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Eagles DE Hugh Douglas vs. Bucs LT Pete Pierson

Douglas is fourth in the NFC with 15 sacks and applies constant heat on the quarterback. Pierson and backup George Hegamin will need help from tight ends Dave Moore and Patrick Hape.

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb vs. Bucs QB Shaun King.

The Class of '99 passers meet in an NFC wild-card game for the right to probably play another alumnus, the Vikings' Duante Culpepper. McNabb and King are close friends and the quarterback that plays best will likely win the game. McNabb is the first Eagles passer to throw for more than 3,000 yards since Randall Cunningham in '94.

Bucs WR Keyshawn Johnson vs. Eagles cornerbacks Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor

Johnson has averaged about 95 yards receiving per game in the playoffs. Vincent is a Pro Bowler and Taylor (6-3) is one of the NFL's bigger corners.

Bucs PK Martin Gramatica vs. Eagles PK David Akers

Gramatica has to overcome the emotional miss at Green Bay last week and avoid a drop in confidence. Akers is the Pro Bowl alternate to Gramatica and was 29-of-33 on the season in field goal tries.

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