Hakeem Nicks (88) of the New York Giants runs with the ball after a catch on his way to scoring a 66-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2012 NFL Playoffs, Giants Vs. Packers: New York Stuns Green Bay, 37-20, Advances To NFC Title Game

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NFC Championship Game, Giants Vs. 49ers: Giants Two-Point Underdogs

The New York Giants will be the underdogs in the NFC Championship, which will hardly come as a surprise to New York Giants fans. By now Giants fans — and the Giants themselves — should be used to the underdog role.

After defeating the heavily-favored Green Bay Packers to reach the NFC Championship Game, the Giants have been established as two-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers in the early odds.


Related: SB Nation Calls For An Upset By The Giants


The 49ers won the NFC West and advanced to the title game with a thrilling 36-32 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. The Giants won the NFC East and have now earned four consecutive victories.

The teams met in San Francisco during the regular season and the 49ers came out with a 27-20 victory. Like Sunday’s title game that matchup was in San Francisco.

— See Big Blue View for more about the Giants. See Niners Nation and SB Nation Bay Area for complete coverage of the 49ers.

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Giants 37, Packers 20: Giants Post-Game Reactions

Here are some of the reactions from the New York Giants in their post-game press conference following Sunday's 37-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game.

Head coach Tom Coughlin:

"Very happy for our players, for our coaches, for our ownership. ... We were excited to come here and play, we knew what we were up against and I thought we did an outstanding job.

"We had the turnovers, the turnover margin (4-1 Giants) was huge. We talk about that always, but in the playoffs the turnover margin is usually the indicator of success."


Related: Giants Players Take To Twitter To Celebrate


Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on his Hail Mary reception:

"I got down there, I didn't really see who was around me. All I saw was the ball."

Eli Manning on the Hail Mary:

You practice the Hail Mary, everybody knew what to do. ... First one that's ever been caught. Great job by Hakeem. Just threw it up there."

Running back Brandon Jacobs:

"We have the mentality to want to win and make plays, and that's what Hakeem did on that play," Jacobs said. "That's what Hakeem did on that play. He made a difference. It kind of broke their backs. I saw 'em walking off the field. They had their heads down. I pretty much knew they were done.

"We played against a great football team and we won."

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Green Bay Packers Inactive List, Divisional Round: Brad Jones, C.J. Wilson Will Start Vs. Giants

The inactive list for the Green Bay Packers' 2012 divisional round NFL playoff game against the New York Giants is out, and the Packers enter the game pretty healthy as linebacker Brad Jones and right defensive end C.J. Wilson are both active and WILL PLAY.

Here's the full list of inactives for Green Bay, which hosts New York (4:30 p.m. on FOX):

QB Graham Harrell
CB Davon House
LB Robert Francois
T Herb Taylor
TE D.J. Williams
NT Howard Green
LB Vic So’oto


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According to the Packers' official blog, here's the starting lineup changes:

"On defense, #98 C.J. Wilson will start at right defensive end for #95 Howard Green. #59 Brad Jones will start at right outside linebacker for #93 Erik Walden."

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New York Giants Inactive List, Divisional Round: Ahmad Bradshaw, Osi Umenyiora Will Play Vs. Packers

The the list of inactives is out for the New York Giants' for the 2012 divisional round NFL playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, and the G-Men enter the game pretty healthy as running Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive end Osi Umenyiora will both play. Earlier in the week, Bradshaw had missed a few practices, while Umenyiora was limited. However, seems are both fine and good to go.

Other notable that were limited in practice but also WILL PLAY are: corner back Aaron Ross, running back D.J. Ware, corner back Corey Webster and safety Deon Grant

Here's the full list of inactives for the Giants, who face the Packers (4:30 p.m. on FOX).

WR Ramses Barden
RB Da'Rel Scott
LB Mark Herzlich (Ankle)...Did Not Practice
OL Jim Cordle
DE Justin Trattou
DT Jimmy Kennedy
OL James Brewer

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Giants Vs. Packers, 2012 NFL Playoffs Weather Forecast: Sunday At Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

The New York Giants are used to playing in terrible weather conditions when they travel to Wisconsin to play the Green Bay Packers (remember 2008?), and luckily for the G-Men and their traveling fans the weather forecast isn't looking too bad for Sunday's 2012 NFL playoff contest at Lambeau Field (4:30 p.m. ET on FOX).

Currently, the temperature in Green Bay is around 20 degree and should get up to a high of around 30 and a low of 25 Sunday.

Here's the Giants Vs. Packers weather forecast from WBAY's (Green Bay, WI) Meteorologist Rebecca Shuld:

Morning clouds should give way to some sunshine this afternoon along with breezy SW winds. Highs will be in the upper 20s but at times feel more like the teens with the wind. A scattered light wintry mix will develop tonight into early Monday which may make for a few slick spots on the roads. A more active weather pattern is setting up for the week with several chances for snow.

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2012 NFL Playoffs, Packers Vs. Giants: Can New York Pull The Upset?

The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday in an NFC Divisional Round game. We look at whether or not the fourth-seeded Giants have a chance at an upset.

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Giants Vs. Packers, 2012 NFL Playoffs: Teams Have Played Several Historic Games

The Giants and Packers will face off in the NFL playoffs for the seventh time in NFL history. We recap the playoff history between these two franchises.

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Giants Vs. Packers, 2012 NFL Playoffs: Game Schedule And More

In a week 13 re-match the four seed New York Giants will travel to Lambeau Field to face the number one seed Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round Playoffs. When these two teams met fives weeks ago the Packers – led by an Aaron Rodgers game-winning drive – defeated the Giants 38-35 on a last second field goal in MetLife Stadium. Since then the Giants have won three of four, including two must-win games over the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East, and a convincing 24-2 Playoff win against the Atlanta Falcons last week.

When: Sunday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. EST

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Watch: FOX

For the first time ever, you can stream the game live online.

Listen: Sirius, 92

Betting Line: Packers -7.5, Over/Under: 53 points

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Giants Vs. Packers, 2012 NFL Playoffs: Picks And Predictions From Around The Web

Here is a quick rundown of what some of the NFL analysts around the Inter-Google think will happen on Sunday when the New York Giants travel to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in an NFC Divisional Round playoff game.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King is taking the Packers, 24-23. SI's Damon Hack breaks down the Packers-Giants matchup, and also ends up picking the Packers to win.

NFL.com analyst Pat Kirwan is taking the Packers. In fact, seven of the eight NFL.com analysts asked for a prediction took Green Bay to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

Pro Football Talk's two analysts are both taking Green Bay.

For CBS Sports, Pete Prisco is picking Green Bay to advance. In fact, four of the five CBS analysts polled are going with the Packers.

Pat Traina of Inside Football, is going with the Giants.

-- SB Nation's Jared Smith will have his complete Divisional Round playoff predictions before play begins on Saturday. Be sure to check back for those.

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2012 NFL Playoffs, Packers Vs. Giants: Lawrence Tynes Talks 2008 Game-Winner

There are quite a few story lines heading into Saturday's 2012 NFL Playoffs contest between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, but the most intriguing is the postseason rematch factor, as in '08 the Giants defeated the Packers, 23-20, in overtime. The divisional-round win, which featured Giants' kicker Lawrence Tynes nailing a game-winning field goal in overtime, cemented the victory and helped propel New York to a Super Bowl title.

On Wednesday, Tynes talked about making that kick and what it meant for his career.

"I wouldn't be talking to you right now. I mean if you miss three kicks in the fourth quarter of a championship game, I mean I would assume that I probably wouldn't be here. I was on a one-year deal anyway. I have done a great job since then, I have had a nice career here, but obviously you do have to think what if I didn't make that kick."

For the complete Tynes interview check out the SB Nation blog Big Blue View.

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Aaron Ross Injury Update: Giants Cornerback Cleared For Practice

New York Giants starting cornerback Aaron Ross, who sustained an apparent concussion during Sunday’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC Wild-Card playoff game, has been cleared to return to practice.

Ross is one of six players on the pre-practice injury report released by the team. The full list is as follows:

Ahmad Bradshaw Foot
Mark Herzlich Ankle
Ross Concussion
Da’Rel Scott Knee
Osi Umenyiora Ankle/Knee
D.J. Ware Concussion

Ware also sustained his concussion during the game against Atlanta. The running back has now suffered two concussions this season and has not been cleared to return to practice.

Among the other players on the report, only Herzlich would seem to be in danger of not playing Sunday in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Herzlich, a linebacker, has not played since suffering a serious ankle injury in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints.

— See Big Blue View for more Giants discussion and analysis

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