Believe it or not, Eli Manning is just 1-3 in his career against the Packers in the regular season. Of course, he is 2-0 versus the Pack in the postseason, and that is a stat most people will remember.
In his career against the Packers in the regular season, Manning has thrown nine touchdown passes compared to six interceptions for 1,108 yards. That adds up to quarterback rating of 86.3.
In the postseason against Green Bay, Manning has thrown three touchdown passes versus one pick for 581 yards in two games. No. 10's quarterback rating for those two games is a combined 93.3.
If you just look at the last two games Manning has played against the Packers (postseason and regular season), Eli has thrown six touchdown passes versus just one pick for 579 yards.
So, what will happen on Sunday? So far in 2013, the Green Bay defense has allowed opposing quarterbacks to have a combined 99.5 quarterback rating. They have also allowed the quarterbacks to throw 17 touchdown passes, compared to just three interceptions.
The good news is that the Packers have 27 sacks so far this season, which is tied for 11th in the league. The better news is that outside linebacker Clay Matthews will not be using the club cast which hampered his pass rushing ability last week versus the Philadelphia Eagles, but will instead use a smaller, sleeker cast which will free up his fingers to grab opposing blockers while he is rushing the quarterback.
Add to that, Manning has had an up and down season so far in 2013, as he has thrown 11 touchdown passes compared to 16 interceptions for 2,307 yards. That adds up to a very mediocre quarterback rating of 68.5.
If the Packers expect to win on Sunday, they need to see the "bad" Eli, instead of the "good" Eli. And that all depends on how the overall defense plays, especially the secondary.