In Week 11, the Giants (3-6) host the Green Bay Packers (5-4), who lost last week to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sunday’s game will be the 52nd regular season game between these two teams, and the Packers hold the lead with a 27-22-2 all-time mark.
Here are some interesting Giants’ notes about this week’s opponent:
- Andre Brown rushed for a career-high 115 yards on a career-high 30 carries in Sunday’s win over the Raiders. The Giants are 42-12 in regular-season games under Tom Coughlin in which they have at least one 100-yard rusher.
- Hakeem Nicks has experienced success in his career against the Packers. In four games, he’s caught 23 passes for 423 yards (18.4 yards per reception), caught six touchdowns and has eight catches of 25 or more yards. In the win over the Packers in the 2012 playoffs, Nicks caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, including catching a Hail Mary pass from Eli Manning right as the first half ended.
- The Giants have won three consecutive games after an 0-6 start. The last team to lose at least its first six games and follow with at least three straight victories was the 2011 Miami Dolphins, who went from 0-7 to 3-7. The 2009 Tennessee Titans were the last team to go from 0-6 to 3-6 (they improved to 5-6 and finished the season 8-8).
Here are some Giants-Packers connections:
- Giants’ defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was originally signed as a rookie by the Packers on May 2, 2003. He played seven seasons in Green Bay, where he recorded 271 career tackles, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
- Coughlin was a wide receivers coach with Green Bay from 1986-1987.
- Giants’ defensive line coach Robert Nunn was a defensive tackles coach with the Packers from 2005-2008.
- Terrell Thomas’ interception return of Terrelle Pryor went for 65 yards. It was the longest of his career and second-longest by a Giant this season. Ryan Mundy had a 91-yard return in Dallas in Week 1.
- Damontre Moore’s punt block set up Cooper Taylor’s 21-yard touchdown return. It was the Giants’ first touchdown on a blocked punt since Sept. 5, 1988 (vs. Washington).
- Week 10’s victory against the Raiders was the 154th in Coughlin’s regular-season career, moving him into a tie for 15th place on the NFL’s career list with Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.
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