When the NFL schedule was announced, the Packers’ visit to the Meadowlands to face the Giants on Sunday night in Week 12 looked like one of the biggest matchups of the season.
Nothing’s changed after nine weeks of football. The NFL announced Wednesday that the game will remain on NBC on the evening of Nov. 25 and that there will be no flex scheduling changes to the schedule for that week, which includes three games on Thanksgiving.
The Packers and Giants played a regular season thriller in New Jersey last season that ended with a Mason Crosby field goal to keep the Packers undefeated after 12 games. The Giants would get their revenge on the Packers at Lambeau Field in the playoffs. Given the performance of the two teams to this point in the season, there’s a good chance that the Week 12 game will help set the playoff picture in the NFC.
There aren’t any other games on the schedule that promise the same level of significance, although there are several divisional battles on the slate in Week 12.