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Packers-Giants Preview Capsule

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GREEN BAY (8-3) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-9)

Sunday, 12 p.m. CDT, Fox

OPENING LINE – Packers by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Packers 7-4, Giants 4-7

SERIES RECORD – Packers lead 33-26-2

LAST MEETING – Packers beat Giants 38-13, Jan. 8, 2017 (NFC wild-card game)

LAST WEEK – Packers lost to 49ers 37-8; Giants lost to Bears 19-14

AP PRO32 RANKING – Packers No. 7, Giants No. 31

PACKERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (21), RUSH (19), PASS (20).

PACKERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (28), RUSH (26), PASS (23).

GIANTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (21), PASS (22).

GIANTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (26).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Green Bay won last two against Giants, is tied for first in NFC North with Minnesota with five games left in regular season. …QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns in wild-card win in last meeting. … RB Aaron Jones has six rushing touchdowns in four games vs. NFC East, needs 19 yards from scrimmage for first 1,000-yard season. … Jamaal Williams tied career high with seven catches last week, ranks second among running backs with five TD catches. … WR Davante Adams had seven catches, including TD last week. He has 13 catches for 210 yards and two TDs in two games against Giants. … Za’Darius Smith (10) and fellow Packers LB Preston Smith (10 1/2) are only teammates with at least 10-plus sacks this season. … LB Blake Martinez leads team with 108 tackles. … Coach Matt LaFleur needs one win to tie Mike Holmgren, Mike Sherman for most by Packers head coach in first season. … Giants have lost seven straight. Last eight-game skid was 2004. … QB Daniel Jones threw for season-low 150 yards last weekend, but leads rookies with 17 TD passes, including at least one in all nine starts. … . … New York was 1 of 12 on third downs against Bears. … RB Saquon Barkley hasn’t had 100-yard rushing game since Week 2. … Rookie WR Darius Slayton has four TD catches in last four games. … Rookie TE Kaden Smith had first career TD catch last week. … LB Markus Golden looks for sack in third straight outing, leads team with 7½. … Rookie S Julian Love had first career interception at Chicago. … PK Aldrick Rosas has missed either PAT or field goal attempt in five straight games. … Fantasy tip: Packers’ No. 28-ranked defense finally could get Barkley going. He’s been facing good run defenses and now might wake up against struggling one. Expect 100-yard game rushing and score.

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