It’s almost here. The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs for the eighth straight season, and this weekend they will try to advance to the Divisional Round for the third year in a row. The Packers host a Wild Card team that has been their Kryptonite in past years - the New York Giants.
However, those Giants teams who beat the Packers in 2007 and 2011 are not the same as the team that exists today. More recent history exists between these two teams, specifically a meeting between them in Week 5 earlier this season at Lambeau Field.
Here’s our Game Primer, which has all the details you need to find out how and when to tune in for this weekend’s Wild Card game.
#5 New York Giants (11-5) vs. #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6)
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
3:40 PM Central Standard Time
Green Bay, Wisconsin
FOX - national broadcast
Commentators: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Local: Packers Radio Network, XM Channel 82
Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren
National: Westwood One Sports, XM Channel 88
Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Hub Arkush
Packers favored by 4.5 points
Over/under total: 44.5
All-Time Series History
Playoffs: Packers lead 4-3
Last meeting: Giants 37, @Packers 20 (2011 Divisional Round)
Regular Season: Packers lead 28-23-2
Last meeting: @Packers 23, Giants 16 (Week 5 2016)
High temperatures around 15 degrees Fahrenheit, winds 5-10 miles per hour