Can the New York Giants do the as-yet impossible in the NFL? The Giants (3-6) host the Green Bay Packers (5-4) Sunday at MetLife Stadium as they continue their quest to become the first team in NFL history to make the playoffs after an 0-6 start.
"It’s one game at a time," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "Where are you, you’re right where you are. Obviously you keep your dreams alive, but you focus on the task at hand. I hope that’s what we’re doing."
The Giants will find out Sunday.
Nuts & Bolts
Game Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnson, Tony Siragusa
Online Streaming: Audio Pass | Game Rewind | NFL Game Center
Radio: National -- Compass Radio Networks (Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger); Sirius -- 117 (GB), 93 (NYG). XM: 225 (GB), 226 (NYG); Giants Radio Network -- WFAN 660-AM, WCBS, 101.9-FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross).
Odds: The Giants are 6-points favorites.
Giants' Injury Report: OUT -- CB Corey Webster (ankle/groin); QUESTIONABLE -- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee/hamstring); PROBABLE -- TE Bear Pascoe (ankle), CB Terrell Thomas (knee).
Packers' Injury Report: OUT -- QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), CB Casey Heyward (hamstring); DOUBTFUL -- LB Nick Perry (foot); QUESTIONABLE -- LB Andy Mulumba (ankle), T Don Barclay (knee); PROBABLE -- DE Mike Neal (abdomen), DT Johnny Jolly (groin), LB Clay Matthews (thumb), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee), CB Sam Shields (hamstring).
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The Giants will be facing a Packer team starting third-stringer Scott Tolzien at quarterback [Related: Who is Scott Tolzien?]. The Giants may be without star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who has a a shoulder injury. The Giants will try to contain Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy and make Tolzien air it out to beat them. On the offensive side, the Giants will hope to re-discover their penchant for big plays in the passing game.
"We’re definitely a 3-6 team. We can’t mistake that under any means, but our level of confidence is definitely rising each and every week. We still have yet to play the game with all three phases of the game in tact, so yeah, we are 3-6 but we’re not worried about being 3-6. We’re not worried about winning the last few games, we’re just worried about and focused on the week that’s ahead of us."
-- Antrel Rolle