WR Greg Jennings out; Packers-Giants inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 23, 2012 – 10:46 am

Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings will not play Sunday night vs. the New York Giants

The following players have been declared as inactive for tonight’s Packers-Giants game at MetLife Stadium.

Green Bay Packers
21 DB Charles Woodson
37 CB Sam Shields
52 LB Clay Matthews
56 LB Terrell Manning
81 TE Andrew Quarless
85 WR Greg Jennings
97 LB Vic So’oto

Starting lineup changes: On defense, #54 Dezman Moses will start in place of #52 Clay Matthews at right outside linebacker. #29 Casey Hayward will start at right cornerback in place of #37 Sam Shields.

New York Giants
57 LB Jacquian Williams
60 OL Selvish Capers
71 DE Adewale Ojomo
73 T James Brewer
81 TE Adrien Robinson
87 WR Domenik Hixon
96 DT Marvin Austin


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Listen to the New York Giants’ conference calls

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 21, 2012 – 6:21 pm

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin and DE Justin Tuck

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin and DE Justin Tuck were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. To listen to Coughlin and Tuck talk about Sunday night’s game in New Jersey, click on the links below.

New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck


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Where to watch Sunday’s Packers-Giants game

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 21, 2012 – 11:15 am

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and New York Giants QB Eli Manning

– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game at, try www.packerseverywhere.comPackers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun. We know that the only thing you like more than watching Packers games is watching them with your fellow fans.
– NBC Sports will broadcast the game to a national audience. Play-by-play man Al Michaels joins color commentator Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.
NBCSports.com will carry a live stream of the game online.
– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 53-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) calling the action. The duo enters its 14th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 44 markets in six states.
– Dial Global Sports radio will air the game across the country. Dave Sims (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) will call the action, with Hub Arkush reporting from the sidelines. Scott Graham hosts pregame and halftime shows.
– Univision Radio will broadcast the game in Spanish to a national audience, with Rafael Hernandez Brito (play-by-play) and Jim Rodriguez (color) calling the action.
– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 92, WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
– Listen to live radio broadcasts online in premium sound quality with NFL Audio Pass.
– For international fans: Watch NFL games, including the playoffs and Super Bowl, live or on-demand online in HD with NFL Game Pass. Note: National blackout in Canada.

The information above is contained within this week’s Dope Sheet. For even more information on Sunday’s game, check out the Dope Sheet.


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Reese says Giants got lucky

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 25, 2012 – 2:47 pm

INDIANAPOLIS–New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese introduced a unique philosophy for success: “We got lucky.”

When you’re the personnel boss of the reigning Super Bowl champions, you can spin it any way you want. There is no other way to describe the Giants’ acquisition of wide receiver Victor Cruz, an undrafted rookie in 2010 that became a star in 2011.

“If he wasn’t local, we wouldn’t have brought him in. We got lucky. That’s the beauty of scouting. It’s not a perfect science. We try to get more right than wrong. We had him rated as everybody else did, free agent,” Reese told reporters at the scouting combine.


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Giants end Packers’ season

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on January 15, 2012 – 6:57 pm

The Packers’ season is over.

A season that went more than three months before the Packers lost a game, lasted only one game into the postseason. Again, it was the New York Giants that were the spoilers, just as they were in the 2007 NFC title game. This time, the Giants scored a 37-20 win in a divisional-round playoff game at Lambeau Field.

Turnovers and dropped passes were the culprits for the Packers. The Packers lost four turnovers and it would’ve been one more had Referee Bill Leavy not upheld a no-fumble ruling in a controversial replay review in the first half.

Eli Manning, who quarterbacked the Giants to the NFC title-game win in what was the last time the Packers had hosted a postseason game, threw for 330 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 264 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks made one of the big plays of the game, bouncing off safety Charlie Peprah and finishing a 66-yard, catch-and-run touchdown in the first quarter that staked the Giants to a 10-3 lead. Nicks then delivered the big blow of the game on the final play of the first half, as he went high into the air to catch a 37-yard, Hail-Mary pass from Manning that sent the Giants to the locker room with a 20-10 lead.

The Packers got to within 20-13 in the third quarter, before the Giants sealed their spot in San Francisco for an NFC title game match with the 49ers, with a flurry of takeaways and big plays in the final quarter.

Packers.com will update this story following postgame interviews. Tune into packers.com for full coverage of Sunday’s game.


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Brad Jones, C.J. Wilson to start; Packers-Giants gameday inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 15, 2012 – 2:00 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s Packers-Giants NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field:

Green Bay Packers
6 QB Graham Harrell
31 CB Davon House
49 LB Robert Francois
72 T Herb Taylor
84 TE D.J. Williams
95 NT Howard Green
97 LB Vic So’oto

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.

New York Giants
13 WR Ramses Barden
33 RB Da’Rel Scott
58 LB Mark Herzlich
63 C Jim Cordle
69 DE Justin Trattou
73 DT Jimmy Kennedy
79 T James Brewer


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Philbin resumes coaching duties

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on January 15, 2012 – 11:03 am

Packers Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin will return to his coaching duties today, when the Packers host the New York Giants in an NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field. Philbin had been absent from the team’s preparation this week, following the death of his son, Michael.


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Lambeau Field grounds crew prepares for playoffs, paints field

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 10, 2012 – 5:57 pm

Green Bay Packers fields manager Allen Johnson and his staff are in the midst of a busy week of preparing Lambeau Field for Sunday’s 3:30 p.m. CT showdown between the Packers and New York Giants. The crew painted the Divisional Playoffs logo along both sidelines Tuesday afternoon.

Click here to see photos of the process.


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Packers to face Giants in NFC divisional round

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 8, 2012 – 2:58 pm

With their victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Giants earned a trip to Lambeau Field for the NFC divisional playoffs against the Packers at 3:30 p.m. CT next Sunday.

Seeded fourth in the NFC, the Giants (10-7) beat the Falcons 24-2 in a wild-card game on Sunday. The Packers (15-1) are seeded first in the NFC and had a first-round bye.

No. 2 seed San Francisco (13-3) will host No. 3 seed New Orleans (14-3) in the other NFC divisional game, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT Saturday. The winners of the two divisional games will meet in the NFC Championship on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the site of the highest remaining seed. The Packers, as the No. 1 seed, would host the conference title game should they get there.

Next Sunday’s Packers-Giants game will be the second meeting between the teams this season. Back on Dec. 4, the Packers won, 38-35, on a last-second field goal at MetLife Stadium.

The Packers and Giants last met in the playoffs following the 2007 season in the NFC title game. The Giants won that game, 23-20 in overtime at Lambeau Field, to advance to the Super Bowl.

The upcoming game will mark the seventh postseason meeting all-time between the Packers and Giants. The Packers are 4-2 in the previous six meetings, beating the Giants for the NFL Championship in 1939, ’44, ’61 and ’62. The Giants beat the Packers for the NFL title in 1938 and in the NFC Championship four years ago.


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Packers play at 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 15

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 1, 2012 – 10:34 pm

The Packers’ NFC Divisional playoff game has been slated for 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lambeau Field. The opponent will be either the Lions, the Falcons or the Giants.

The Packers have a first-round bye in the playoffs and then host the divisional round. As the No. 1 seed, the Packers will play the lowest remaining seed after Wild Card weekend.

The lowest seed, No. 6 Detroit, plays at No. 3 New Orleans in the Wild Card round, and the Lions would come to Green Bay if they beat the Saints. Should New Orleans win that game, the Packers would get the winner of the other NFC Wild Card game, which will pit No. 5 seed Atlanta at the No. 4 New York Giants, who beat the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East on Sunday night.


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