The First Look: Giants vs. Packers

Posted Nov 21, 2012's Dan Salomone takes an early look at the Green Bay Packers

Opponent: Green Bay Packers

Record: 7-3 (3-2 Away)

Streak:  Won 5

Common opponents: San Francisco (L, 30-22)

Last time out: The Giants defeated the Packers, 37-20, in a 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lambeau Field.

PTS/G: 26.3 (9th in NFL)

Opp. PTS/G: 20.7 (10th)

Passing: 246.3 (11th)

Opp. Passing: 244.4 (21st)

Rushing: 99.2 (24th)

Opp. Rushing: 99.5 (11th)

Giants-Packers Connections: Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin coached the wide receivers for the Packers for two seasons (1986-87); Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn spent four seasons coaching the Packers defensive tackles (2005-08); LB Keith Rivers is a cousin of Packers DE C.J. Wilson.

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy, 75-39 Overall (7th year)

Back in Green Bay: “I’m not real concerned about the loss to the Giants last year,” McCarthy said Monday when asked how he’ll address the team about being eliminated from the postseason by the Giants last year. “I just watched it and it’s going to be part of our cutups. We have history with the Giants, recent history, which regardless what happened in the past it’s still part of your preparation -- so our game last year in the regular season, our playoff game, the games that they played this year. If it’s painful to the individual, that’s just something we’ll have to deal with, but it is part of our preparation process. We’re focused on getting 8-3. I understand there will be questions about it, but we can’t change it now.”

*Stay tuned to for a full scouting report from Michael Eisen later in the week.

Game Rewind: New York Giants