Giants Send Green Bay Packing with Playoff Win at Lambeau Field

By Tom Liddy on January 15, 2012 8:37pm 

Deon Grant #34 of the New York Giants breaks up a pass intended for Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Deon Grant #34 of the New York Giants breaks up a pass intended for Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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MANHATTAN — It was one giant win for New York.

The resurgent Giants, propelled by a series of late season and post-season wins, made Swiss Cheese out of the 15-1 Packers Sunday in the NFC Divisional Championship — sending Green Bay packing in a humbling loss for the seemingly unstoppable team.

It was a spectacular day for Big Blue at Lambeau Field in frigid Green Bay with the defense shutting down quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a 37-20 win.

The Giants' offense was full of theatrics in the air and on the ground including a Hail Mary touchdown pass from Giants QB Eli Manning to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

The Giants, who suffered a series of losses in the second half of the season before turning the tide, put the first points on the board with a Lawrence Tynes field goal off a long drive down the field.

The defending Super Bowl champs answered with a field goal shortly afterward, but the Giants made it 10-3 off a Nicks grab from Eli Manning.

Green Bay came back with a score in the second quarter, followed by another Giants touchdown, Nicks' second on the day.

The Giants scoring streak cooled off after the half, but rebounded with another field goal and a touchdown catch by Mario Mannningham.

The Pack came back with another score with just minutes to go, but the Giants drove down the field with struggling running back Brandon Jacobs bounding in to seal the game.

The Giants meet the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday in California, the last game before the Super Bowl.

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