NFL Preview: Giants Return to Lambeau for Clash with Packers
(GREEN BAY, Wis.) — It will be a trip down memory lane for the New York Giants on Sunday when they take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
In 2007, the Giants beat Green Bay in the NFC Championship game and went on to beat the then-undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
“There will be some reference to ’07,” said head coach Tom Coughlin. “To be honest with you I want to make sure we understand that this is the 2011-12 New York Giants and that this team is trying to do something historical for this team.”
The Packers will be without their offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, due to his 21-year-old son’s passing earlier this week.
“Everybody is feeling it but professionally I’ve been very pleased with what we’ve been able to accomplish,” said Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, in reference to playing without his offensive coordinator.
After the Giants beat the Falcons in the first round of the playoffs, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul guaranteed that New York would win this Sunday.
“We feel very confident about what we can do as a team,” said Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings about Paul’s guarantee. “We’re not so much concerned about them, we’re concerned about making sure we execute and control what we control.”
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