Packers-Giants: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from each team

-- CB Will Blackmon was deactivated for Green Bay's NFC Divisional playoff game Saturday against Seattle. He aggravated a right foot injury in the final regular-season game and didn't practice throughout last week. Tramon Williams replaced Blackmon as the nickel back on defense and the punt returner. The team is hopeful Blackmon will be available for the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

-- RB Ryan Grant set two team postseason records in the 42-20 rout of Seattle in the NFC divisional playoffs Saturday. His 201 rushing yards -- seventh highest in league postseason history -- eclipsed the previous club benchmark of 156 by Ahman Green at Philadelphia in the divisional round during the 2003 season. Grant's three rushing touchdowns surpassed the two scores previously attained by four Green Bay players.

-- QB Brett Favre, who had three scoring passes Saturday, extended his league playoff record to 17 straight games with a touchdown throw. Favre has 5,075 passing yards in the postseason, joining Joe Montana (5,772) as the only players in league lore to achieve the 5,000-yard plateau.

-- WR Greg Jennings, making his postseason debut, was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes from Brett Favre, tying Jennings for second place in team annals for a playoff game.

-- QB Aaron Rodgers relieved Brett Favre in the blowout win Saturday with about three minutes to play. Rodgers was cleared to play after being deactivated as the No. 3 QB the final four regular-season games because of a strained hamstring.

-- Starting LCB Aaron Ross suffered a dislocated shoulder Sunday against Dallas, but assured questioners he would be perfectly able to play next Sunday against the Packers. "They'll strap it," he said. "It's not going to be a problem. This is a championship game."

-- RB Brandon Jacobs, who gained 54 yards in 14 carries, continued his "feud" with Dallas WR Patrick Crayton when asked what he thought of the closeness of the game. "If Crayton had made two easy catches (he had two obvious drops) his team might have won," he said.

-- Head coach Tom Coughlin was uncharacteristically upbeat following the victory. "It was thrilling and I'm moved," he said. "I'm proud of these guys. They did things nobody else thought would be possible. I have never been prouder of a bunch of guys in all my coaching years."

-- RT Kareem McKenzie said he didn't think he played particularly well, acknowledging that he gave up one huge sack to Dallas OLB Marcus Ware. "But we blocked great when we had to, all of us," he said. "That's a great team, you know. When we had to, we won the game."

-- DE Michael Strahan, the 15-year veteran, had eight tackles and two quarterback hits and was beaming at his locker. "What a season, what a season," he said, "and the nicest thing about it is that it isn't over yet. It was a magical moment."

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