“The reality is that this is a tough sport played by tough men,” the Packers linebacker said Tuesday on WFAN radio. “It’s an emotional sport as well, and tempers fly.”
The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
Don’t look now, but after starting their season with six straight losses, the New York Football Giants have won four games in a row. Big Blue’s latest victory, 27-13 over the Green Bay Packers, may have been their most complete game of the season and sets up an important clash with the Dallas Cowboys next week.
Both the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers have had their fair share of injuries this season. But in week 11 of the NFL regular season, that is to be expected. And while some key performers for both teams may not suit up on Sunday, one name stands out prominently on the injury list, quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Make no mistake about it. The Giants still have many elements to improve as they attempt to win their fourth consecutive game. But the Packers are reeling – with injuries on both sides of the ball.
Two teams going in opposite directions. That would be the best way to summarize this week’s battle between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers. The Giants started out the season with six straight losses, while the Packers won five of their first six games. Since then New York has reeled off three straight wins, and Green Bay has dropped two in a row. Will both streaks continue this week?
Clay Matthews is one of the more prominent defensive players in the NFL and an old friend of the radio program. Al Dukes booked the Packers linebacker to join Boomer and Craig so the three could talk like men.
The Packers and Seahawks are looking like NFC superpowers, while the Giants’ magic has appeared to run out.
The madness continued in Week 14. The Chargers bombed the Steelers in Pittsburgh, the Falcons get Cam’ed in Carolina, the Pats flexed their muscles against Houston and the 9-4 Ravens fired their offensive coordinator after blowing a game in D.C.
Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.
No one was more pleased with the Giants than Adam Merchant. The 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., attended Friday’s practice and Sunday’s game, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Time to get back to business. Giants coach Tom Coughlin and his players have been through their bye week and won’t have any respite for the rest of the season.
The Giants returned to practice with a point to prove after their bye week.
Yep. The New York Blanches it is. Go ahead, Rog. Order the change. According to the rest of the league, this team can’t win a thing without the kindness of strangers.
Joe Benigno breaks down his top 10 teams heading into Week 3 of the NFL season. Where do the Giants and Jets sit (or not sit)? You might be surprised.