Packers-Giants capsule

Sunday's Green Bay Packers-New York Giants game will be the teams' first meeting since the infamous Michael Strahan sack game.

WHAT: N.Y. GIANTS at GREEN BAY PACKERS

WHEN: noon Sunday

TV: Fox

OPENING LINE — Packers by 6 1/2.

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Giants 2-1. Packers 1-2.

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 28-21-2.

LAST WEEK — Giants beat Browns 27-10. Packers lost to Colts 45-31.

GIANTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (12), PASS (10)

GIANTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (22), PASS (22)

PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (9), PASS (8)

PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (8), PASS (28)

INJURY REPORT — GREEN BAY: Mike Flanagan, C, knee, out; Grady Jackson, DT, knee, out; James Lee, DT, out; Mike McKenzie, CB, hamstring, doubtful; Ahmad Carroll, CB, groin, questionable; Najeh Davenport, RB, hamstring, questionable; Brett Favre, QB, hamstring, probable; Bubba Franks, TE, knee, probable; Al Harris, CB, toe, probable; Marco Rivera, G, groin, probable; Nick Rogers, LB, ankle, probable; Javon Walker, WR, knee, probable. NEW YORK: Shaun Williams, S, knee, out; Ron Dayne, RB, calf, questionable; Jamaar Taylor, WR, hamstring, questionable; Frank Walker, CB, foot, questionable, Keith Washington, DE, concussion, questionable.

LAST MEETING — The Packers won at Giants Stadium 34-25 on Jan. 6, 2002; a result overshadowed by Michael Strahan's record-setting sack. With the clock winding down in the fourth quarter, Packers quarterback Brett Favre called a running play but instead ran a naked bootleg at an unblocked Strahan. Favre slid to the turf and Strahan collected his 22 1/2 sack of the season, setting a league record. As for the game, the Packers completed the regular season with a 12-4 record. Green Bay grabbed a 14-0 just seven minutes into the game. The first score was started by a 23-yard completion to Bubba Franks and capped with a 26-yard touchdown to Bill Schroeder. The second score was set up by a Darren Sharper interception and capped with a 25-yard scoring run by Ahman Green. The Giants rallied to cut it to 14-10 but the Packers scored the next 20 points on two Ryan Longwell field goals, a 1-yard run by Green and a 54-yard pass to Corey Bradford.

The Packers have beaten the Giants in their first last three meetings. The last home game was a 14-6 victory on Sept. 17, 1995. Before that, the Lynn Dickey- and Forest Gregg-led Packers beat the Giants 23-20 on Sept. 15, 1985. The Giants haven't won in Green Bay since Sept. 19, 1971, 42-40.


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