The man who succeeded Brett Favre in Green Bay is set to return after missing a game and a half with a concussion. After a breakout season in 2009, Rodgers is again proving that he was worth the wait. He has thrown 23 touchdowns to ten interceptions with a 65.4% and a QB rating of 98.5
Rodgers is certainly no Michael Vick, but he's actually one of the better rushing QBs in the NFL. The 6-2, 225 pounder has rushed for 13 touchdowns dating back to 2008. I'm not suggesting the Giants should have someone spy him, but they should just realize that they need to worry about more than his rocket arm. The Packers' run game as a whole is pedestrian, so Rodgers may actually be their biggest threat on the ground.
2. Clay Matthews
A front runner for defensive player of the year, Matthews is second in the NFL with 12.5 sacks. Along with Brian Cushing and Rey Mauluga, Matthews was part of one of the great linebacking cores in college football while playing at USC, and he's only gotten better in the NFL.
Although he has not been able to maintain his level of play since his ridiculously hot start (6 sacks in his first two games), due in part to injuries, Matthews is still the most dangerous player on the Packers' defense. After not allowing a sack for almost six games, the Giants gave up two last week (with Shaun O'Hara and David Diehl both finally healthy...coincidence?) This week, they'll need to put the clamps on Matthews if they want to start a new sackless streak.
3. Greg Jennings
In his last three full games with Aaron Rodgers under center, Jennings had 18 receptions, 393 yards and five touchdowns, topping 100 yards in each game. Rodgers is back under center again, so expect him to look Jennings' way early and often.
Jennings is built in the mold of a DeSean Jackson, and he runs deep routes as well as anyone in the league. The Packers are not afraid to call plays for him in the red zone either, as he caught a one yard touchdown on a quick slant against the Patriots. Bottom line: Jennings is the Packers' offensive spark.