Michael Boley (59) of the New York Giants reacts after a sack in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
For the second time in four years the New York Giants have gone into Lambeau Field as a heavy underdog in a playoff game and emerged with a victory. The Giants Sunday defeated the heavily-favored defending Super Bowl champion Packers, 37-20. They will meet the San Francisco 49ers Sunday at Candlestick Park in the NFC Championship Game (6:30 p.m. ET/FOX).
In 2008 the Giants needed overtime to get past the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, 23-20. This time the Giants got most of their heroics early and never trailed, taking advantage of four Green Bay turnovers and eight Packers dropped passes to advance to oust the Packers.
Eli Manning completed 21-of-33 passes for 330 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for the Giants. Hakeem Nicks caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdows, a 66-yard catch-and-run and a 37-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half.
The Giants, now 11-7 overall, lost to the 49ers earlier this season. San Francisco advanced with a last-second 36-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.
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