The New York Giants must be itching to get at the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers must be itching to get back on the football field. They will both get to scratch on Sunday in the NFC Divisional Playoff game in Green Bay. Here are the only five things you need to know.
1. Week 13: at the Meadowlands: The Green Bay Packers came to New York and beat the New York Giants 38-35. This could not have sat well with the Giants. They have all their pass rushers back. They want revenge. They want to go to the Superbowl. You think Rodgers needs to bring his lunch? I do.
2. Offense: We will bypass the details and go straight to the most important statistic for the offense: Points. The Green Bay Packers averaged 35 points a game in the regular season while the New York Giants averaged 24.6. But with a caveat – the Giants scored 35 points against the Green Bay Packers. Will New York score that many again?
3. Points Allowed: The New York Giants allowed 25 points per game, while the Green Bay Packers allowed 22.4 points per game. The trend line strongly favors New York as the points allowed per game were less and less towards the end of the season as their pass rushers got healthy. In the post season, they have not allowed any scoring against them. Green Bay has a good offensive line. They better really be good on Sunday.
4. Aaron Rodgers: The quarterback for the Green Bay Packers threw for 4,643 yards in the 2011 regular season and 45 touchdowns. He broke the all time passer rating record held by Payton Manning and set a new NFL passer rating record at 122.5. He only threw 6 interceptions this season. He was our BadaSSitude Pro Football Player in Week 4, Week 13,
and Week 16. He has to be a unanimous MVP choice. New York better bring their A game.
5. Eli Manning: The New York Giants quarterback threw for 4933 yards, a mere 67 yards short of 5000. He threw 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. His mastery of the fourth quarter is becoming increasingly remarkable. Eli has made a superstar of any receiver they have put before him as the Giants starters got injured. He was our BadaSSitude Pro Football Player in Week 14. If Green Bay have to beat him, they better have the game in hand well before the end of the fourth quarter.