New York Giants: Five Keys To Defeating The Green Bay Packers
The New York Giants will play the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card Round of the 2017 NFL Playoffs. What must New York do to win?
The New York Giants have defeated the Green Bay Packers en route to each of the franchise’s past two Super Bowl championships. Eli Manning will have a chance to achieve a three-peat on Sunday, Jan. 8, when New York travels to Green Bay once again.
Though the Giants may have momentum on their side, defeating the Packers in a third consecutive playoff game will be no easy feat.
Green Bay enters the Wild Card Round at 10-6 overall with the NFC North Division Title and a current six-game winning streak on its resume. It defeated three playoff teams during that six-game stretch, including two that have already won in the Wild Card Round: Houston and Seattle.
With perennial MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers leading the charge, the Packers are as legitimate a threat to win the Super Bowl as any team in the NFL.
It’s also worth noting that New York and Green Bay met back in Week 5 of the 2016 NFL regular season. The Giants struggled to generate anything close to consistent offense during what became a 23-16 loss at Lambeau Field.
The question is: what must the Giants do to avenge that loss and extend the postseason winning streak over the Packers?