The second season will begin just as the first season did, with the Green Bay Packers meeting the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Pack won the season opener at Lincoln Financial Field 27-20 and now they'll play in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday at 3:30 PM. The Pack's hard fought 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears yesterday at Lambeau clinched the final playoff opening in the NFC. The defense and special teams helped carry the offense which did just enough to advance to the tournament. Eagles coach Andy Reid rested virtually every key starter, including Michael Vick in Philly's 14-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. This will be the third playoff meeting in history between the two teams and the Packers will look for their first win, falling in the 1960 NFL Championship Game 17-13 at Franklin Field, the only post-season defeat of Vince Lombardi's career, and the stunning 4th and 26 overtime game in the 2003 playoffs, 20-17.
Phoenix Women roll
UW Green Bay improved to 2-0 in the Horizon League and 13-1 overall with a 75-57 romp over Wright State Sunday afternoon at the Kress Events Center. The Phoenix roared to a 43-26 lead at the half led by Julie Wojta who scored 17 of her 19 points before intermission. Wojta added 11 rebounds. Kayla Tetschlag also scored a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Wisconsin dropped its first Big Ten game Sunday in Champaign as Illinois beat the Badgers 69-61. Demitri McCamey led the Illini with a game high 21 points. Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor each scored 19 for Wisconsin, now 1-1 in the conference and 11-3 overall.
Bucks hit sunshine state
The Milwaukee Bucks, coming off a 99-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the Bradley Center Saturday night, head to Florida for a tough pair of games this week, facing the Miami Heat Tuesday night and the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Bucks (13-18) currently stand in 8th place in the NBA's Eastern Conference stadings.