GREEN BAY (2-1) VS. NEW YORK GIANTS (2-2)
Sunday, Oct. 9 l Lambeau Field l 7:30 p.m. CDT
The Green Bay Packers will take on the New York Giants at home in a primetime matchup this Sunday.
- It is the third year in a row that Green Bay has played on Sunday Night Football in the week after the bye.
- The Packers have won seven of the last eight Sunday Night Football games played at home.
- Dating back to 2006, the Packers (28-9, .757) and Giants (30-10, .750) hold the second- and third-best winning percentages in the month of October, trailing only the New England Patriots (35-7, .833).
- Green Bay has won 10 consecutive home games during the month of October. The Packers’ last October loss at home came by three points in an overtime game against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 17, 2010.
- Since 2010, the Packers have played the Giants five times (including playoffs), tied for the second-most games against a non-division opponent behind only the San Francisco 49ers (six).
- This Sunday, Green Bay will play the second of four consecutive home games over a five-week span. It is the first time the Packers have played four consecutive home games during a single regular season since 1963 (Games 1-4).
- Starting Sunday, Green Bay will play three home games in a 12-day span.
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Green Bay’s win over Detroit marked the sixth consecutive game at Lambeau Field the Packers have won when it has led into the bye week (2007-08, 2010, 2012, 2015-16).
- The Packers improved to 7-4 (.636) under Head Coach Mike McCarthy in the game heading into the open date on their schedule. Green Bay has won the game after the bye four of the previous six times it won the game heading into the bye.
- It was the second time in four years that the Packers had a bye in Week 4 (2013). In 2013, Green Bay also played at home after the bye, beating Detroit, 22-9.
- Dating back to 2006, this was the eighth time, including the third in a row, that Green Bay had a .500 or better record at the bye week (2015, 6-0 / 2014, 5-3 / 2012, 6-3 / 2011, 7-0 / 2010, 6-3 / 2009, 2-2 / 2008, 4-3 / 2007, 5-1).
- The Packers are playing at home in the week after the bye for the fourth time in the McCarthy era. Green Bay has won each of the previous three. The last time the Packers played at home after the bye was in 2014, a 55-14 win over Chicago.
- Green Bay faces an NFC opponent for the sixth time after the bye since 2006, but it will be the first time they play a team outside the NFC North. The Packers have won each of the five previous matchups against NFC teams in the week after the bye.
- In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 15 of its last 20 (.750), including wins in six of the last seven. Overall, the Packers are 8-2 under McCarthy in games played the week after the bye.
- From 2009-14, Green Bay won its first game after the bye in each season, outscoring its opponents, 203-84, in those contests. That included a 26-0 win vs. Detroit in 2009, a 31-3 victory at Minnesota in 2010, a 22-9 win vs. Detroit in 2013 and a 55-14 win over Chicago in 2014.
- Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 61-34-1 overall record (.640) after the bye. Since 2009, Green Bay is 44-21-1 (.674) overall after the bye.
WITH THE CALL
NBC will broadcast the game to a national audience. Play-by-play man Al Michaels joins analyst Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 22nd season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 18th season of broadcasts together.
- Westwood One Sports will air the game on radio across the country. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) will call the action, with Scott Graham hosting the pregame and halftime shows.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Giants:
- All-time, Regular season: 27-23-2
- All-time, Postseason:4-3
- All-time, in Green Bay:8-7-0
- Streaks: The Giants have won the last two regular-season contests and the last three matchups overall.
- Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 17, 2013; Giants won, 27-13, MetLife Stadium
Mike McCarthy: 114-63-1, .643 (incl. 8-7 postseason); 11th NFL season
Ben McAdoo: 2-2-0, .500; 1st NFL season
Head to Head: Tied 0-0
vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-4 vs. Giants; McAdoo 0-0 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his 11th year as the Packers’ 14th head coach.
- Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
- Led the Packers to their seventh consecutive playoff appearance last season, joining New England as the only two NFL teams to do so over that span. Has also led the team to eight playoff appearances in the last nine years (2007, 2009-15).
- Guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring in eight straight seasons (2007-14), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat over that time; Packers finished first overall in scoring in 2014.
- His .653 winning percentage during the regular season (106-56-1) ranks No. 3 among active NFL head coaches (min. 50 games).
- Had 104 regular-season wins in his first 10 seasons as a head coach, ranking No. 3 in NFL history.
BEN McADOO…Is in his first year as the Giants’ 17th head coach.
- Coordinated the third-ranked offense in franchise history in 2015 (372.0 yards per game) and fifth-best unit in team annals in 2014 (367.2).
- Guided QB Eli Manning to career highs in TDs (35) and passer rating (93.6) in 2015.
- New York’s 66 passing TDs during his tenure as offensive coordinator the past two seasons ranks fourth in the NFL.
- Coached Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to a passer rating of 106.9 over two seasons (2012-13) as Green Bay’s quarterbacks coach, No. 2 in the NFL over that span.
- Is one of three current head coaches that was once an assistant for Green Bay.
THE PACKERS-GIANTS SERIES
- The winner of each playoff matchup between the Packers and Giants has won the NFL Championship or Super Bowl.
- After New York won the first matchup 6-0 in 1928, the Packers followed up by winning six of the next seven contests.
- Green Bay’s five-game winning streak from 1961-69 included two NFL Championship games and is the longest streak of the series.
- New York and Green Bay met in the NFL Championship five times (1938, `39, `44, `61 and `62) with Green Bay winning each except 1938.
- The Packers and Giants met in the postseason during the Super Bowl era in the NFC Championship during the 2007 postseason and the NFC Divisional round during the 2011 playoffs.
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo coached tight ends (2006-11) and quarterbacks (2012-13) for the Packers under Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy...McCarthy and McAdoo were colleagues in New Orleans (2004) and San Francisco (2005)...Giants offensive line coach Mike Solari was Green Bay’s assistant offensive line coach in 2015...Green Bay DT Mike Daniels is from Blackwood, N.J. ...Packers P Jacob Schum (2010-11) and RB James Starks (2006-09) played the University at Buffalo and are from Hamburg, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, N.Y., respectively...Packers QB Joe Callahan is from Absecon, N.J. ...New York secondary/cornerbacks coach Tim Walton was a defensive intern for the Packers in the summer of 2001...Giants T Marshall Newhouse was a fifth-round pick by Green Bay in 2010 and played for the Packers through 2013...Giants LB Jonathan Casillas played at Wisconsin from 2005-08...Packers tight ends coach Brian Angelichio grew up in Ilion N.Y., and later coached at SUNY-Brockport (1995) and Ithaca college (1996-2005)...Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was a player personnel intern with Washington in 1983 when Packers President & CEO Mark Murphy led the league with nine INTs as an All-Pro safety for the Redskins...Green Bay executive vice president, general manager & director of football operations Ted Thompson signed Giants K Josh Brown as an undrafted free agent in 2003 as Seattle’s vice president of football operations...Packers TE Jared Cook played in St. Louis with Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (2013-15) and was coached by Giants quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti Jr. in 2015...New York assistant special teams coach Dwayne Stukes coached Packers LB Julius Peppers in Chicago in 2013...Cignetti Jr. coached in New Orleans from 2000-01 with Packers associate head coach/linebackers Winston Moss, special teams coordinator Ron Zook and McCarthy...Cignetti Jr. also coached with Zook in Kansas City in 1999 and with Green Bay running backs coach Ben Sirmans in St. Louis from 2012-15...In Kansas City, Solari coached with Green Bay associate head coach/offense Tom Clements (2000), McCarthy (1997-98) and Zook (1999)...Packers quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt was colleagues with Stukes in Tampa Bay while he coached QB Josh Johnson from 2010-11...Sirmans and Walton coached in St. Louis in 2013...Packers secondary-safeties coach Darren Perry worked with New York wide receivers coach Adam Henry in Oakland from 2007-08...Angelichio spent two seasons (2012-13) in Tampa Bay with Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan...Packers RB Eddie Lacy and Giants S Landon Collins were teammates at Geismar (La.) High from 2008-09 and at Alabama in 2012...Walton was the position coach for Packers CB Sam Shields from 2006-07 at Miami...Shields played at Miami with Giants DE Olivier Vernon in 2009...Green Bay assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley coached at Pittsburgh with McAdoo in 2003...Packers wide receivers coach Luke Getsy (2010), Angelichio (2009-10) and McCarthy (1989) coached at Pittsburgh with Cignetti Jr. ...Cignetti Jr. and Angelichio spent one year (2011) at Rutgers...Zook and Solari spent two seasons (1981-82) at Cincinnati and one (1983) at Kansas...Packers DT Kenny Clark (2014), QB Brett Hundley (2012, `14) and DE/LB Datone Jones (2011-12) played at UCLA with New York DE Owa Odighizuwa...Clark (2013-15) and Hundley (2013-14) were teammates with Giants RB Paul Perkins at UCLA...New York WR Sterling Shepard played three seasons (2012-14) at Oklahoma with Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski...Packers LB Nick Perry and Giants LB Devon Kennard played at Southern California from 2009-11...Green Bay CB LaDarius Gunter played at Miami with Giants T Ereck Flowers.
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LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
Nov. 17, 2013, MetLife Stadium, Giants won, 27-13
- QB Aaron Rodgers sat out his second of seven games due to a broken collarbone.
- New York led wire-to-wire after starting the scoring with a 26-yard TD pass from QB Eli Manning to WR Rueben Randle in the first quarter.
- QB Scott Tolzien passed for 339 yards, completing 24 of his 34 attempts (70.6 percent) with three INTs.
- The second of Tolzien’s three second-half INTs provided insurance for New York as DE Jason Pierre-Paul returned the pick 24 yards for a TD.