(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — The New York Giants came into Green Bay as a confident bunch and will be headed to San Francisco after their 37-20 beating of last year’s Super Bowl champion.
Eli Manning threw for 330 yards and three touchdown passes on Sunday. He’s hoping the same result comes from this game as it did four years ago after the Giants beat the Packers in the NFC Championship game.
“We’re always confident going into a game. It doesn’t matter what happened in the regular season,” said Manning. “We’ve been through games where we’ve lost to teams and faced them in the playoffs again and come out and played well. Our team is playing well; our guys understand the way to win football games.”
The Giants went up by 10 at halftime due to a 37-yard hail Mary play that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks snatched up from the sky to give New York a 20-10 lead.
“I knew Eli could put it in the end zone from where he was at,” said Nicks. “It was just a matter of me going up to get it.”
With the win, they’ll play Sunday against the 49ers, the only team left in their quest for another shot at a Super Bowl.
“I think we’re a dangerous team,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said of his ‘road warriors’. “I like where we are and how we’re playing.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN