GIANTS at PACKERS

Take: GIANTS +5

I really don’t care much about the history that tells us how dangerous the Giants have been in the wild card role, including wins at Green Bay in their Super Bowl years. Makes for good discussion fodder, but I’m really only interested in right now.

The Packers are on fire, and Aaron Rodgers is blazing hot. The Giants have a solid defense, but it’s sure to be tested on Sunday.

But I think there’s a legitimate chance the Giants can simply outscore the Packers here. Green Bay has some real issues in its secondary right now. Plus, it’s not like they have a great pass rush. Eli Manning can be harassed into mistakes but if he has time to throw, which I believe he will, this GB defensive backfield is a candidate to get torched.

That’s the biggest key to this game as far as I’m concerned. Manning is always a threat to throw the ball to someone wearing the wrong uniform, but I see him having a very good opportunity to have a pretty big day here. Rodgers will get the Packers to the end zone as well, but the Giants have the superior stop unit, and I generally like defensive dogs. That’s the case for the Giants, and I’m taking the points on Sunday.