The Green Bay Packers will travel to New York on Sunday to fight it out with the Giants in what should be an intriguing contest between two teams moving in opposite directions at the moment. The game will be one of four late afternoon starts in Week 11 of the NFL 2013 regular season, and will commence at 4.25 p.m. ET. The action can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Giants are playing today in the second of a three game home stretch, which saw them host the Oakland Raiders last week, and will see them meet the Dallas Cowboys at the MetLife Stadium as well next week.
The Giants had a disastrous start to the season, going 0-6. In almost every other division that would have spelled the end of their season with no hope of making the playoffs, however, amazingly in the struggling NFC East they have managed to fight back with three straight wins to put them on 3-6, and an outside chance of still making the postseason.
New York are chasing the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles, who are both in 5-5 coming into Week 11.
Meanwhile, the Packers have a much better record of 5-4, but also find themselves in third position in their own division, like the Giants. However, the Packers still very much have a good chance of claiming the NFC North. The Detroit Lions are currently top on 6-3, and the Bears are tied with the Packers on 5-4.
Last week the Giants defeated the Raiders 24-20 – their third win in a row. Their massive improvement has been largely due to their much tighter defense over the past three games, and they will be looking to keep things tight on that side of the ball tonight.
They must get to Aaron Rodgers to pressure him and limit his options. Rodgers has led a very strong Packers offense this season, and he is 168 of 251 for 2,218 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Rodgers has helped the Packers move to 5th rank on pass offense, and 6th rank on rush offense. In total yards gained they are ranked 3rd with 420 yards recorded on average per game. For total points per game they are ranked 5th, posting 27.2 points per game. The vastly improved Giants defense will have to be at the top of its game tonight if they are to shut down this Packers offense.
The Packers against the Giants will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through free live stream by clicking here.