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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul hasn't been shy about expressing his confidence that the New York Giants can beat the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field.
And if they do, Pierre-Paul likely will be in the middle of it all.
While there is no proven formula for stopping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense, getting pass rush pressure without blitzing and dropping more players into coverage would be a good start. So a big day by Pierre-Paul and his fellow defensive linemen could go a long way toward helping the Giants knock off the Super Bowl champs.
Facing one of the best defensive lines in the game, Rodgers says he still needs to be patient and go through his progressions - to a point.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. In this week's media session with Aaron Rodgers, the Packers quarterback talked about getting ready for the Giants, starting a playoff game at home for the first time and much more.Five question-and-answer highlights:1. How has preparation been this week for the upcoming game against the Giants?
Rodgers: I think its been good. We came in here on Monday, got some...
AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGESHistory will be made Sunday when Eil Manning stars opposite Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 1/12/12
The Green Bay Packers (15-1) and New York Giants (9-7) meet this Sunday (Jan. 15) in the divisional round of this year’s NFL playoffs. Both teams are littered with talented players, but which of them will have the biggest impact on the game?
Here is a countdown of the top five players to keep an eye on:
No. 5: Packers’ Defense
I grouped the Packers’ defense as a whole...
New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers
In terms of offensive production, this is probably the marquee game of the weekend with the potent Giants visiting the even more potent Packers. This is a rematch of the December 4thgame in which the Packers won 38-35, which included a couple of controversial calls that went Green Bay’s way. The Giants have probably been chomping at the bit...
Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride believes the “conventional wisdom” that the Giants must run the ball effectively to keep Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ high-powered offense off the field as much as possible in Sunday’s divisional playoff game “honestly doesn’t hold much water.”
B.J. Raji went from the guest star in Aaron Rodgers “discount double check,” commercials to starring on the Giants bulletin board. The Packers’ Pro Bowl nose tackle wasn’t impressed with the Giants’ offensive line when he faced them on Dec. 4, and he had no problem telling that to reporters ...
B.J. Raji went from guest starring in Aaron Rodgers’ “discount double-check” commercials to starring on the Giants’ bulletin board. The Packers’ Pro Bowl nose tackle wasn’t impressed with the Giants’ offensive line when he faced it on Dec. 4, and he had no problem telling that to reporters in Wisconsin on Thursday. “Not saying they’re soft,” Raji said, “but...