New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers Sun. Jan. 15, 2012 4:30 p.m. EST
The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers will be back in action once again this Sunday at Lambeau Field with the resurgent New York Giants coming to town to try and pull off the upset in Wisconsin. Even though tragedy has struck the Packers after the son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was found dead this week, Green Bay will be more motivated and ready than ever this weekend in order to defend their Super Bowl title.
Without Joe Philbin on the sidelines for the Packers, Green Bay could struggle on offense this weekend, but chances are they could be just as sharp and as dominant as they have been all season long. Head coach Mike McCarthy will take over the duties of his offensive coordinator and the team seems confident that they will have no trouble on that side of the football against the Giants.
As for the New York Giants, Eli Manning and company will look to keep up their winning ways as they have been one of the better teams in the league over the last month or so. With such a dominant defensive performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Wild Card (24-2) last weekend, the New York Giants are on their game and ready to pull off the upset this weekend at legendary Lambeau Field.
As of right now, the defending Super Bowl champions are heavily favored to get the win with a -9 point spread. With everything that has gone on in Green Bay and with how well the New York defense is playing, I believe taking the Giants would be the wise decision.
My Picks: Take the Giants at +9