The executives at ESPN cannot be happy that their Monday Night prime time tilt matches two teams with a combined one win. The Minnesota Vikings topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 in London two weeks ago, but reverted back to old ways in a 35-10 rout at the hands of the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. The New York Giants lost their sixth straight contest by falling to the Chicago Bears, 27-21, on Thursday night, dropping Big Blue to 0-6 on the season.
The Packers brushed away the Vikings with ease, but the 49ers will be a much tougher test in divisional round.
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.
And you thought the commotion over the replacement referees was bad last week?
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The Giants can match Aaron Rodgers point for point. Credit for that goes to Eli Manning and his receiving corps which has emerged as one of the NFL’s elite.
The Giants secondary has a message for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this time around: It’s not going to be as easy as last time.
Let’s face it. As well as the Giants played in the second half Sunday, a seven-point first half simply won’t do it against the Packers.
Can you smell it, that 2007 aroma of ultimate success?
James Harrison went on Twitter after the Steelers’ 31-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday night and typed out one simple word for every fan to see: “Sorry.”
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the MVP of the Super Bowl, an honor his Packers predecessor Brett Favre never earned.
The Giants have a golden opportunity, thanks to their hard-earned 9-5 record – go on the road and beat the Green Bay Packers to make the playoffs.
Through seven games, Aaron Rodgers and his receivers have largely misfired between stints of strong play.
Darrelle Revis was out on the practice field Thursday, making play after impressive play. Then came the words from a few of his Jets teammates that should spell trouble for opposing wide receivers. “He’s back!”