Despite the Giants beating the Packers in the playoffs twice in the last decade, Green Bay is not concerned with those efforts as it heads into the Wild Card round this year, according to head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
McCarthy said Eli Manning had great performances in those games at Lambeau Field, but reiterated that this year's Giants are what he's paying more attention to. Manning was 18-of-35 for 199 yards against the Packers in a 23-16 Giants loss on Oct. 9.
"I think that like a lot of things, we are focused on Eli and the Giants and the offense that he is in and particularly the tape this year," McCarthy said. "We have watched all the tape, but it has all been 2016 tape. ... I am just focused on the team that we played earlier in the year and focused on the team that we are going to be on Sunday."
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spent seven years with the Packers, first as a tight ends coach, then as quarterbacks coach. Rodgers, who worked with McAdoo, had praise for his former coach, but said McAdoo's work with the Packers wouldn't be an advantage for the Giants this season.
"Ben has not been here in a few years. Things change," Rodgers said. "Every single year you are adjusting, you are adapting, trying to evolve as a player and obviously your offense evolves along with it based on your personnel. Obviously, you have to be aware of self-scout, regardless of who the opponent is."