A look at some of the interesting and key statistics ahead of the wild-card showdown on Sunday in Green Bay between the Giants (11-5) and the Packers (10-6):
- The Packers were once considered invincible at Lambeau Field. They had never lost a postseason game there (13-0) until the Atlanta Falcons stunned them in the 2002 wild-card game. Since the streak ended, though, the Packers are 4-5 in playoff games at home.
- The Giants, having beaten the Packers in the playoffs at Lambeau Field in 2007 and 2011, are the only visiting team in history to ever beat the Packers in consecutive playoff games in Green Bay.
- Including 2007 and 2011, the Giants have won five straight postseason road games -- an NFL record. Obviously if you include the two neutral-site Super Bowls, the number is seven straight. And that makes Eli Manning the only quarterback in NFL history to win that many consecutive playoff games on the road, too.
- In the last seven games, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown 18 touchdown passes and no interceptions. He also completed 69.7 percent of his passes in that stretch (168 for 241) for 2,018 yards. That's a passer rating of 120.0.
- The Packers were fourth in the NFL, averaging 27.0 points per game this season. During their season-ending six-game winning streak they bumped that average to 30.8. During the last four games, they averaged 34.2. Those last four games, by the way, two games against Top 5 defenses. They scored 38 against fifth-ranked Seattle and 38 against third-ranked Minnesota.
- Eli Manning is 0-2 in two regular-season games in Green Bay (2010, 2016), completing just 35 of 68 passes (51.4 percent) for 500 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions (a passer rating of 65.8). In two playoff games there, though, he's 2-0, completing 42 of 73 passes (57.5 percent) for 581 yards, three touchdowns and one interception (a passer rating of 91.2).
- The Giants were the fourth-worst rushing team in the NFL this season, averaging just 88.2 yards per game on the ground. How deceiving is that number, though? Through the first eight games of the season, the Giants averaged just 68.25 yards per game on the ground. Through the last eight games their rushing averaged jumped to 108.25.
- The Giants were second in the NFL in scoring defense (17.8 points per game). That was their best finish in that category since 1993, when they finished first and gave up just 12.8 points per game. The Giants had a new head coach that year, too -- Dan Reeves. Notably, Reeves is the only Giants coach to ever win a playoff game in his first season -- at least so far.
- The Giants never topped 30 points in a game this season. In fact, they scored 20 or fewer points 10 times. The good news is they were 6-4 in those games. That, of course, is because of their defense. The Giants gave up 20 or fewer points nine times this season and were 9-0 in those games.