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GREEN BAY WI - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers take on the Buffalo Bills on September 19 2010 in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers defeated Bills 34-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY WI - SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers take on the Buffalo Bills on September 19 2010 in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers defeated Bills 34-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK GIANTS-NFC EAST (10-7) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS-NFC NORTH (15-1
)

SERIES

GIANTS

PACKERS

LEADER (REG. SEASON)

27-21-2

STREAKS (REG. SEASON)

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

(REG. & POSTSEASON)

Coughlin: 2-5

McCarthy: 3-1

COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD

9-7

5-2

VS. COMMON OPP.

(REG. SEASON)

NYG: 1-1 (NO 0-1; StL. 1-0)

GB: 2-0 (NO 1-0; StL. 1-0)

PLAYOFF RECORD

21-24

29-16

LAST WEEK

W 24-2 vs. Falcons

Bye (Wk. 17: W 45-41 vs. Lions)

LAST GAME (REG. SEASON)

12/4/11: Packers 38 at Giants 35. Green Bay K Mason Crosby kicks game-winning 31-yard FG as time expires. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 369 yards & 4 TDs in win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

(REG. SEASON)

12/26/10: Packers 45, Giants 17. Rodgers passes for 404 yards & 4 TDs, each to different receiver. Packers RB John Kuhn adds 2 rushing TDs.

LAST PLAYOFF

1/20/08: Giants 23 at Packers 20 (OT). New York K Lawrence Tynes converts game-winning 47-yard FG in OT as Giants win NFC Championship.

BROADCAST

FOX (3:30 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver & Chris Myers (Field reporters). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (NYG), 86 (GB). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (NYG), 226 (GB).

STAT LEADERS

PASSING

Manning: 359-589-4,933 (3C)-29-16-92.9

Rodgers: 343-502-4,643-45 (2L)-6-122.5 (1L)

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 171-659-3.9-9

Starks: 133-578-4.3-1

RECEIVING

Cruz: 82-1,536 (3L)-18.7-9

Nelson: 68-1,263-18.6-15 (3L)

OFFENSE

385.1

405.1 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE

+7

+24 (2L)

DEFENSE

376.4

411.6

SACKS

Pierre-Paul: 16.5

Matthews: 6

INTs

Webster: 6 (T2C)

Woodson: 7 (T1L)

PR

Ross: 7.1

Cobb (R): 11.3

KR

D. Thomas: 24.3

Cobb (R): 27.7 (1C)

PUNTING

Weatherford: 45.7

Masthay: 45.6

KICKING

Tynes: 100 (43/43 PAT; 19/24 FG)

Crosby: 140 (68/69 PAT; 24/28 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 7th time in postseason. 1st 5 meetings were NFL Champ. Last playoff meeting was 2007 NFC Champ. GB has won 4 of previous 6 postseason meetings. NYG won last playoff meeting (2007 NFC Champ, 23-20 in OT) during team's SB XLII championship season. Packers won Week 13 meeting (38-35).

GIANTS: Playing in 31st postseason, most in NFL history. Head coach TOM COUGHLIN has led NYG to 5 postseason appearances, tied with BILL PARCELLS for most in team history. Giants had 2 players selected to Pro Bowl: QB ELI MANNING (2nd) & DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL (1st)...QB Manning passed for 277 yards, 3 TDs & 129.3 rating in WC last week. Has 11 postseason TD passes, most in team history. Ranks 2nd in club playoff history with 1,574 pass yards, 136 comp. & 225 att. Had franchise-record 4,933 pass yards & 8 300-yard games in reg. season. Has 22 career 300-yard games & passed PHIL SIMMS (21) for most in team history. Recorded 7th consecutive season with 3,000+ pass yards & 20+ pass TDs, most in team history. Had 15 4th quarter TD passes in reg. season, most ever in season, topping HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS & PEYTON MANNING...RB BRANDON JACOBS ties for 2nd in club postseason history with 3 rush TDs & needs 1 to tie JOE MORRIS (4) for most. Since start of 2005 (incl. playoffs), has 59 rush TDs, tied for 4th most in NFL. RB AHMAD BRADSHAW is 1 of 7 players in NFL with 1,800+ rush yards (1,894) & 80+ receptions (81) since start of 2010 season...WR HAKEEM NICKS had 6 catches for 115 yards & 2 TDs in WC last week, his 1st career playoff game. Ranked 2nd on team in reg. season with 76 catches, 1,192 yards & 7 TDs. Only player in team history with 75+ catches, 1,000+ yards & 7+ TDs in consecutive seasons. WR VICTOR CRUZ had team-record 1,536 rec. yards in reg. season, 193 more than previous mark (1,343, AMANI TOOMER). Had team-high 9 rec. TDs in reg. season, incl. 99-yard TD in Week 16, tied for longest in NFL history. Had 5 rec. TDs of 65+ yards in reg. season, 2nd most in season in NFL history (6, HOFer ELROY "CRAZYLEGS" HIRSCH, 1951). Had 7 100-yard games in reg. season, most by Giant in season. Cruz (1,536) & Nicks (1,192) are 1st set of Giants to each record 1,000+ rec. yards in same season. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has 19 career rec. TDs & 13 have been 20+ yards, incl. 27-yard TD in last week's WC...DE Pierre-Paul ranked 4th in NFL during reg. season with 16.5 sacks. Joined HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR & MICHAEL STRAHAN as only Giants with 16+ sacks in season. DE JUSTIN TUCK had 2 sacks in SB XLII, tied for most in postseason game by Giant. In past 23 games (incl. playoffs), DE OSI UMENYIORA has 20.5 sacks & 11 FFs. Has 3 career postseason sacks. Team had 20 reg.-season INTs, most by NYG since 2000 when club advanced to SB XXXV. CB COREY WEBSTER led team with career-high 6 INTs in reg. season. Had INT in 2007 NFC Champ. vs. GB. Has 2 career postseason INTs.

PACKERS: Have won 13 NFL championships, most all-time. Team's .644 postseason winning pct. (29-16) is best in NFL history. Club has 29 playoff wins, 3rd most in NFL annals. Head coach MIKE MC CARTHY is 5-2 (.714) in postseason, 2nd best mark in franchise history (HOFer VINCE LOMBARDI, 9-1, .900). Won franchise-record 15 games, 6th team in NFL history with 15 wins. Packers were 6-0 vs. 2011 playoff teams. Team scored 560 points, most in franchise history & 2nd most all-time. Packers had 7 players selected to Pro Bowl: WR GREG JENNINGS (2nd), FB JOHN KUHN (1st), LB CLAY MATTHEWS (3rd), DT B.J. RAJI (1st), QB AARON RODGERS (2nd), C SCOTT WELLS (1st) & CB CHARLES WOODSON (8th)...QB Rodgers had 122.5 rating, best single-season mark in NFL history. Set NFL season record with 13 games with 100+ rating & 12 games with 110+ rating. Had franchise record 4,643 pass yards & 45 TDs. Is only QB in NFL history to pass for 4,000+ yards & have 6 or fewer INTs. In postseason, Rodgers has completed 118 of 174 (67.8 pct.) for 1,517 yards with 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 112.6 rating, highest in NFL history. Also ranks 1st in NFL playoff history with 67.8 comp. pct. & 8.72 avg. gain. Is 2-0 in career vs. NYG with 773 yards, 8 TDs, 1 INT & 121.2 rating...RB RYAN GRANT rushed for franchise playoff record 201 yards in 2007 Div. (1/12/08), 1 of 7 200-yard rush games in NFL postseason history. RB JAMES STARKS led NFL with 315 postseason rush yards last year...Packers had 5 WRs with 25+ catches each for 1st time in team history: JORDY NELSON (68), Jennings (67), JAMES JONES (38), DONALD DRIVER (37) & rookie RANDALL COBB (25). Nelson had career-highs in catches (68), yards (1,263) & TDs (15). His 15 rec. TDs were 3rd most by Packer in season. In 7 career playoff games, Jennings has 5 TDs & 3 100-yard games. Driver has 46 postseason catches & needs 2 to pass ANTONIO FREEMAN (47) for most in team history. Cobb led NFC & was 2nd in NFL with 27.7 KR avg. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY had 55 catches for 767 yards & 8 TDs & is 1st GB TE with 2 seasons of 50+ catches, 600+ yards & 5+ TDs...Since joining GB in 2006, CB Woodson has 37 INTs (2nd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL). Has INT-TD in each of 6 years with GB & is only player in NFL history with INT-TD in 6 consecutive seasons. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS leads NFL with 13 INTs. Williams had 3 INTs in last year's playoffs, incl. 70-yard INT-TD. LB Matthews had 6 sacks & 3 INTs (1 TD) in 2011 & is 1st player in team history with defensive TD in each of 1st 3 NFL seasons. Had INT-TD in last game vs. NYG. LB DESMOND BISHOP led team in tackles. S CHARLIE PEPRAH tied for 3rd among Safeties with career-high 5 INTs & had most INT return yards by S (147).