Found November 21, 2012 on
New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
Unfortunately for Giants head coach Tom Coughlin the temperature for Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and his New York Giants is going to stay above freezing. The winds will be blowing at 14 mph tops. Back in the 2007 NFC Championship game, Coughlin used extremely cold temps as a medicine to transform himself into an intimidating Skeletor-like figure. His face was so scary, so gross, that not even future hall of famer Brett Favre could escape his wrath. The Giants upset the Packers and went on to eventually win the Super Bowl.
Coughlin said the team is preparing for this week’s game as if Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will play, adding that every player and coach fully expectes him to be “in” on Sunday. He also noted that with or without Matthews, the Packers’ defense is far from conservative, noting that they “play all packages and play them well.”
In anticipation of Sunday’s matchup, Coughlin is searching for any magical formulas he can find. His idea? Use Clay Matthews comments from last summer as “bulletin board material.” Mattews previously said the Giants didn’t beat the Packers in the playoffs, but rather, the Packers beat themselves.
Isn’t that pretty much true? According to the New York Daily News, Giants guard Chris Snee said: “Maybe we got lucky.” He expects an “angry” team looking for revenge after the Giants knocked out the Super Bowl favorite in last season’s NFL playoffs.
With a defense that is struggling and a quarterback named Eli Manning putting in his campaign to no longer be elite, the Giants had a players only meeting earlier in the week. The Giants are on the ropes with the Dallas Cowboys at their back door and a very challenging remaing schedule.
The Packers official injury report will be released later today. It might be a stretch, but there is certainly the possibility of seeing Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson, Greg Jennings, and Sam Shields playing this week.
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