Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, mourning the death of his son, will attend Sunday's NFC Divisional Round game between the Packers and New York Giants "to participate," according to CBS Sports' Lesley Visser.
Joe's 21-year-old son, Michael, vanished last Sunday and found dead Monday in a river in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Preliminary autopsy results show that Michael drowned.
Visser spoke to Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, who provided an update on Philbin:
"I just spoke with coach Mike McCarthy, and he said Joe Philbin will be here tomorrow, in Mike McCarthy's words, to participate," Visser reported Saturday.
Having Philbin in attendance in any capacity will surely be an emotional boost for Green Bay, who will have revenge on its mind. Sunday's game will be the first playoff game at Lambeau Field since the Giants won 23-20 in overtime in the 2007 NFC Championship Game. It was Brett Favre's last game for the Packers, but his successor, Aaron Rodgers, is 2-0 against New York.