Driver (foot) is preparing to play, but won't be 100 percent; Jackson will play, while Morency (knee) is more uncertain; WR Greg Jennings may not play due to a hamstring injury that he sustained Thursday in practice.

FAST FACTS: McNabb's 2.21 interception percentage is the second lowest in NFL history to Neil O'Donnell's 2.11. ... Favre will tie John Elway (148) for most starts by a quarterback in NFL history.

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