Defensively, the Packers have the 14th-ranked rush defense in the league. However, that is a misleading number, as the Packers finished the season looking like the 32nd overall rush defense.
In their only defeat the Packers couldn't stop the Chiefs' Jackie Battle from running out the clock. The next week against the injury ravaged Chicago Bears, the team gave up 199 yards rushing, and 121 of those yards were turned in by third-string running back Khalil Bell.
The Giants keep the misleading trend going as they finished the season ranked 32nd in rush offense. They have two running backs, Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, who could both be starters for any other team in the league.
Last week against the Falcons, the Giants had a combined 172 yards on the ground. Jacobs rushed for 92, while Bradshaw accounted for 63 yards rushing. These numbers would suggest that the Giants aren't the worst rushing team in the league. In fact, they used this balanced attack to defeat the Falcons, 24-2, at home.
It will be interesting to see which 32nd-ranked unit can step up in this big game. Look for the Packers to fully commit to stopping the run.