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Packers vs. Giants: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info, Game Time and More

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 11:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2012

The Green Bay Packers will finally get their chance for revenge against the New York Giants.

New York knocked the Packers out of the playoffs a year ago, ending the team's bid for a second consecutive Super Bowl title. Instead, the Giants were the team that raised the Lombardi Trophy only a few weeks later.

While a regular-season win does not make up for everything, the Packers would still love to continue their winning streak against one of the top contenders in the NFC.

 

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

When: November 25 at 8:20 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket

Betting Line: Giants (-3) via Vegas Insider

 

Injury Report (via ESPN) as of Nov. 20

Packers

TE Andrew Quarless (Knee) Questionable 

LB Clay Matthews (Hamstring) Questionable 

WR Greg Jennings (Groin) Doubtful 

CB Charles Woodson (Collarbone) Out

CB Sam Shields (Ankle) Questionable

 

Giants

WR Hakeem Nicks (Foot) Questionable 

WR Domenik Hixon (Ankle) Questionable 

LB Keith Rivers (Knee) Questionable 

S Kenny Phillips (Knee) Questionable 

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Neck) Questionable 

 

What They're Saying

Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel breaks down the coaching matchup between the two teams.

Green Bay's Mike McCarthy is 3-0 vs. the Giants' Tom Coughlin in regular-season games. But Coughlin is 2-0 against McCarthy in the postseason. Both times Coughlin defeated McCarthy in the playoffs (2007 and '11) the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl.

Coughlin always seems to win with his back against the wall. The Giants are not at this point yet, but they are close.

 

Fantasy Big Plays

Victor Cruz

Cruz has had three duds from a fantasy perspective after his 131-yard performance against the Washington Redskins.

However, the bye week should go a long way towards getting the chemistry back between the receiver and his quarterback Eli Manning.

The Packers have allowed the ninth-most points to opposing wide receivers this year, so it leaves a opening for Cruz to get back on track.

 

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers is the No. 3 scoring quarterback in fantasy football behind only Drew Brees and Robert Griffin III.

Considering his top two targets—Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings—have dealt with injuries all year, this is quite impressive.

The Giants have had an up-and-down year on defense, but it most recently allowed Andy Dalton to throw four touchdown passes. Rodgers should be able to find his receivers in the end zone at least a few times on Sunday.

 

Key Matchup: Packers Offensive Line vs. Giants Defensive Line

Green Bay is near the bottom of the NFL with 32 sacks allowed this year. In addition, the run game has not gotten off the ground at only 3.8 yards per carry.

This unit could struggle against a talented and experienced defensive line led by Jason Pierre-Paul.

Although Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck have not provided big sack totals this season, each are fully capable of putting pressure on the opposing quarterback on any play.

For the Giants to win this game, the defensive line needs to get Aaron Rodgers out of his rhythm from the start.

 

Prediction: Packers 28, Giants 27

The week off will help the Giants, but the Packers are playing like one of the best teams in the NFL recently. They have not lost since Week 5, and have won tough road games in Houston and Detroit since then.

If Eli Manning struggles early on, there could be some serious question marks going forward in New York.

 

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