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GREEN BAY (5-4) AT N.Y. GIANTS (3-6)
Sunday, Nov. 17 - MetLife Stadium - 3:25 p.m. CST
packers to face giants at metlife stadium in week 11
- Green Bay will head east in Week 11 after back-to-back home games to face the N.Y. Giants, the third straight season that the teams have squared off at MetLife Stadium.
- Sunday’s game was originally scheduled to be a prime-time matchup, but was shifted to a late-afternoon time slot through the league’s flexible scheduling.
- The Packers will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to 5-4 on the season with a loss to Philadelphia at Lambeau Field in Week 10. Green Bay is tied for second in the NFC North with Chicago (5-4), one game behind first-place Detroit (6-3).
- The last time the Packers played a team outside of their division on the road in three-plus consecutive seasons was when they visited the Philadelphia Eagles each season from 2004-06.
- This will be the fourth straight season that the Packers and Giants have faced off in the regular season, the first time that has happened in the series since 1980-83.
- It is also the fourth straight year that the Packers have played at MetLife Stadium, with games against the Giants in 2011 and 2012 and a Week 8 meeting with the N.Y. Jets in 2010, the stadium’s first season.
- This marks the fourth straight season (2010-13) that the Packers have had a record above .500 through nine games.
- Green Bay has won two straight road games entering Sunday’s contest, with victories at Baltimore in Week 6 and Minnesota in Week 8. Including playoffs, the Packers have won 16 of their last 24 road games (.667).
- Two of the most venerable franchises in professional football history, the Packers and Giants have combined for 21 championships. Green Bay ranks No. 1 among all franchises with 13 titles, while the Giants check in at No. 3 with eight championships behind Chicago (nine).
- The Packers and Giants have squared off in five NFL championship games, with Green Bay winning four of those contests. New York won the 1938 title at the Polo Grounds in New York, but the Packers defeated the Giants in the championship game in 1939, 1944, 1961 and 1962.
- Green Bay holds a 31-25-2 edge in the all-time series, which includes a 4-3 postseason record. The teams first met in 1928 in New York.
- This will be the second straight week that the Packers have faced an NFC East team, with Green Bay hosting Philadelphia this past Sunday. The Packers played Washington at Lambeau Field in Week 2 and will travel to Dallas in Week 15.
- The Packers enter Sunday’s contest with a 33-10 record in their last 43 regular-season games, a .767 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (34-9, .791).
WITH THE CALL
- FOX Sports, now in its 20th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
- Play-by-play man Kenny Albert and color analyst Daryl Johnston will have the call from the broadcast booth with Tony Siragusa reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 50-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo is in its 15th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 42 markets in six states.
- Compass Media Networks will air the game across the country. Chris Carrino (play-by-play) and Brian Baldinger (analyst) will call the action and Jon Rothstein hosts pregame, halftime and postgame shows.
- The broadcast is also available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
- DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game in HD on Channel 713.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Giants:
- All-time regular season: 27-22-2
- All-time, postseason: 4-3
- All-time, at New York: 17-16-2
- Streaks: The Packers have won seven of the last 11 meetings.
- Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 25, 2012, at MetLife Stadium; Giants won, 38-10
- Mike McCarthy: 85-46, .649, (incl. 6-4 postseason); 8th NFL season
- Tom Coughlin: 166-134, .553 (incl. 12-7 postseason); 18th NFL season (10th with Giants)
- Head to Head: 3-3
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-3 vs. Giants; Coughlin 4-5 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his eighth 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.
- Has led the Packers to playoff appearances in five of his seven seasons at the helm, and the team’s five postseason berths over the past six seasons are the most by an NFC team.
- Led Green Bay to 47 regular-season victories from 2009-12, the second most in the NFL over that span and the second most in franchise history over a four-year period.
- His .649 winning percentage (including playoffs) ranks No. 4 among active NFL coaches (min. 50 games).
- Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first head-coaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant.
- Became the first Packers coach since Lombardi to lead the team to a championship game in his second season (2007).
TOM COUGHLIN…Is in his 10th year as the Giants’ 16th head coach.
- In his first 17 years as an NFL head coach, won four division titles and led his team to the playoffs nine times, with two Super Bowl titles (2007 and 2011).
- Has led two different franchises to four consecutive postseason berths (Giants, 2005-08; Jacksonville Jaguars, 1996-99), one of only three coaches in league history to accomplish the feat.
- Was the original head coach of the expansion Jaguars for their first eight seasons (1995-2002).
- Also was a head coach in the collegiate ranks with Boston College (1991-93).
THE PACKERS-GIANTS SERIES
- Two of the most venerable franchises in professional football history, the teams have combined for 21 championships. Green Bay (13 titles) ranks No. 1 among all NFL franchises, while the Giants (eight) rank third behind the Packers and the Bears (nine).
- Their first five postseason meetings, prior to the 2007 NFC Championship, were all NFL title games (1938, ’39, ’44, ’61, ’62), with the Packers going 4-1 in those games. Brooklyn-born Vince Lombardi, formerly an offensive assistant with the Giants before accepting the head coach and GM position in Green Bay in 1959, led the Packers over the Giants in the 1961 and ’62 NFL championships.
- With both teams finishing 8-8 in 2006, it took four tiebreakers and percentage points to give the Giants – and not the Packers – the NFC’s second Wild Card berth that year.
Packers DT B.J. Raji was born in New York City and attended Westwood Regional High in Washington Township, N.J. ...Packers RB James Starks is a Niagara Falls, N.Y. native and attended the University at Buffalo...Packers TE Andrew Quarless was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended Uniondale (N.Y.) High...Packers DE Mike Daniels was born in Blackwood, N.J., and attended Highland Regional High there...Packers S Jerron McMillian was born in Newark N.J., and attended Hillside (N.J.) High...Packers DE/LB Mike Neal’s father, Michael, went to training camp with the Giants in 1988...Packers special teams assistant Chad Morton played two seasons for the Giants (2005-06)...Giants DT Cullen Jenkins entered the league as a non-drafted free agent with the Packers in 2003 and played in 93 games for the team from 2004-10...Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was wide receivers coach in Green Bay for two seasons (1986-87) under Forrest Gregg...Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers was Coughlin’s defensive coordinator for the Jaguars for two seasons (1999-2000); Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was on Capers’ defensive staff as DB coach and was on the staff in Buffalo with Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt...Van Pelt played for the Bills when Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride held the same position there from 2002-03...Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn coached defensive tackles in Green Bay for four seasons (2005-08)...Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann and running backs coach Jerald Ingram were college teammates of Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac at Michigan...Trgovac and Ingram also coached together at Michigan and Ball State...Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot and Giants asst. strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul were teammates with the Chicago Bears...Giants strength and conditioning coach Jerry Palmieri was on the Saints’ staff in 2003 with Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and asst. head coach/inside LBs Winston Moss...Packers CB Tramon Williams and Giants RB Brandon Jacobs were teammates at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, La. ...Packers DE C.J. Wilson and Giants LB Keith Rivers are cousins...Former college teammates include Packers LB Clay Matthews and Rivers, Giants CB Terrell Thomas and LB Allen Bradford (Southern California), Bradford and Packers LB Nick Perry (Southern California), Raji and Giants LB Mark Herzlich and LB Mathias Kiwanuka (Boston College), Wilson and Giants DT Linval Joseph (East Carolina), Packers LS Brett Goode and Giants RB Peyton Hillis (Arkansas), Packers WR Jarrett Boykin and Giants CB Jayron Hosley (Virginia Tech), Packers T/G Don Barclay and Giants S Ryan Mundy (West Virginia), Daniels and Giants TE Brandon Myers (Iowa), Neal and Giants QB Curtis Painter (Purdue), Packers TE Ryan Taylor and Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina), and Packers P Tim Masthay and Giants FB John Conner (Kentucky)...Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry is a native of Hempstead, N.Y. ...Packers college scout Mike Owen was born in Brookhaven, N.Y. and played at Syracuse...Packers head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss is a native of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Nov. 25, 2012, at MetLife Stadium; Giants won, 38-10.
- The Packers’ five-game winning streak came to an end as Giants QB Eli Manning threw three TD passes to lead New York to the win in a Sunday night contest. Green Bay played without LB Clay Matthews, DB Charles Woodson and WR Greg Jennings.
- QB Aaron Rodgers found WR Jordy Nelson for a 61-yard TD pass in the first quarter, Green Bay’s lone TD on the evening.
- The Packers rushed for 116 yards on 26 carries (4.5 avg.), with RB James Starks leading the way with 35 yards on eight attempts (4.4 avg.).
- Manning’s TD passes went to WRs Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.
stat of the week
- In Green Bay’s loss to Philadelphia on Sunday, QB Scott Tolzien made his pro debut when he came on for an injured Seneca Wallace in the first quarter.
- Tolzien completed 24 of 39 passes (61.5 percent) for 280 yards and a TD with two INTs in his first NFL appearance.
- Tolzien set franchise records for completions and passing yards by a quarterback in his first game with the Packers.
- Tolzien’s passing-yardage total was the most by a Green Bay QB in his first game with 10-plus attempts since Brett Favre threw for 289 yards vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 20, 1992, after coming on in relief for an injured Don Majkowski.
- Tolzien’s 280 passing yards on Sunday were the most by a QB in his NFL debut since Redskins QB Robert Griffin III posted 320 yards and Colts QB Andrew Luck threw for 309 yards in Week 1 last season.
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