Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
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.
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?
The Giants responded to an awful game against Cincinnati by bludgeoning the Packers 38-10.
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.
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.