New York Giants really rethinking that yacht party after humiliating playoff loss

After a certain point, it nearly becomes ridiculous what Aaron Rodgers is able to do when he gets the football in his hands.

In the first quarter NY found themselves at the doorstep of the Packers endzone, but drops by Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Sheppard held the Giants to a pair of field goals.

- The Giants had finally found momentum on offense in the third quarter after King's 41-yard touchdown reception.

For the Cowboys, that means pounding the ball with Elliott, who may have benefited as much as anyone from the playoff bye last week after rushing a league-high 322 times in 2016. First, that came from the defense and linebacker Julius Peppers. Big Blue sacked the Packers' QB five times last week and forced punts on Green Bay's first five drives.

"We just thought the ball was overthrown, so we all jumped", he said.

This is the most anticipated game of the divisional round weekend.

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The Packers QB has run off seven straight victories, including Sunday's 38-13 win over the Giants. Fortunately for the Packers, with six seconds left Jared Cook dropped a pass.

What makes this run different is that it came on without warning. Then, with six seconds left in the half, Rodgers threw a Hail Mary - his specialty - that landed in the arms of Randall Cobb at the back of the end zone. Just to be clear, the objective in a football game is to go forward, not backward. Up ten in the third quarter, Kevin Durant blocked a DeMarcus Cousins shot and then Zaza Pachulia started the fast break with a no-look, over-his-head pass to the streaking Stephen Curry. Was McCarthy's decision a smart one? McCarthy has said that Nelson might have a chance to play against the Cowboys if the receiver can take part in the team's final practice on Saturday. That often occurred against NY with devastating for the Giants.

That's when the Packers offense got going.

When Jordy Nelson (who exited with an injury), Davante Adams, and Geronimo Allison were not crisp with their routes, they played right into the bracket coverages that the Giants used to force Rodgers to hold onto the ball.

Despite the good showing in the regular season, there is a feeling of doubt that the Cowboys can do it again Sunday. Eli Manning will have a chance to achieve a three-peat on Sunday, Jan. 8, when NY travels to Green Bay once again. There's plenty to discuss in this week's Tundra Talk podcast. Ladarius Gunter, Damarious Randall and company responded on Sunday. It was only the second time in his career that he's caught less than 25 receiving yards in a game - the first time was Week 4 of this year against Minnesota. Dallas is going to run the ball, and if the Packers can't stop that and turn the game into a shootout out between Rodgers and Prescott, they will likely see the same results as the game in October. The Packers found out just how important Nelson was when he missed all of last season, and his 14 touchdowns will certainly be missed if he isn't completely healthy, which looks to be the case.


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