NFC Divisional Playoffs: Giants (#4) at Packers (#1) Game Thread

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New York Giants (#4) at Green Bay Packers (#1)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 | 4:15 PM ET | TV: FOX

Giants Coverage: Big Blue View

Packers Coverage: Acme Packing Company

Some games represent a lose-lose situation for fans. Today's NFC Divisional playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants is one of those games for Patriots fans.

You won't find a Patriots fan that's a fan of the New York Giants, and it would be tough to even imagine rooting for them in a playoff game. But at the same time, while I respect what the Packers have done this year, getting Aaron Rodgers and the 15-1 Packers out of the playoffs could only be a good thing for a potential Super Bowl match-up for the Patriots.

Ultimately, I think the Packers are going to come out with a lot of emotional. Not only due to the unfortunate Michael Philbin situation, but also due to the fact that they've been completely disrespected. The Packers won 15 games and Aaron Rodgers is likely going to be the NFL MVP, yet it seems that every other analyst is picking the nine win Giants to upset them. The Giants aren't a bad team, they're just inconsistent. I think they play the Packers close, but I think Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense outpaces and slows down the Giants pass rush, leading to a two score victory. Greg's Prediction: Packers 34 Giants 24

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