A lot has been made about this divisional round matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants. Despite the Packers being nine-point favorites at home, many people are picking the Giants to pull off the upset this weekend.
One thing that I've noticed while listening to analysts talk in favor of the Giants is that most of their arguments don't acknowledge the fact that the Packers were better this season at doing the things that the critics say the Giants have the advantage.
There are also a lot of comparisons between this Giants team and the '07 team that won the Super Bowl. Whatever the argument is in favor of the Giants, you can pretty much counter.
Now of course the Giants can certainly win this game, but using the argument that any team can win on any given Sunday isn't really the most sound argument. After all, the Saints did lose to the Rams this season, but no one could have gone out there and made a logical case for the Rams being the better team heading into that game. So as far as looking at this matchup goes, I'm going to stick to stats to back up my arguments.
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts on this showdown.