Week 17 quotes from 'NFL GameDay Final'

Week 17 (Jan. 2, 2011) - Quotable from NFL GameDay Final on NFL Network

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"They're the scariest team right now in the playoffs."

-- Deion Sanders on the Green Bay Packers

"They have the ability to frustrate the Philadelphia Eagles on the front end in getting to Vick, and the talent on the back end to guard [Philadelphia's wide receivers]."

-- Michael Irvin on the Green Bay Packers against the Philadelphia Eagles

"If the Philadelphia Eagles expect to win this game, he has to make some plays from the pocket."

-- Steve Mariucci on Philadelphia QB Michael Vick against the Green Bay Packers

"The sad thing about being 7-9, some coaches can actually get fired for this. But [the Seahawks] are going to the playoffs."

-- Deion Sanders on the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks going to the playoffs

"It just shows a young team that was in a playoff atmosphere and they were not ready."

-- Michael Irvin on the St. Louis Rams' 16-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks

"They made some young mistakes on the football field and made some young mistakes from the coaching staff."

-- Michael Irvin on the St. Louis Rams and not challenging the spot on the field in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks

"[Jay] Cutler went back to some of his old ways in this game."

-- Michael Irvin on Chicago QB Jay Cutler, who threw two interceptions against the Green Bay Packers

"This guy always finds his way around the ball. He prepares, he studies, he's 100 percent intrigued with this game."

-- Deion Sanders on Baltimore safety Ed Reed, who had two interceptions

"[Mark] Sanchez, as good as he is, has ups and downs like all young quarterbacks; he will have down moments in a playoff game and you can't have that when you have Peyton Manning on the other side. Sanchez has to come prepared to play."

-- Michael Irvin on New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts

"I've put my hand on the stove enough with Peyton Manning and I've gotten burned, so I know now Peyton Manning can go anywhere and play football and win any game. He's going to have to match what Tom Brady is doing, and I don't see any other team in the AFC that has the quarterback to do that."

-- Michael Irvin on why the Indianapolis Colts can beat the New England Patriots

"We have the best game in professional sports. I like it the way it is, let's leave it the way it is. It works."

-- Deion Sanders on the arguments for playoff re-seeding

"It's tough when you have a lot of young players playing, but it's even tougher when you have your quarterback being one of those young players in Josh Freeman. He has this team prepared to make great runs for the next few years."

-- Michael Irvin on Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris

"From me and I know from a lot of us, to Brett: thanks for two decades of great football. You have given everything you had for your team, your teammates, your fans and for the sport, and this league will miss you dearly."

-- Steve Mariucci on Brett Favre retiring after 20 years

Who has the best chance to beat the New England Patriots?

Sanders: Baltimore Ravens

Deion and Michael's NFL Awards

MVP

Coach of the Year

Comeback Player of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Additional exclusive video clips from Sunday's NFL GameDay are available on NFL.com. Click on the video segments. These videos include:*

Let's Go Primetime:Deion Sanders counts down the top 10 performances from Week 17.

Sunday Recap:Fran Charles, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders recap the biggest play from every Week 17 game.

Who can beat the Patriots in the playoffs?:Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders and Steve Mariucci discuss the teams that can challenge the New England Patriots in the playoffs.

2010 Awards:Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders give out their awards for the 2010 regular season.

Week 17: RedZone Top 10:Scott Hanson looks back at the 10 best moments from Week 17 on NFL Network's RedZone.

And many more Week 17 game highlights and postgame video only on NFL.com

11:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. ET: NFL GameDay Final

Host:Fran CharlesAnalysts:Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, and Michael IrvinNFL GameDay Final is the definitive exclamation point on Sundays providing unlimited highlights of all the games, plus post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room, audio captured throughout the day and expert analysis.

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