Week 12 Preview: Packers at Giants

Week 12 Preview: Packers at Giants

The surging Packers (7-3), who have won five in a row, face the Giants on "Sunday Night Football." New York has lost two in a row but is coming off its bye. We have the early primer for this battle between NFC heavyweights.

Green Bay Packers (7-3) vs. N.Y. Giants (6-4)

KICKOFF

7:20 p.m., Sunday, at MetLife Stadium

BY THE NUMBERS

Points for: Packers 26.3 (No. 9). Giants 26.7 (Tie, seventh).

Points against: Packers 20.7 (No. 10). Giants 21.6 (No. 12).

Turnover margin: Packers plus-7 (Tie, eighth). Giants plus-11 (No. 4).

Packers offense vs. Giants defense: GB — Total: 345.5 (No. 18. Rushing 99.2; No. 24. Passing 246.3; No. 11.). NYG — Total: 371.6 (No. 22. Rushing 113.8; No. 15. Passing 257.8; No. 25.).

Packers defense vs. Giants offense: GB — Total: 343,9 (No. 10. Rushing 99.5; No. 11. Passing 244.4; No. 21.). NYG — Total: 367.4 (Tie, 11th. Rushing 111.4; No. 13. Passing 256.0; No. 9.).

BRIEF HISTORY

Green Bay leads 31-24-2, including 4-3 in the playoffs. The Packers won regular-season matchups in 2010 and 2011; the Giants beat the Packers in the divisional playoffs last season.

TEAM NOTES

Packers: In past 7, QB Aaron Rodgers is 6-1 & has 24 TDs, 4 INTs & 117 rating. In 2 reg. season starts vs. NYG, is 2-0 with 773 yards (386.5 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 121.2 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with 4+ TDs. Packers are 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating…WR-PR-KR Randall Cobb has 6 rec. TDs in past 4 & aims for 5th in row with TD. Is only player in NFL with 600+ KR (627), 500+ receiving (574), 200+ PR (211) & 100+ rush (115) yards. WR James Jones ties for NFC lead with 8 rec. TDs. In past 2 reg. season meetings, WR Jordy Nelson has 8 catches for 218 yards (27.3 avg.) & TD (80 yards). In past 2 reg. season meetings, WR Greg Jennings has 14 catches for 236 yards (118 per game) & TD…S M.D. Jennings had 72-yard INT-TD last week, 1st career TD. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB Tramon Williams ties for NFL lead with 15 INTs. In last game at NYG, LB Clay Matthews had 38-yard INT-TD, sack & FF. CB Casey Hayward leads all rookies with 5 INTs.

Giants: QB Eli Manning has 197 pass TDs & needs 2 to tie PHIL SIMMS for most ever by Giant. In past 2 vs. GB (incl. Div.), has 106.9 rating with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 677 yards (338.5 per game). Aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with 3+ TD passes, 300+ yards & 100+ rating…Giants are 10-0 when RB Ahmad Bradshaw has 100+ rush yards…WR Victor Cruz has 28 catches for 427 yards (106.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4 at home. WR Hakeem Nicks had 7 catches for 165 yards & 2 TDs (66 & 37 yards) in Div. In past 3 meetings (incl. Div.), has 18 catches for 346 yards (115.3 per game) & 5 TDs…In past 5, DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 5 sacks, INT-TD & FF. DE Justin Tuck has sack in all 3 reg. season meetings. S Stevie Brown leads NFL with 168 INT return yds, most by Giant since 1963 (Dick Lynch). Leads NFL safeties with 5 INTs. DE Osi Umenyiora had 2 sacks & FF in Div. Playoff. LB Michael Boley had 2 sacks in Div.


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