The Packers are ready to go

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The Packers are a whole lot healthier than they were a year ago at this time.

Every Packers player was accounted for and fully practicing at Wednesday’s practice as the team prepared for the Divisional Round against the Giants.

That includes running back James Starks, tackle Chad Clifton, wide receiver Greg Jennings, and, well, everyone else. Starks was the only Packer whose status was truly up in the air this week.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was not present following the death of his son. Mike McCarthy appears to be running the offense.

The Giants lost a number of players for the year, but they are also as healthy as they have been all year. We may just have an entertaining football game on Sunday afternoon.

39 responses to “The Packers are ready to go

  1. Tired of hearing what the Giants did to Packers in 2007. Well, this is 2012 and we don’t have Favre. Hope Pack makes them eat their “guarantee”! Go Pack!!!

  2. On the other side of the ball, Tuck is healthy, and Uminerya , not activated last time these teams played, is in fact playing.

    This will be an absolute test for the packers, as Eli hasn’t thrown an INT for a long time as well.

    I just have a funny feeling that the Giants are very ready for this one!!

    If the Giants run the ball as well, they can match the packers with Eli, Cruz, Nicks, Manningham and company.

  3. Go Packers! i think i speak 4 the entire Packer nation when I say that we love you Joe and our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Hopefully they will observe a moment of silence for the Philbins’s before the game.

    On a less serious note…It’s payback time for Giants who are the new Jets. Talk, Talk, Talk……

  5. “Every”? You mean except Nick Collins, Andrew Quarless, Alex Green, Derrek Sherrod… at least explain your use of the word “every”.

  6. If this kid wasn’t the son of a coach, no one would care. He’d just be another ex-con who died.

    I feel for the parents of this kid, but let’s be honest with ourselves.

  7. The OT interception in the snow in the 2007 Championship game is the last unerased saddness. I think the fans, players, and coaches are going to be entering Lambeau on Sunday with a profound resolve to erase that last sadness.
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  8. Actually, the game would have been entertaining if the Packers were still banged up. At full strength, they should crush a team that barely made the playoffs.

  9. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played in over two weeks. I’m interested to see how that affects his play. Gotta sneaky feeling the Giants will win.

  10. Giants started the season at 5-1 and then in the space of five weeks had to play 4 of the 5 division winners:

    @New England
    @Niners
    Eagles
    @Saints
    Packers

    They beat the Patriots and came close against Niners and Packers.

    The only one of these teams the Packers had to play was the Saints, and they got them at home, where the Saints average 100 yards rushing per game instead of in the SuperDome where they are undefeated and average 160 yards rushing per game.

    We’ll see how the Pack does when they have to play a healthy group of hardened veterans, instead of Detroit.

  11. If it weren’t for tebowmania, this game would be the most interesting matchup to see. Defending superbowl champs with an elite QB going up against one of the best pass rushing team with a QB who claims to be elite. Can’t wait

  12. duece5 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 2:11 PM
    On the other side of the ball, Tuck is healthy, and Uminerya , not activated last time these teams played, is in fact playing.
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    You obviously don’t remeber hearing about either of the starting Packers MLBs not being avaiable that game or how they were missing thier Pro-Bowl guard.

    The Giants weren’t the only team missing players that day.

  13. bkeating51 says: Jan 11, 2012 4:18 PM

    Giants started the season at 5-1 and then in the space of five weeks had to play 4 of the 5 division winners:

    @New England
    @Niners
    Eagles
    @Saints
    Packers

    They beat the Patriots and came close against Niners and Packers.

    The only one of these teams the Packers had to play was the Saints, and they got them at home, where the Saints average 100 yards rushing per game instead of in the SuperDome where they are undefeated and average 160 yards rushing per game.

    We’ll see how the Pack does when they have to play a healthy group of hardened veterans, instead of Detroit.

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    You win the games you’re given. Packers won 15 of 16. Anyway, that’s history. This week the Packers charge is to beat the Giants. Should be a good game and no one is taking your G-Men lightly, trust me. The Packers take seriously every opponent, that’s why they’re winners.

  14. doncherry81 says:Jan 11, 2012 3:51 PM

    Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played in over two weeks. I’m interested to see how that affects his play. Gotta sneaky feeling the Giants will win.
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    Your Giants team didn’t play for 7 weeks either, by the look of their record, and you’re barking up the wrong tree if you want to blame injuries.

    Rodgers hardly played at all for 3 weeks leading up to the season opener against New Orleans and then scorched a high scoring hot team in the Saints in week one. Manning came out against a pathetic Redskins team to open the season and lost to Rex Grossman. Trying to equate Manning to Rodgers is like comparing your wife to a super model.

    You guys can play JPP and Antrel Rolle dress up games all you want, and maybe your team pulls it out in the end….I just don’t see it. Unlike your fans who run and hide until next year or clamor here all month until the Super Bowl yapping how you got jobbed by the refs, we can take it and will.

    Trying to justify this Giants team as the best in football when they squeaked into the playoffs, played a cream puff schedule, and played their last 3 games against opposing QB’s who stayed in bed on game day is utterly comical.

    Seems uncanny that every year we get the same yapping out of the East coast from Philly, Pittsburgh, and both New York teams….and look where those teams are this weekend…? Same place yours will be on Monday morning.

    Like the guy bragging about your Giants said a few posts ago….”Eli hasn’t thrown an INT in weeks.”
    Karma….and it will raise its ugly head come Sunday. Knicks are tickets on sale, you know.

  15. What good is having a fierce pass rush like the Giants when Rodgers will revive the always reliable quick slant they used to used to burn fierce defenses,you will see slants,rollouts left and right, four step drops,screen passes,qb scrambles and play action bombs,tell me again how many sacks the mighty Giants defense is going to apply to a qb they cant get their hands on,dedicating this game to OC Joe Philbin and his recently departed son will definately give them a little more incentive to kick ass as if they really needed it.

  16. It should be “balmy” with temps around 20. I like it when McCarthy said the Pack will be hunting….not the hunted.

    It all boils down to the Packers O-line slowing down the Giants defensive line. If they can do that, this game is over.

  17. Packers fans: please understand something before you call us the Jets. We are in the New York market, which means our reporters are twice the level of d-bag that your players deal with, and twice the amount of reporters.

    The Giants probably have to answer twice the amount of loaded questions that the Packers do, daily.

    Calm down with calling us the talking Jets. We’ve won as many Superbowls as you have in the last 10 years.

  18. Bad, bad time to be a NY Giant playing in Lambeau Field against the 15-1 defending Super Bowl Champion Packers,the biggest city in America vs the smallest in the NFL,all the NY media has made the Giants appear to be the favorite,what will they write when the Giants lose by at least two touchdowns Sunday and who will they blame.

  19. The Packers are 6-0 against playoff teams in the regular season… Saints, Giants, Falcons, Broncos, Lions (Twice).

    The Giants are 2-3 Beat Patriots and Falcons lost to Packers, Saints and 49ers.

    Both the Patriots and Falcons only had 1 win against playoff teams in the regular season… Denver and Detroit respectively.

    You be the judge.

  20. “duece5 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 2:11 PM
    This will be an absolute test for the packers, as Eli hasn’t thrown an INT for a long time as well.”

    2 whole weeks since he threw an INT, and that was the tail end of an 8-game stretch where he threw 11.

    “bkeating51 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 4:18 PM
    We’ll see how the Pack does when they have to play a healthy group of hardened veterans, instead of Detroit.”

    Detroit was still a playoff team, so don’t discount them like it boosts your argument. GB has the best record (6-0) against playoff teams. New Orleans is second best (6-1). The Giants are… a quite impressive 1-3.

    Cherry picking a month of the season means diddly squat toward your argument. You’re trying to find reasons why the Giants have some advantage over GB, a team that has been frightfully consistent this year. They don’t have an advantage. They CAN win, yes, but the stats don’t support it ANYWHERE.

  21. Little Earthquake says: Jan 11, 2012 4:41 PM

    You win the games you’re given. Packers won 15 of 16. Anyway, that’s history. This week the Packers charge is to beat the Giants. Should be a good game and no one is taking your G-Men lightly, trust me. The Packers take seriously every opponent, that’s why they’re winners.

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    No one is taking the G-Men lightly, except for about 95% of the Packer “faithful”. Just read the above posts if you don’t believe me. Boy, I don’t know why the Giants are wasting the airfare. This one is already over, ain’t it?

  22. The real task for the Giants is to not be embarrassed …… The facts are obvious …… One team has already lost 7 games this season & the other team has lost only one ……. One team outscored their opponents by 560-359 while the other was outscored 394-400 ……

    There are many reasons why GB only lost 1 game ……. These reasons will be very evident on Sunday ……

  23. The Packers played four games, a quarter of their season, against teams that finished with four wins or less. The Giants played only one team that finished with four wins or less: the Rams.

    Yeah, it’s a bad time for the Giants to have to go to Lambeau to play Green Bay. Just the same as four years ago.

  24. (Actually I respect the Packers and would rather see them successfull than the Cowboys or the Patriots or a bunch of other teams. But don’t expect an easy game on Sunday.)

  25. I’m sick of you New York Jabroni’s coming up with up all these lame reasons why you will win the game…obviously you have no real confidence in your team…

  26. When did Green Bay become the cradle of civilization? You Packer fans talk alot of smack about New York like you’ve got so much going on up there in cheesehead land. Seriously outside of the Packers wtf exactly do you have? Does anyone really know much about Green Bay? And I have never heard anything about your vibrant tourism or any reason whatsoever to go there. Face it, without the Pack, your Boise, Idaho. Fargo, Both Dakota. A forgotten city in a forgotten state.

  27. kingcarlbanks says:
    Jan 12, 2012 12:03 PM
    When did Green Bay become the cradle of civilization? You Packer fans talk alot of smack about New York like you’ve got so much going on up there in cheesehead land. Seriously outside of the Packers wtf exactly do you have? Does anyone really know much about Green Bay? And I have never heard anything about your vibrant tourism or any reason whatsoever to go there. Face it, without the Pack, your Boise, Idaho. Fargo, Both Dakota. A forgotten city in a forgotten state.
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    Gosh, I never tire of moronic comments like yours. Have you ever been to Wisconsin? If you had, you never would have posted such a smarmy comment.

    So what if Green Bay is the smallest city in the NFL. Does that mean our entire State lacks culture or class?

    Last I checked, my State was a global leader in Cancer research (UW Hospital-Madison) and also biotechnology, not to mention the natural beauty of a State unspoiled by conceited douche bags like yourself.

    Go ahead and insult my NFL team, but keep the idiotic generalizations about my State to yourself.

  28. The Giants have taken a thrash talk course from Rex Ryan and they will leave Lambeau field as Rex usually does after getting his butt kicked with their tails between their legs. The haters in the media are all on the Giants bandwagon and they will also eat their words. They say that the Giants did not have Umenyiora and that Tuck was playing hurt, etc. What they don’t tell you is that when the Packers and Giants played earlier this year that the Packers did not have Hawk, Bishop, Sitton or Clifton. On the Giants tying drive at the end of the game Charles Woodson was out and replaced by Jarrett Bush who the Giants picked on. Talk is cheap let’s get it on!!!

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