GREEN BAY AT NEW YORK GIANTS (Sunday, FOX)
WHEN: 4:15 p.m. est Nov. 24th
WHERE: MetLife Stadium
TV: Joe Buck (play-by-play) & Troy Aikman (analyst) for FOX
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog
The Packers have won 17 consecutive games (including the playoffs), the longest streak in team history. Green Bay is the second defending Super Bowl champion (1998 Denver) to start the following season 11-0 and the Packers are 11-0 for the first time.
On Thanksgiving, Green Bay defeated Detroit 27-15 at Ford Field. Quarterback AARON RODGERS completed 22 of 33 passes (66.7 percent) for 307 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 116.6 passer rating. Rodgers has posted a passer rating of at least 100 in every game this season, surpassing the previous record of 10 consecutive games, shared by Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (1994-95) and TOM BRADY (2010-11).
“We’re 11-0,” says Green Bay head coach MIKE MC CARTHY. “Once you get to 11 or 12 wins, you can see that division championship in sight and that’s our focus.”
The last time the Giants faced an undefeated team this late into a season was Super Bowl XLII against the 18-0 New England Patriots. New York knocked off the Patriots 17-14 and quarterback ELI MANNING claimed Super Bowl MVP honors. Now, at 6-5 and one game behind Dallas for first place in the NFC East, the Giants know what’s at stake.
“We have a big game coming up,” says Manning, who became the fifth player in NFL history to pass for at least 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in seven consecutive seasons. “These last five games are big and will determine our season.”
11-0 for 1st time in franchise history. Have won 17 in row (incl. playoffs), longest streak in team history.
QB AARON RODGERS is 1st player in NFL history to post 100+ rating in 11 games in row. Has 110+ rating in 19 of past 22 (incl. playoffs). Has 2+ TD passes in 1st 11 games, 3rd longest streak to begin season. In last year’s meeting, completed 25 of 37 (67.6 pct.) for 404 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 139.9 rating
FB JOHN KUHN scored 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in last game vs. NYG…Since start of 2007 (incl. playoffs)
WR GREG JENNINGS has 50 rec. TDs, 3rd most in NFL. Had 7 catches for 142 yards in last meeting. WR JORDY NELSON has 5 rec. TDs in past 4. Had 4 catches for 124 yards & TD (80 yards) in last game vs. NYG. WR JAMES JONES had 3 catches for 94 yards & TD (65 yards) last week
CB CHARLES WOODSON had INT last week. Since joining GB in 2006, has 36 INTs, 2nd most in NFL. Has 9 INT-TDs in that span, most in NFL. CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had INT last year vs. NYG. Has 4 INTs (1 TD) in past 4.
LB CLAY MATTHEWS had INT last week.
DT B.J. RAJI had sack in last meeting
QB ELI MANNING is 5th QB in NFL history with 7 consecutive seasons with 3,000+ yards (3,358) & 20+ TDs (20). Leads NFL with 123.7 rating in 4th Q
RBs AHMAD BRADSHAW & BRANDON JACOBS each had rush TD in 2007 NFC Champ. Incl. playoffs, when Jacobs starts & has 21+ att., Giants are 11-1. RB D.J. WARE had career-high 8 catches last week
WR VICTOR CRUZ had career-high 9 catches for 157 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches, 125+ yards & 1+ TD. Has 80+ yards in 8 of past 9. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM had 4 catches for 132 yards (33 avg.) & TD (85 yards) in last meeting. WR HAKEEM NICKS had 4 catches for 93 yards (23.3 avg.) & TD (36 yards) in last meeting
Incl. playoffs, NYG have won 20 of past 24 when DE JUSTIN TUCK has sack. Aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with sack. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 15 sacks in past 17.
CB COREY WEBSTER has 4 INTs in past 6. Had INT in 2007 NFC Champ.
From the Dope Sheet:
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. New York Giants:
- All-time regular season: 26-21-2
- All-time, postseason: 4-2
- All-time, in New York: 15-15-2
- Streaks: The Packers have won five of the last seven meetings
- Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 16, 2007, at the Meadowlands; Packers won, 35-13
11-0 PACKERS HEAD EAST TO TAKE ON THE GIANTS
- Green Bay stays on the road this week as it travels to face the Giants at MetLife Stadium, the team’s first visit to New York to face the Giants since 2007.
- The Packers will be looking to clinch a postseason berth for the third straight season. Green Bay can lock down a playoff spot with a win and can also clinch the NFC North title with a victory and a Detroit loss.
- The Packers are off to an 11-0 start for the first time in franchise history. They are just the 11th team in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to begin the season with 11 consecutive victories.
- Including playoffs, the Packers have won 17 straight games, the longest winning streak in team history (12-game streak in 1961-62). That is one victory shy of tying the second-longest winning streak in NFL history behind the 2003-04 New England Patriots (21 games).
- The Packers’ streak of 13 straight wins in the regular season (2010-11) is a franchise record, topping the previous mark of 11-game streaks in 1928-29 and 1961-62. Green Bay has also set a single-season franchise record with 11 straight regular-season wins in 2011, topping the previous mark of 10 in 1929 and 1962.
- This marks the second regular-season winning streak of eight or more games during Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure (eight-game streak in 2006-07).
- Two of the most venerable franchises in professional football history, the Packers and Giants have combined for 20 championships. Green Bay ranks No. 1 among all NFL franchises with 13 titles, while the Giants check in at No. 3 with seven championships.
- The Packers and Giants squared off in five NFL championship games, with Green Bay winning four of those contests. New York won the 1938 title at the Polo Grounds in New York, but the Packers defeated the Giants in the championship game in 1939, 1944, 1961 and 1962.
- Green Bay holds a 30-23-2 edge in the all-time series, which includes a 4-2 postseason record. The teams first met in 1928 in New York.
- This will be the first meeting between the teams at MetLife Stadium. It will be the second straight season that the Packers have played at the stadium, with Green Bay topping the N.Y. Jets, 9-0, last season in Week 8.
Friday's Official Injury Report:
|GREEN BAY PACKERS|
|OUT||LB Desmond Bishop (calf), T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), LB A.J. Hawk (calf), G Josh Sitton (knee)|
|PROBABLE||TE Andrew Quarless (groin), RB James Starks (knee, ankle)|
|OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)|
|Wednesday||T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), G Josh Sitton (knee)|
|Thursday||T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), G Josh Sitton (knee)|
|Friday||T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), G Josh Sitton (knee)|
|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB A.J. Hawk (calf)|
|Thursday||LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB A.J. Hawk (calf)|
|Friday||LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB A.J. Hawk (calf), TE Andrew Quarless (groin)|
|FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||RB James Starks (knee, ankle)|
|Thursday||RB James Starks (knee, ankle)|
|Friday||RB James Starks (knee, ankle)|
|NEW YORK GIANTS|
|OUT||LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee)|
|DOUBTFUL||WR Mario Manningham (knee)|
|QUESTIONABLE||LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot)|
|PROBABLE||WR Victor Cruz (hip), S Derrick Martin (hamstring), WR Hakeem Nicks (ribs, concussion), S Antrel Rolle (back), DE Justin Tuck (ankle)|
|DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (ribs, concussion), S Antrel Rolle (back), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee)|
|Thursday||RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (ribs, concussion), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee)|
|Friday||LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee)|
|LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Wednesday||WR Victor Cruz (hip), S Derrick Martin (hamstring), DE Justin Tuck (ankle)|
|Thursday||LB Michael Boley (hamstring)|
|Friday||LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot)|
|FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE|
|Thursday||WR Victor Cruz (hip), S Derrick Martin (hamstring), S Antrel Rolle (back), DE Justin Tuck (ankle)|
|Friday||WR Victor Cruz (hip), S Derrick Martin (hamstring), WR Hakeem Nicks (ribs, concussion), S Antrel Rolle (back), DE Justin Tuck (ankle)|
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