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Giants Packers Game Preview

After a week of discussion and debate, it’s finally here. The Giants are in Green Bay, ready to take on the defending champs and 15-1 Packers. Can they pull of the upset?


Green Bay

Doubtful: LB Robert Francois (hamstring)

Probable: T Bryan Bulaga (knee), T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Randall Cobb (groin), G Evan Dietrich-Smith, WR Greg Jennings (knee), RB James Starks (ankle)

NY Giants

Out: LB Mark Herzlich (ankle)

Probable: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot, back), S Deon Grant (quadriceps), CB Aaron Ross (concussion), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), RB D.J. Ware (concussion), CB Corey Webster (hamstring)


The Giants offense has been clicking. Eli is playing at an elite level. The running game seems to be rounding into shape, after a year of being dormant. The Big 3 of Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham have proven to be an explosive and productive trio. Against a suspect Packers defense, the Giants could put up points. They’re going to have to. The Giants should look to establish the run, play a clock control game, and then explode with the pass later. The Giants have the weapons to compete and win.


This unit is going to have to show up. They put together their most complete performance last week against the Falcons. The pass rush was clicking, the secondary shut it down. Have to do that and more later this afternoon. Aaron Rodgers is the best QB in football, and this offense is explosive. You have to get to Rodgers, because if you don’t, it’s going to be a long day. The Pack don’t really have a running game to speak of, so it’s all about targeting the passing game. Webster and Ross have to come up big, while Phillips needs to play solid centerfield. I would love to see some bump and run, but that’s not the Giants style. The big matchup is Jaicquan Williams on Jermichael Finley. Finley is a wide receiver in a tight end body, and is going to be a challenge for the young Williams. Chipping Finley with JPP or Tuck will help. If this unit doesn’t show up, or doesn’t play their absolute best, it will not result in a desirable outcome.


They’re the defending champs. They’re 15-1. They’re the best team in football, with the best QB. The Pack are on top of the world. And here come the Giants, who played them close earlier, and are hot. They have the pass rush to slow the offense down. They have an offense that can go toe to toe with the Packers. The Packers have a great offense, no run game, and a decent defense. They’re not invincible. But they’re really, really good, and they’re playing at Lambeau Field. If the Giants can keep it close, they have a terrific chance. If their pass rush shows up, they have a chance. There’s a chance.


I do think this game will be really close. It will be a shootout, just like the last one. I get all the arguments for the Giants winning, I do. But a lot of things have to go right for that to happen. I just think the Pack are too good. FINAL SCORE: Packers 38, Giants 35


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2 Responses to “Giants Packers Game Preview”

  1. Sam says:

    I agree with what your saying but Boley is going to be covering Finley not J.Williams

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