Giants Vs. Packers Score, NFL Playoffs: New York Opens Scoring With Field Goal

The Green Bay Packers defense came up big to stop the New York Giants in the red zone and force a field goal, but Eli Manning and the G-Men will be happy with their opening drive. Starting at the 20-yard line, Manning made some massive throws on third down to march the Giants down the field, but they were ultimately stopped just outside the end zone and forced into a Lawrence Tynes field goal to open the scoring and make it 3-0.

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The drive lasted an impressive 12 plays, with Manning completing four out of seven pass attempts and Ahmad Bradshaw carrying the ball five times. B.J. Raji and A.J. Hawk made big stops in the run game during the drive, but Manning made some fantastic third and long throws to keep the Giants moving down the field. The best of those was a strike to Mario Manningham during the first set of downs, good for 19 yards on third and 10. The Packers struggled to get pressure on third down until the last one of the drive, when the pass rush forced a bad throw out of Manning, leading to the field goal.

For updates and analysis on these teams leading up to their matchup, visit Packers blog Acme Packing Company, Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. Don't forget to check out SB Nation's NFL hub for all your playoff news.

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