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Giants, Pack meet in 2007 NFC title game rematch

Inside the matchup:

Inside slant:

The Giants are a different defensive squad when they can get Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul all on the field at once and in good health. That hasn't happened much this season, but the unit is cranking now. Green Bay, meanwhile, hasn't had both of its bookend tackles playing together since October. That could sway the game.

Aaron Rodgers still has to like his chances against New York's secondary, and the status of Aaron Ross, who suffered a concussion against the Falcons, will be big. Eli Manning's fourth-quarter mastery has continued, but to give him a chance, the Giants are going to have to find a way to make Rodgers uncomfortable in the red zone, because he is as good as it gets there.

The Packers did a great job of monitoring injuries down the stretch and through the bye, and receiver Greg Jennings will provide a major boost in the vertical game (though I'm not sure how much they really need it). The Giants have struggled at the linebacker spot, and finding someone to put on Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will be a challenge.

Ahmad Bradshaw will have to give the Giants an edge in field position with yards after the catch, though New York's run game remains spotty. Charles Woodson just has a knack for stepping up in games like this; you'd think he'll see an awful lot of Victor Cruz at Lambeau Field.

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