Giants Stun Packers 37-20 to Advance to NFC Title Game

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lays on the field during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New York Giants

Well the Giants are heading to San Fran, after pulling off a stunning upset of the 15-1 Packers. NFC Championship game here we come!

The Giants started off the scoring with a 31 Lawrence Tynes field goal. Green Bay came right back with a field goal of their own, to make it 3-3. Hakeem Nicks made yet another big play, this time on a 66 yard run and catch. An 8 yard touchdown reception by John Kuhn tied it at 10. Lawrence Tynes hit another field goal, and the Giants ended the half on a hail mary pass to Hakeem Nicks, who caught it for a 37 yard touchdown, to make it 20-10 at half.

The Packers opened the scoring in the 2nd half with another field goal, making it 20-13. The Giants got another field goal in, this time to make it 23-13. After Chase Blackburn picked up a fumble and ran it back to the 4, Eli Manning hit Mario Manningham for a touchdown to make it 30-13. Donald Driver scored late in the 4th to make it 30-20. Brandon Jacobs’ 13 yard touchdown sealed it late, to make it 37-20.

Without much of a run game, at least until late, the Giants offense still put up points. Eli was outstanding, Nicks continues to make big plays and Manningham showed up again. Even without a big game from Cruz (who played better this week), the Giants offense showed that it is elite.

The defense started off a bit slow, but certainly picked up the pace. Coverage was really good, pass rush improved, and it was just a really solid effort against a great offensive team. Rodgers just didn’t look completely comfortable.

That’s a pretty awesome performance by the Giants. Great on all sides. 4 turnovers by the Pack also help. But, the Giants are hot, and now they go into San Francisco. Can they continue this run? Let’s hope so, they are hot


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