The first matchup between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers in the regular season was a thrilling game, ending on a Mason Crosby field goal to win the game as time expired. The teams traded blows back and forth all game and it even had the Giants tying the game with less than a minute left on a two-point conversion. Sports Illustrated's Peter King expects another game in more of the same fashion.
There's something about the Giants that the Packers can't quite shoo away. It's called a pass rush. New York can get pressure on Aaron Rodgers rushing four men, which leaves seven back to clog passing lanes and makes life a little more difficult for Rodgers to find open receivers. The Packers, though, have a great deep-ball thrower, and with Aaron Ross and Corey Webster having shown themselves to be susceptible to the deep throw -- and with Greg Jennings due back from his late-season knee sprain -- I like the heavy-hearted Packers. They'll be playing to win, too, for offensive coordinator Joe Philbin after the drowning death of his son. Packers 24, Giants 23