The 15-1 Green Bay Packers aren't the underdog in their matchup Sunday vs. the 10-7 New York Giants, but you would never know that according to some of the media types—especially those with a bias towards the Big Apple.
All you hear is how the Giants look exactly like the team that won three road NFC playoff games after the 2007 season (including the NFC Championship Game against the Packers at Lambeau) and then went on to beat the unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
The Packers are also going into this game emotionally charged after the tragic death of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's son Michael earlier this week. Head Coach Mike McCarthy choked up talking about that situation during his press conference on Wednesday.
The Packers' organization is all about staying together like a family unit. The pain that the Philbin family is suffering right now goes beyond words. The Green Bay organization grieves with the Philbins. The team has dedicated the game on Sunday to the Philbin family.
Philbin himself is not expected to be with the team on Sunday. But the Packers will be thinking about Philbin and his family. And the Packers will also be playing the game for them.