Packers In Primetime

For a third straight season, the Green Bay Packers (7-3) will play at Met Life Stadium as they take on the New York Giants (6-4) tonight.  These two teams have met three times in the last two years and both teams experienced road success. Green Bay won both regular-season games played at New York. However, the Giants beat the Packers 37-20 in the NFC Divisional playoffs last season at Lambeau Field.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked if the Packers consider the Giants to be one of their rivals…

These two teams are currently heading in opposite directions.  The Packers have won five straight while the Giants dropped their last two before last week’s bye.  In those two losses, quarterback Eli Manning has struggled, throwing for 340 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.  Packers corner Tramon Williams is not banking on Manning struggling for a third straight game…

The Packers defense will be without defensive back Charles Woodson, corner Sam Shields and linebacker Clay Matthews.  Despite missing those three starters, defensive tackle B.J. Raji is confident that the Packers can still rely on their defense to win games…

In 17 seasons as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin has complied a record of 160-125 and has won two Super Bowls with the Giants.  Packers head coach Mike McCarthy enjoys matching wits with his New York counterpart…

Kickoff of tonight’s game between the Packers and Giants is set for 7:20.

Notes:
Including the postseason, the Packers are 31-24-2 all-time against the Giants.

The Packers and Giants have combined to win 21 league championships.  Green Bay is first in NFL history with 13 titles while New York is third with eight.

The Packers have won their last three road games and including the playoffs they have won 13 of their last 16 away from Green Bay.

The Packers have won 24 of their last 28 regular-season games, the best record in the NFL over that span.

Injury Report:
Packers: OUT – DB Charles Woodson (collarbone), CB Sam Shields (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder). Questionable – WR Greg Jennings (groin/abdomen), TE Andrew Quarless (knee). PROBABLE – WR Donald Driver (thumb), FB John Kuhn (hamstring), DT B.J. Raji (ankle), LB Vic So’oto (illness), LB Erik Walden (ankle).

Giants: OUT – WR Domenik Hixon (ankle), LB Jacquian Williams (knee). QUESTIONABLE – S Kenny Phillips (knee), LB Keith Rivers (calf/knee). PROBABLE – C David Baas (ankle/elbow), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), DT Linval Joseph (knee), S Tyler Sash (ankle), G Chris Snee (ankle).

Elsewhere in the NFC North:
Houston beat Detroit, 34-31 (OT) (Thursday)
Minnesota at Chicago (Noon)

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