The Packers were just 4-6 on the season at one point and Aaron Rodgers was being booed, but those boos have now looked to cheers while the Packers have won their last six games in a row and have got the NFC North Division title for the 5th time in their last six years. This is a hot team and Aaron Rodgers is a warm QB and that would be too much for the Giants to overcome, but that Giants defense is tough so anything is possible. Rodgers has thrown for 4428 yards with 40 TDs and just seven INTs on the season and he is 3-1 with a 98.2 QBR in four games vs the Giants in his career. He’s thrown 11 TDs and just four INTs in those games.
The Packers come in ranked 8th in total offense, 7th in passing, 20th in rushing and 4th in scoring, putting up 27.0 ppg. The Packers have scored at least 30 points in each of their last four games. On defense, the Packers have not been great this year and they have allowed 25.3 ppg over their last three games. The Giants have not been great on offense, but they do have enough weapons to do damage vs this defense. Green Bay comes in ranked 22nd in total yards allowed, 31st vs the pass, 8th vs the run and 21st in points allowed, giving up 24.2 ppg. That pass defense really has to step up vs Eli and Beckham, who can put up big numbers.
The Packers and Giants met early in October, and Green Bay won 23-16 after holding New York to just 221 yards of offense. The New York Giants are playing some incredible football at this time because of a defense that’s quickly become one of the finest units in the league. The Giants also provide the wide receivers to give the Packers shaky secondary hell. However, winning in Green Bay this time of year is probably the hardest action to take in the NFL. The Packers may also be healthier on defense and have a quarterback in Rodgers who hasn’t thrown an interception in seven straight games and has eight touchdown passes in his last two games. When Rodgers is playing at this level, the Packers are impossible to beat.
I like Green Bay by a TD in this one.
NFL Football: Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm (Lambeau Field)
The Line: Green Bay Packers -4.5 — Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers clash Sunday afternoon in a NFL NFC Wild Card game Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field on FOX.