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In Week 13, the Giants took on the Packers at home and lost 38-35.
But the Week 13 Giants look much different than the playoff Giants. Those Giants had a terrible defense that had trouble with almost every opponent they faced; I mean, how do you lose 36-25 to the Seattle Seahawks? The Giants also had a very suspect running game from Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw.
But back to the matchup between the 6-5 Giants and the 12-0 Packers. Aaron Rodgers (pictured) did his thing and threw for 369 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. As usual, he led the Packers.
The surprising part of the game was the fact that the Giants were in the game until the very last play despite only having one player step up. Eli Manning had almost no help. Manning threw for 347 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
The problem was that the Packers got the ball back with less than a minute to go and Rodger easily led them to within field-goal range where Mason Crosby kicked a 31-yarder to win the game as time expired.
But these playoff Giants have their defense and running game looking much better. They aren't one-dimensional like they were in Week 13—when they almost beat the Packers.