One of the NFC’s two hottest teams is guaranteed to be eliminated from the 2017 NFL Playoff contention by the end of Wild-Card Weekend. The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers both look like Super Bowl contenders, but they’ll go head-to-head in the first round of the 2017 NFL Playoffs. It is going to be a good game with both teams having a lot of recent success. However, with the way Aaron Rodgers is currently playing, few NFL teams appear to be capable of defeating the Packers in Green Bay. It will come down to a game of offense vs. defense and Green Bay is more than capable of putting points up on the board. Our NFL score prediction is 27-20 with Green Bay taking the victory.
Giants vs. Packers Score Prediction: Packers 27, Giants 20
The NFC North Champion Green Bay Packers will host the New York Giants in the Wild Card game from the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.
For a NFL update, the Giants won three out of their last four games to finish with an 11-5 record in the NFC East, and the Packers won their final six games to win the NFC North with a 10-6 record. The Packers beat the Giants 23-16 at home in week five. The two teams have had a lot of success in the last two months, though they’ve done so in very different ways.
The New York Giants already clinched a playoff spot heading into their final game against the Washington Redskins but defeated them thus eliminating the Redskins from the playoffs. New York did not put up a lot of points this season, averaging 19.4 points per game, ranking them 26th in the NFL.
The NFL gossip train says the biggest reason the Giants are back in the playoffs is the turnaround season their defense has had this year. Last season, the Giants owned the 30th ranked defense, allowing an average of just under 28 points per game, however this season the Giants are only allowing an average of 17.8 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the NFL.
The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs for the 8th consecutive season, pulling off six straight wins to win the NFC North over the Detroit Lions. Many had written the Packers off for the year after their sub-par start leaving them at 4-6, but Aaron Rodgers found his groove and led his team back in the NFL Playoffs. Green Bay’s defense is not the most impressive in the league by any means, but their offense is firing on all cylinders. The Packers have put up at least 30 points in four straight games, finishing fourth in the NFL in scoring.
In a battle of offense vs. defense, we have to give our vote to to the team that can score, which is Green Bay. Our NFL score prediction for this game is 27-20 favoring Green Bay.
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