The Green Bay Packers first playoff challenge will come from the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Lambeau Field on Sunday (3:30pm).
While the Packers had a bye this weekend, the Giants (10-7) advanced with a 24-2 win over the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC wild-card game on Sunday afternoon.
The Packers and Giants last met in the postseason in 2007 when the Giants pulled out a 23-20 overtime victory.
Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns as the Giants earned their first postseason victory since upsetting the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl four years ago.
Earlier this season, the Giants were missing several key members of their team due to injury, and their running game was the worst in the league. Now, the Giants are healthy again, their ground attack is back in gear and their defensive line is pressuring the quarterback.
The Giants did lose two players to concussions during the win. CB Aaron Ross and RB D.J. Ware both had to leave the game. Their status for Sunday’s game with the Packers won’t be known until later in the week.
The Packers practiced twice last week, then took Friday through Sunday off. They’re back to work today, but won’t practice until Wednesday.