My immediate thoughts on the Packers – Giants Wildcard game, the winner advances to play at Dallas next Sunday.
All week we have heard about how Eli will not lose as an underdog (7-0 lifetime in playoffs). I guess the Cubs can never win a World Series and the Cavs will never see an NBA championship, right?
Mike Daniels is so good. He whipped his guy on the Giants initial play from scrimmage and set the tone for the run defense.
Lambeau Field sounds like it is rocking today! This is clearly the loudest it has sounded over the telecast this season.
Beckham helps Packers out with a third down drop, had Burnett beat for a first down. We will take as many drops as we can get!
Mike McCarthy uses a timeout to save a 12 men on field call that would have resulted in a first down and continuation of drive for Giants.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie leaves the field after injuring his knee trying to tackled on a completion to Jared Cook. That could be beneficial for Packers if he fails to return.
Rodgers overthrows Cook on deep throw on 3rd and 2……please just move the chains!
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix lays the wood on Perkins on a flare pass, great intensity on that hit.
Capers brings heavy blitz on third down, but to no avail. Manning hits Shepard deep.
Whew! Gunter torched by OBJ but he drops the ball in the endzone.
Packers hold Giants to 3, but they are leaving Giants receivers open early and often. Also, no pressure at all yet on Manning. 3-0.
Rodgers has all day to throw again with protection from o-line in strike to Jordy Nelson.
Rodgers sacked for 11-yard loss, he held on ball too long and cost the Packers a field goal opportunity. Can’t give away points in the playoffs!
Why are the Giants running at all? I would throw every down if I was facing this secondary with this receiving core.
Stop trying to throw deep downfield, and get rid of the football quicker. It is like the Packers reverted to the offense that was 4-6.
Jordy takes a nasty shot to the ribs on a throw lobbed by Rodgers. It seems like a line drive throw would have resulted in a completion and saved Nelson from injury.
Packers have yet to convert a third down conversion, we are in the second quarter.
Joe Thomas bats down a third down attempt from Manning, Packers hold strong again on defense….6-0.
Why not put Rip in for the series and get him a carry or two? It was effective last week, why not try it again?
Huge mistake by Rodgers, knock them out of field goal range again with an intentional grounding call. Rodgers has cost them the potential for 6 points thus far.
Peppers gets sack on Manning to kill a drive, strip that ball!
Rodgers with his best throw up to this point, completes a laser to Adams who runs right past Eli Apple.
TD! Rodgers hits Adams after his protection gives him all day again for a strike to Cobb! 7-6 Packers.
Julius Peppers seems very active in today’s game, stuffs Perkins for a run. McCarthy calling the dreaded timeout before half, seems like it has burned them multiple times this season.
I stand corrected. Packers with big stop on third down rush to get ball back to offense before halftime.
Hail Yes! Rodgers does it again, this time to Randall Cobb! Packers hitting the hail mary right before halftime, just as the Giants did to them in 2011 playoffs. 14-6.
Packers outplayed thoroughly for 26 minutes, yet they are leading by 8. Wow!
Christine Michael showing great energy and explosiveness through the hole on a few initial carries in the second half. Ride the hot hand!
Waste of timeout early in second half for Packers offense, feels like a punch to the gut every time they do that.
Packers stuffed on 3rd and 1 with Rip’s first carry, appear to be going for it on 4th and inches from their own 42? Not sure I would do that in this situation…….
Wow, rough call by McCarthy. A stretch run on 4th and inches results in big loss, puts defense in a difficult spot.
Randall barely in picture on touchdown to Tavarres King……..Who the heck is Tavarres King? Randall looking for safety help or just beaten badly? 14-13.
Jared Cook showing great effort on his reception, runs through a defender to get the first down. He’s been a factor thus far.
Quick slant to Adams and then a slant to Cobb, quick score for Packers answering the Giants TD. Where have these slants been all day? 21-13.
Huge mistake by Giants Rainey, catches kickoff and accidentally steps out at 3 yard-line instead of letting it go out.
Jake Ryan is playing excellent coverage in this game, showing up multiple times. This time he was all over Will Tye.
Micah Hyde making a different in punt return game, takes ball back to Giants 37-yard line.
Some contact on Rodgers throw to Cobb in the end zone, seems like good no-call. Packers settle for 3, 24-13 advantage.
Jake Ryan is covering OBJ now? Well with help from Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, he shuts him down.
Montgomery takes horrible shot where his body is bent back and knee caught underneath him, hopefully not serious.
Another key third down reception to Adams, wow Cobb and Adams have stepped up today since Jordy’s injury.
Randall Cobb Again! He beat Eli Apple across the middle….excellent protection from the boys up front again. 31-13.
The ball is alive! I was screaming at Joe Thomas to pick it up. As a defender, you always pick the ball up. Clay Matthews with the strip and recovery after erasing the Giants player, there is your wildcard dagger!
Excellent play-action pass out of the inverted wishbone to hit Adams on third and short.
Rodgers misses Ripkowski for touchdown. He completed the pass, but an outside throw would have put Rip into the end zone for his fifth touchdown pass.
Rip Rip Hooray! Ripkowski seals the deal with final pile drive touchdown and monster spike. 38-13.
Damarious Randall with the interception, wish he would have just sat down with 20 or so seconds left. Instead he tries to run it back and trips over his own feet.
That's a winner! 38-13.
On to Dallas….3 more for running the playoff table!
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