NFL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons the New York Giants Upset the Green Bay Packers

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NFL Playoffs 2012: 5 Reasons the New York Giants Upset the Green Bay Packers
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Eli Manning had his first career 300-yard passing game in the postseason to lead the Giants to victory on Sunday.

With a performance reminiscent of 2008, the New York Giants showed the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers just how difficult it is to repeat in the NFL.

The Giants simply outplayed 15-1 Green Bay on their own field, just as they did in the 2008 NFC title game.

With the victory, the Giants will move on to this year's NFC championship game, which will be a regular-season rematch against San Francisco; the 49ers won, 27-20, in Week 10. 

Here are five reasons why the Giants were able to pull off the upset at Lambeau on Sunday: 

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