Eagles should adopt Seattle's style

Seattle may have shown the Eagles a way to prevent the Packers from running roughshod over them again.

Updated: January 9, 2004, 2:27 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
The Philadelphia Eagles' defense was embarrassed when it last faced the Green Bay Packers. Ahman Green and the rest of the Green Bay ground attack slashed through the Eagles' D for 241 yards, and the Eagles got the win mainly because slippery conditions helped cause six fumbles, including three by QB Brett Favre, who had trouble holding onto the ball with his freshly broken thumb.

They can't have a similar performance and expect to advance to their third consecutive NFC Championship Game. But something that happened in last week's wild-card game may have shown the Eagles a way to prevent the Pack from running roughshod over them again.

Ahman Green rushed for 192 yards on 29 carries against the Eagles in the regular season.
The Packers run their "heavy" package about 15 to 20 times a game, and have good success with it. The Package puts T Kevin Barry on the line as a tight end and places 270-pound FB Nick Luchey in the backfield. The alignment wreaks havoc because Luchey frequently winds up blocking a safety, which is a no contest.