Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants runs with the ball after a catch on his way to scoring a 66-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Hail Eli! Eli Manning's Hail Mary to Hakeem Nicks on the final play of the first half stunned the Lambeau Field crowd and gave the New York Giants a 20-10 halftime lead over the NFC top-seeded Green Bay Packers.
I guess that was a perfect ending to a wild first half that saw Manning throw for 274 yards and two touchdowns, saw the Giants recover a surprise onside kick, get the short end of a replay decision that looked for all the world like a fumble by Green Bay's Greg Jennings. that cost them a touchdown, and get a field-goal blocked.
Whatever happened and however it happened, the Giants will enter the final 30 minutes of play with a 10-point lead and a chance to head to the NFC Championship Game.
Nicks has been spectacular with five catches for 166 yards and two touchdows, a 66-yard catch and run the Hail Mary reception.
Aaron Rodgers is 12-of-21 for 117 yards with one touchdown for the Packers.
Hang onto your seat belts, Giants fans. This promises to be a wild second half.