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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold outdueled the Packers' Aaron Rodgers for most of Sunday's game.

But even though Rodgers finished with more passing yards and led Green Bay to three late touchdown drives, including the game-winning one in overtime, the Super Bowl champion Rodgers praised the 21-year-old Darnold after the Jets lost 44-38 at MetLife Stadium.

"I like his game," Rodgers said, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta. "He threw the ball really well. He's moving around making throws on the run. I think he has a bright future."

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The Jets crew hands out grades after Sam Darnold and the Jets lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 44-38 in overtime on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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Todd Bowles and the Jets were critical of officials after Sunday's 44-38 overtime loss to the Packers at MetLife Stadium.

"I thought we were playing two teams," the Jets head coach told reporters after Sunday's game. "I thought we were playing the Packers and the striped shirts."

The Jets were flagged 16 times for 172 yards in the game, while Green Bay was called for 10 penalties for 86 yards. 

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New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa fumbles the ball in the second quarter after a hit by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa fumbles the ball in the second quarter after a hit by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will miss his second straight game as the team ruled him out for Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

Enunwa, who missed last Saturday's game against the Texans as well, did not practice Wednesday or Thursday with an ankle injury. He missed two games in October due to a sprained ankle as well.

The 26-year-old Enunwa has 38 catches for 449 yards and one touchdown in 11 games this season, his first since missing all of 2017 due to neck surgery.

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THE GAME 

The Jets (4-10) against the Green Bay Packers (5-8-1) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It will be chilly but comfortable for the Jets' home finale, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 40s. The winds could whip a little which will make it feel colder.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Rodgers ranks outside the top five in passing yards. His 23 passing touchdowns and 97.2 passer rating have him outside the top 10.

And yet, the Jets defense knows what the legendary Packers quarterback is capable of.

"Man, I guarantee that No. 12, 'A-Rod,' whatever you want to call him, he will be there,'' Jets safety Jamal Adams said, according to the New York Post's Mark Cannizzaro, ahead of Sunday's matchup against Green Bay. "He will be at MetLife. He's coming to play. Man, that guy, he can sit back in the pocket with no legs and have one shoulder and throw the ball. He's amazing.''

Tags: Brandon Copeland, Green Bay Packers, Jamal Adams, Matt Eisenberg
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Despite not totaling 100 rushing yards in a game this season, New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings believes he still has room to grow.

"I'm confident in my talent," Jennings said Tuesday, according to the New York Post. "There's no doubt. I've got a lot of football left in me. Trust me. I've got an even bigger chip on my shoulder to prove people wrong, and I'm looking forward to it."

Jennings, 31, totaled 593 rushing yards on 181 carries with three touchdowns in the regular season. He added 201 receiving yards on 35 catches with one touchdown.

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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said he believes teammate Odell Beckham Jr. needs to control his emotions more in order to reach his full potential as a star, he said on WFAN, according to the New York Post.

"I think he's on track to reach his full potential,'' Cruz said. "But I think having those outbursts are going to hinder him in some regard, whether it's continued negative press or whatever the case may be. He has to find a way to just control himself and not do those things in such an angry regard after games like that.''

Cruz, who joined Beckham on the wide receivers' trip to Miami following the Giants' regular-season finale, defended the trip as a day off before they returned to practice that Tuesday in preparation for the wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers.

"This isn't something that was a mystery to me or something I was shocked at," Cruz said. "I understood where we were going and what we were doing. It was all on our day off in good fun. So there is nothing with that. I think it gets really over-hyped, for whatever reason.''

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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

The clock is winding down on Eli Manning's career, though no one knows how quickly. It's probably safe to assume that Manning doesn't have more than three seasons left as the starting quarterback of the New York Giants. Maybe.

But even if that's true, that still doesn't mean the Giants have to start looking for his replacement. At least not right now.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

Giants GM Jerry Reese finally took off his soft gloves as he dealt with his sometimes-petulant star receiver on Monday. There was no coddling, no excuse-making and definitely no enabling.

And it was about time.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks off Lambeau Field following Sunday's 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning walks off Lambeau Field following Sunday's 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese's confidence in QB Eli Manning did not waver following Sunday's season-ending 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers or while seeing the offense struggle mightily over the course of the season.

Despite the fact Manning threw multiple touchdown passes in a game just once over the last five (including Sunday) and the Giants failed to score more than 30 points in a game all season, Reese said he was confident in his quarterback.

"Last night he was in a good rhythm and was throwing the ball well, and there were some drops that came into play and it kind of set the tone for things that happened last night," Reese said. "But overall, I thought that Eli played well."

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Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jake Ryan tackles New York Giants tight end Will Tye in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. (Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent via USA TODAY Sports)
Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jake Ryan tackles New York Giants tight end Will Tye in the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. (Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent via USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- Of all the things that could've gone wrong for the New York Giants this season, the last thing anyone expected to malfunction was the offense. They had brought back all their key pieces from a top-10 offense, including their play-caller, their quarterback and one of the best receivers in football.

Yet the offense was a disaster, almost right from the start.

The Giants will likely spend the next few weeks and months trying to figure out how it all disintegrated so quickly and why an offense that was ranked in the top 10 for both of Ben McAdoo's two years as offensive coordinator plummeted to 26th in his first year as head coach. The Giants scored almost a touchdown less per game in 2016 than they did one year earlier and gained about 40 yards fewer per game

Tags: Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Green Bay Packers, Larry Donnell, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul Perkins, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz, Will Tye, Ralph Vacchiano
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 (Jeff Hanisch)
(Jeff Hanisch)

Packers LB Datone Jones suggested after the Giants' season-ending loss to the Packers on Sunday that the playoff stage was too big for Odell Beckham Jr.

"Maybe the stage is too big for him," Jones told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "You can't drop passes in the end zone. You get no re-do's in this league. You work all year for this stage and you kind of have to be perfect. Odell Beckham dropped a few big passes for his team."

Beckham, who had four receptions for 28 yards on 11 targets against the Packers, dropped a would-be touchdown in the end zone in the first quarter and had several other drops -- including one on third down that would've given the Giants a first down.

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 (Jeff Hanisch)
(Jeff Hanisch)

Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who left Sunday's season-ending loss during the first defensive series due to a bruised thigh and only returned on special teams, was disappointed to not finish the season with his teammates.

"It was very disappointing," Rodgers-Cromartie said, according to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post. "Any time your season ends like that when you can't go out there and fight with your guys, man, it makes the loss that much worse."

The Giants, who led 6-0 late in the first half, were burned for 38 points, with much of the damage coming through the air.

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Green Bay Packers, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Trevin Wade
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Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. allegedly punched a hole in a Lambeau Field wall following Sunday's season-ending 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the wild-card game, according to multiple reports.

Outside of a Lambeau Field media room, where Beckham answered each question at his postgame press conference, reporters heard a huge bang while Eli Manning spoke. Grounds crew members said Beckham was responsible for punching a hole in the wall after hearing the same noise, according to ESPN.

Upon seeing Beckham standing in front of the wall next to the hole after hearing the noise, a Lambeau Field grounds crew member went out to try to calm Beckham down, to which he responded by allegedly cursing at the worker, according to the New York Post.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Quarterback Eli Manning was reportedly among three New York Giants players who were subjected to drug tests following Sunday's season-ending 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Manning, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and safety Andrew Adams each reported for testing by submitting a urine sample to NFL drug testers once the game ended, according to NJ.com's Dan Duggan.

In his first playoff game in five years, Manning completed 23 of 44 passes, throwing for 299 yards, one touchdown, one interception and one fumble in the game. Hankins recorded three total tackles and a sack, while Adams.did not record a tackle.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. walks off the field following Sunday's 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card game at Lambeau FIeld. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. walks off the field following Sunday's 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card game at Lambeau FIeld. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- Odell Beckham Jr. wants desperately to be considered the biggest of big-time performers. He insists on being in the spotlight. He craves everyone's attention.

That's why it was so shocking -- disappointing, really -- that on the biggest stage of his life, Beckham came up so small.

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Jonathan Casillas, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz, Ralph Vacchiano
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The New York Giants were outscored 24-0 over the final 18 minutes and were eliminated from the playoffs with a 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's wild-card game at Lambeau Field.

Eli Manning threw for 299 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one fumble, while the Packers held Odell Beckham Jr. to four catches for 28 yards on 11 targets.

Aaron Rodgers threw three of his four touchdown passes to Randall Cobb, including a 42-yard Hail Mary right before halftime that turned a one-point Packers lead into a 14-6 game.

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Oct 9, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) and Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins (24) battle for a pass during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 23-16. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 9, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) and Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins (24) battle for a pass during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 23-16. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV: 

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- This will likely be the coldest game most of the Giants have ever played. It'll be the kind of weather that makes players wish for the game to be over. It can leave coaches red-faced for something other than screaming at the refs.

It's dangerous. It's uncomfortable. It can even be disruptive.

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New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin walks off the field following the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin walks off the field following the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

There's a lot more to the playoff history between the Giants and Packers than a scarlet-faced Tom Coughlin standing on a frigid sideline in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Jan. 20, 2008, in New York's numbing overtime win in the NFC championship game.

The win in temperatures that felt like minus-23 with the wind-chill factor catapulted the Giants to their third Super Bowl title two weeks later. A fourth would follow after the 2011 season, with New York again stunning the Lambeau Field faithful with a 37-20 win in a second-round playoff game over a Packers team that went 15-1 in the regular season.

That's recent history. The postseason story between two of the NFL's oldest franchises dates to 1938, and the annals of the seven playoff games between them is rich.

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Dec 24, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) signals a change at the line while calling a play during the Packers 38-25 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. (Rick Wood-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK)
Dec 24, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) signals a change at the line while calling a play during the Packers 38-25 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. (Rick Wood-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK)

Despite the Giants beating the Packers in the playoffs twice in the last decade, Green Bay is not concerned with those efforts as it heads into the Wild Card round this year, according to head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. 

McCarthy said Eli Manning had great performances in those games at Lambeau Field, but reiterated that this year's Giants are what he's paying more attention to. Manning was 18-of-35 for 199 yards against the Packers in a 23-16 Giants loss on Oct. 9. 

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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

The New York Giants' road to Super Bowl LI begins in Green Bay, the site of two of the greatest triumphs of Eli Manning's career.

Their trip to Lambeau Field became official hours after the Giants finished up their 11-5 season with an impressive 19-10 win in Washington on Sunday afternoon. When the Packers (10-6) defeated the Detroit Lions 31-24 Sunday night, they clinched the NFC North title and the No. 4 seed in the NFC. That set up a date with the fifth-seeded Giants in the wild-card round Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Rashad Jennings, Seattle Seahawks, Shane Vereen, Ralph Vacchiano
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The New York Giants will face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the NFC wild-card round on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET in their first playoff appearance since winning Super Bowl XLVI.

Despite their 11-5 record being tied for second best in the NFC, the Giants are the No. 5 seed in the playoffs after they finished second in the NFC East to the 13-3 Dallas Cowboys. 

The Packers, who have won six in a row, finished 10-6 and are the No. 4 seed following their 31-24 win over the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Odell Beckham Jr., Seattle Seahawks
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Quarterback Eli Manning in the New York Giants huddle (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)
Quarterback Eli Manning in the New York Giants huddle (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV: 

As much as the New York Giants wanted to clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 on the field in Philadelphia on Thursday, they know it doesn't really matter how they get in - just as long as they get in. And they can still get in four different ways this weekend, before they even have to think about playing their finale in Washington on Jan. 1.

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Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV: 

Earlier this week, I gave you a long and complex look at the New York Giants' relatively simple playoff situation, which boils down to this: win and they're in, or hope they can avoid a three-way tie with the Lions and the Buccaneers.

The NFL made it even simpler. The Giants can clinch a playoff spot in Week 16 if any of these five things happen:

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New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)

Latest Update (Oct. 11)

The NFL is looking into the situation involving Giants OT Ereck Flowers pushing a reporter after Sunday night's game, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

It is unclear if Flowers' shove of ESPN's Jordan Raanan is punishable under the league's personal conduct policy. The policy states that players can be subject to discipline for "violent or threatening behavior toward another employee or third party in any workplace setting."

Previous Reports and Reaction (Oct. 10)

Left tackle Ereck Flowers shoved ESPN's Jordan Raanan while speaking with reporters following last night's game.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning scrambles with the football during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning scrambles with the football during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports)

Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdowns passes in an otherwise choppy night for the Green Bay offense, and the Packers' defense rattled the New York Giants and limited Odell Beckham Jr. in a 23-16 victory Sunday night.

Rodgers was 23 of 45 for 259 yards and also threw two interceptions. Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams each had highlight-reel touchdown catches to help the Packers build an 11-point halftime lead.

But the offense was mired by uncharacteristic drops, and couple of big plays were called back by penalties. Mason Crosby kicked three field goals, including two in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Green Bay Packers, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz
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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Giants cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie both left Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with groin injuries and did not return, the team announced.

Apple and Rodgers-Cromartie were both active for the game after being listed as questionable earlier in the week. Safeties Nat Berhe and Darian Thompson were also inactive.

Wide receiver Dwayne Harris left the game with a toe injury and underwent X-rays. He left momentarily with a jaw injury but returned.

Tags: Darian Thompson, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Green Bay Packers, Nat Berhe
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THE GAME: The Giants (2-2) at the Green Bay Packers (2-1) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday, Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: Call it the not-so-frozen tundra this time. It'll actually be a nice day in Green Bay with the temperature getting all the way up to 60, but when the sun goes down the temperatures will drop in the mid-40s.

INACTIVES: 

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During the Super Bowl, Giants? outspoken safety Antrel Rolle sat next to Packers? free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley, and the two talked about potentially playing together as members of Big Blue.

Rolle commented on what a talented player Finley is and that he could really help the 2014 Giants.

I couldn?t agree more, Antrel.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Ben McAdoo, big blue, brnadon myers, Eli Manning, giants, Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, New York Giants
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New Giants? offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said he would like to implement an attack-style system into Big Blue?s offense for next season and beyond.

After watching the offensive unit struggle all year, McAdoo?s words are music to my ears.

However, an attack-style offense on paper is of course different from an attack-style offense in action.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, aaron rodgers, attack style offense, Ben McAdoo, Eli Manning, giants, giants offensive coordinator, Green Bay Packers, mcadoo, packers, up-tempo offense, weapons
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With six games remaining, here's how the NFC East stands...

The Eagles staved off a late run by RGIII and the Redskins to take sole possession of first place. They will get a bye in Week 12. Washington, feeling the wrath of having a drawn a first-place schedule, host San Francisco next Monday night.

The Cowboys were off yesterday, a much-needed bye to say the least. They play the Giants at MetLife this coming Sunday. A Cowboys win moves them into a first-place tie with Philadelphia. A Giants win drops Dallas into a second place tie with New York.

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Was it perfect? No.

But the Giants found a way to win their fourth straight game in a 27-13 contest over the Packers, and unlike some of the recent wins, there were at least a good chunk of positives to take away from Big Blue?s offensive performance.

Victor Cruz was again at the top of his game, catching eight passes for 110 yards. Everyone else was efficient enough in helping the Giants get the win.

Tags: Brandon Jacobs, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-Packers, New York Giants, NFC East, NFL, NY Giants, scott tolzien, SNYGiants, tony romo, Victor Cruz
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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul races to the end zone after picking off a Scott Tolzien pass in yesterday's victory over the Packers at MetLife Stadium.

by Jon Wagner SNYGiants columnist

All season long, the New York Giants (4-6) have been waiting for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to produce the types of big plays he used to make before back surgery slowed him down.

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It's all good tonight for Giants fans. Sure, it was another win over a questionable QB, but it was still an NFL game. I believe the logo was prominently placed at midfield. I'll take a win over a loss anytime.

What I liked.....

Jon Beason and Terrell Thomas. These guys are bringing it.

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The Giants haven't played a pretty game yet this season and you can add today's game to that list. But there is no column for style points in the standings. All there are is wins and losses.

Green Bay came in here without their starting QB (Aaron Rodgers) and several key defenders and fought the Giants to the very last minute. They were in the game because the Giants struggled through penalties and lapses and yet another miscommunication between their QB and a receiver that took points off the board.

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The Packers came in ready to play behind Scott Tolzien at QB and have hung with the Giants so far through the first half. But..... for the most part it has been the Giants just misfiring and shooting themselves in the foot again that is keeping this game close.

New York opened the scoring when Rueben Randle returned a punt 32-yards and then followed it up with a 26-yard TD catch on a pass from QB Eli Manning to give the Giants a 7-0 lead. The teams traded FGs after that.

As time expired, Green Bay PK hit a 57-yard FG narrow the Giants' lead to 10-6.

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Where to watch the game:

TV: FOX (Ch 5 in NY area)

RADIO: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM or Giants.com

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Inactive for the Giants today against Green Bay:

CB Corey Webster (ankle)

QB Ryan Nassib

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The Giants attempt to make it four in a row today. I would be mildly surprised if they didn't...

First off, I'l be watching the results of the Redskins-Eagles game. Should Washington win, the division gets as tight as one could imagine: Dallas 5-5, Philadelphia 5-6, Washington 4-6 and should the Giants win, 4-6.

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We definitely cannot sleep on the Packers just because Aaron Rodgers has been ruled inactive. Granted, the Packers are a completely different team with Rodgers at the helm, but all the offensive weapons are still pretty much the same.

And as for Scott Tolzien, other than two interceptions last Sunday against the Eagles, he actually didn?t do too bad. But the Giants? defense is playing much better than the Eagles? defense.

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Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy (right) will send QB Scott Tolzien (left) out to face the Giants today in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers (center).

The Green Bay Packers (5-4) will be without QB Aaron Rodgers when they take on the surging Giants (3-6) this afternoon in a contest featuring two of the NFL's staple franchises.

Kickoff: 4:25pm

Tags: Giants-Packers, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, NFL Week 11
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All the focus this week in the Giants-Packers game has been on the fact that the Giants? defense will not have to face Aaron Rodgers ? arguably the best player at his position in the game.

But that doesn?t mean that the offense can take a back seat and simply rely on the defense to get stops. The defense has been great in the Giants? three-game winning streak, but now it?s time for the offense to do its share.

Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media on Thursday to discuss the state of his offense. Of course, he was very pleased with Andre Brown?s performance against the Raiders.

Tags: Andre Brown, clay mathews, coordinator corner, don capers, Eli Manning, Giants Offense, gilbride, Hakeem Nicks, Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants, nicks vs packers, packers
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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

In Week 11, the Giants (3-6) host the Green Bay Packers (5-4), who lost last week to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sunday?s game will be the 52nd regular season game between these two teams, and the Packers hold the lead with a 27-22-2 all-time mark.

Tags: aaron rodgers, Eli Manning, giants, Green Bay Packers, Hakeem Nicks, media notes, New York Giants, nicks packers, NY Giants, NYG, packers
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It appears the Giants will be facing backup QB Scott Tolzien vs the Packers this week. Last Sunday vs the Eagles, Tolzien went 24/39 for 280 yards with a TD and two INTs. It was his first regular-season action as a pro.

For those interested, Tolzien was signed by the San Diego Chargers in 2011 as a UDFA out of Wisconsin. He was cut after preseason and signed by the 49ers, where for the next two seasons served as their third QB behind Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. The Packers scooped him up after the Niners released him this past August. He was elevated from the practice squad on Nov 5.

At Wisconsin, Tolzien was the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding senior or fourth year quarterback in college football. He was chosen over Andy Dalton, Kaepernick and Christian Ponder, so he appears to be capable enough.

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On Monday, the National Football Post reported that the Jets tried out QB B.J. Coleman as well as five wide receivers. Here's a quick rundown on who they were...

BJ Coleman (Quarterback - GB)Bio: Coleman played at Tennessee-Chattanooga for three years after transferring from Tennessee.?He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and?was released in early September in favor of Seneca Wallace.

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Back to respectability (at least for Week 6) after a few tough weeks.

I won with the Giants and Steelers. The Bengals won but did not cover against the Bills, and I admit I was a bit overzealous in thinking the Broncos would cover the 27-point spread.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

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It?s the last week of the regular season, so I need to pick all four games correctly just to finish above .500 for the season.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 16 Record: 1-3

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Lots of shaking up in the NFC playoff picture this week. Even with all the possible scenarios, if the Giants win both games, they make the playoffs.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 12-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons rebounded in a huge way after a Week 14 loss to the Panthers to pound the Giants. This is the type of win that could give a team momentum heading into the playoffs.

2.?Green Bay Packers 10-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers clinched the NFC North division title with a win over the Bears.

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