And when you mention those teams, it isn’t uncommon to immediately think of the quarterbacks — Aaron Rodgers of the Packers and the Giants’ Eli Manning.
Both have Super Bowl titles, Super Bowl MVPs, have garnered numerous Pro Bowl selections and are likely future Hall of Famers.
Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl titles — after the 2007 and ’11 seasons — as wild-card teams. In each of those memorable runs, the team knocked off the Packers at Lambeau. Rodgers has yet to defeat the Giants in the postseason, but the two-time first-team All-Pro also has a Super Bowl MVP of his own (2010-11 season).
This will be the second meeting at “The Frozen Tundra” between the teams this season. Green Bay knocked off New York 23-16 in Week 5 when the tundra wasn’t so frozen. That’ll change this weekend as the high temperature in Green Bay on Sunday is expected to be roughly 15 degrees.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:40 p.m. Eastern on Sunday and the game will be televised by FOX.
Keep reading to see all the important postseason numbers for Rodgers and Manning:
Aaron Rodgers Career Playoff Record & Stats
Career Playoff Games: 14 (13 starts)
Playoff Record: 7-6 (8-6 overall)
Super Bowl Wins: 1 (Super Bowl XLV)
Super Bowl MVPs: 1 (Super Bowl XLV)
Total Years in NFL, Years in Playoffs: 12 NFL seasons, 9 playoff appearances
Postseason Completions-Attempts-Percentage-Yards: 398 for 467, 63.8%, 3,454 yards
Postseason Touchdowns & Interceptions: 27 TDs and 8 INTs
Postseason Passer Rating: 98.2
Postseason Carries-Yards-Touchdowns: 38 carries, 212 yards, 3 TDs
Postseason Fumbles (Lost): 7 fumbles (4 lost)
Times Sacked, Yards Lost: 29 sacks, 180 yards lost
Playoffs Win-Loss vs. the Giants: 0-1 as a starter (0-2 overall as a Packer)
Eli Manning Career Playoff Record & Stats
Career Playoff Games: 11 (11 starts)
Playoff Record: 8-3
Super Bowl Wins: 2 (Super Bowl XLII, XLVI)
Super Bowl MVPs: 2 (Super Bowl XLII, XLVI)
Total Years in NFL, Years in Playoffs: 13 NFL seasons, 6 playoff appearances
Postseason Completions-Attempts-Percentage-Yards: 219 for 356, 61.5%, 2,516 yards
Postseason Touchdowns & Interceptions: 17 TDs and 7 INTs
Postseason Passer Rating: 89
Postseason Carries-Yards-Touchdowns: 19 carries, 34 yards, 0 TDs
Postseason Fumbles (Lost): 4 fumbles (1 lost)
Times Sacked, Yards Lost: 25 sacks, 151 yards lost
Playoffs Win-Loss vs. the Packers: 2-0 (2007-08 & 2011-12)