New York Giants at Green Bay Packers

There seems to be one team that rises from the ranks of a lesser seed and makes an unexpected championship push every playoff season, and there’s mounting evidence that this edition of the Giants could be the one that duplicates what its 2007 predecessors and last year’s Packers were both able to accomplish. And with a recent tragedy providing a potential distraction and the possibility of rust due to an extended layoff, Green Bay looks to be at its most vulnerable as it enters this game. Then again, the Packers have proven in the past to be an outfit capable of overcoming great adversity, as evidenced by last season’s championship march in which McCarthy’s charges withstood an inordinate amount of potentially-devastating injuries, and let’s not forget that this is a team that went 15-1 during the regular season and hasn’t lost at home since October of 2010. The Giants are in peak form and should once again give the NFC favorites a serious challenge, but Rodgers’ past success against the defense he’ll face on Sunday will show up in a result that could very well be eerily similar to the one when these two contenders last went toe-to-toe.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Packers 27, Giants 24
Current Odds: Giants +9

New York: 9-7 SU, 8-7-1 ATS
Green Bay: 15-1 SU, 11-5 ATS

New York most recently:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 6-4

Green Bay most recently:
When playing in January are 8-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 10-0
When playing outside the division are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Giants last 7 games when playing Green Bay
NY Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Giants last 5 games
NY Giants are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Green Bay’s last 5 games at home
Green Bay is 21-1 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Green Bay’s last 7 games when playing NY Giants

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