The Packers and Giants have some history in the NFL playoffs in all seven of their postseason matchups, the winner went on to win the NFL championship or Super Bowl.
The 2016-17 wild-card playoff installment features a red-hot Packers Cheap Epl Jerseys team hosting a Giants squad that has found its stride in the running game and boasts a tough, stingy defense. They would need both at a freezing Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Green Bay entered the game as a 4.5-point favorite, and SN’s Vinnie Iyer believed the Packers would cover that spread. SN’s David Steele, however, predicted a New York upset.
NFL wild card game: Dolphins-Steelers (1 p.m. Sunday, CBS). It is hard to imagine Dolphins-Steelers coming close to last years whopping 21.0 rating for Seahawks-Vikings on NBC, which aired in the same early Sunday window. Even so, CBS may still be able to get out of the weekend crowing about an increase in ratings. The networks Steelers-Bengals Wild Card Game last year, which aired on a Saturday night, had a 17.5. Prediction: 17.9.
NFL wild card game: Lions-Seahawks (8 p.m. Saturday, NBC). After a one-year hiatus, the Saturday night Wild Card game returns to NBC this year. Look for Lions-Seahawks to score a solid increase over last years Steelers-Bengals game on CBS, aided in part by inclement weather around the country and the NFC’s stronger drawing power. Prediction: 18.1.
College basketball: Wisconsin-Purdue (4:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS). The last time a college basketball game on CBS aired after the NFL playoffs UNLV-Kansas two years ago the game had a 1.6 rating. Expect Cheap Football Jerseys similar numbers for Sundays matchup of Top 25 Big Ten teams. Prediction: 1.7.