GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The last time the Packers and New York Giants met, all the positive moments from Green Bay's nearly perfect 15-1 regular season became relatively meaningless.
The 37-20 playoff beatdown Eli Manning helped deliver on a cold mid-January afternoon at Lambeau Field continued another improbable postseason run for New York that concluded with Peyton's little brother hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in five years. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, meanwhile, saw their hopes of repeating as Super Bowl champions disappear with a lackluster performance on their home field.
Ten months later, the rematch is set to take place at Metlife Stadium on Sunday night. It won't have the same win-or-the-season-is-over implications, but both teams need the victory.
At 6-4, the Giants are atop the weak NFC East, but a loss against Green Bay would put them just one game ahead of both the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. Winning that division is likely the only way a...