From ESPN NFC East Blogger Dan Graziano:
After the Giants won the Super Bowl, people began to speculate as to who the opponent would be for that game. I have always believed it would be the Green Bay Packers, since that's a matchup of the past two Super Bowl winners, a rematch of one of last year's NFC playoff games and would pit the Giants against a nationally recognizable team half of which appears in State Farm Insurance commercials.
Some people had thought it would be the Saints, who are one of the Giants' other scheduled home opponents this year. But in light of the bounty scandal, it's unlikely the league will give them that slot. And while it's always possible the game could be a marquee division matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles or Robert Griffin III's Washington Redskins, I think Giants-Packers is the matchup that delivers the most national sizzle, and that's where my money would be if I were the sort of person who bet on such things. Which I am not.
The likely candidate remains the Green Bay Packers, which would feature the most recent Super Bowl champions against one another and set up sort of a "rubber game" between the two. Green Bay defeated the Giants last December, 38-35, in a thrilling, nationally-televised game that some say was the turning point of the Giants' season. Big Blue returned the favor in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, topping the sloppy Pack at Lambeau Field, 37-20.