GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (6-4) (Sunday, NBC, 8:20 PM ET)
The Packers have won five in a row – tied with Denver for the longest current winning streak in the NFL – and will look to avenge last season’s Divisional loss to the Giants.
In Week 11, Green Bay rallied and scored the winning points with 1:55 remaining on a 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to wide receiver Randall Cobb in the team’s 24-20 victory at Detroit. In his past seven games, Rodgers has 24 touchdowns and just four interceptions for a 117 passer rating. Cobb has six touchdown receptions in the team’s past four games and he aims for his fifth in a row with a TD.
“Randall’s a big-time player for us,” says Rodgers. “He’s going to be a guy for us for a long time and is going to be a big part of our offense. He made an incredible catch.”
The Giants had a bye in Week 11 and will look to end a two-game losing streak. At 6-4, New York leads the NFC East and the team knows it will need a strong finish to the season.
“It’s a six-game schedule now,” says Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. “We’re excited about it. We’re excited to be back on the field. Hopefully they’re well-rested and ready to go.”
In last year’s Divisional Playoff, quarterback Eli Manning passed for 330 yards with three touchdowns and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had seven catches for 165 yards with two touchdowns. The Giants know that they’ll need to play well again this Sunday night against one of the league’s hottest teams.
“They’re 7-3 and playing good football,” says Coughlin. “They’re playing well right now. They have a good football team.”
– courtesy NFL Media Dept