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Past two Super Bowl winners to meet Sunday night

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is surging, while Giants' Eli Manning hasn't thrown for a touchdown in three games.

November 24, 2012|By Lance Pugmire
  • Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 24 touchdowns this season and the Packers have won six of their last seven.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 24 touchdowns this season… (Carlos Osorio / Associated…)

Story line:  The last two Super Bowl winners meet for the fourth time in three seasons. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers is surging (24 touchdowns) and the Packers have won six of their last seven games. New York’s Eli Manning hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in three games. It might be best for Giants to lean on running back Ahmad Bradshaw. They’re 6-0 when he rushes for 100 yards.

Packers said: “It gives our offense a ton of confidence, knowing that we don’t have to press thinking that we got to score just about every possession in order to win the game. They keep playing like this, we’re going to be tough to beat.” — Rodgers, on 11th-ranked run defense

Giants said: “We’ve had success against him, slowed him down in his progressions because of some different looks. As far as being rattled? No, I haven’t seen that yet.” — Justin Tuck, defensive end, on Rodgers

Bottom line:  Packers' Tramon Williams has league-best 15 interceptions since 2010. Giants’ warning signs: They’ve settled for 28 Lawrence Tynes field goals and rank 25th vs. pass.

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