Originally, the Packers planned to see whether or not Nelson would be able to practice on Saturday prior to making a decision o his availability for Sunday's game.
The Giants' 39-year-old first-year head coach Ben McAdoo, who displayed the necessities to lead this team for years to come, could lose several key players because of salary considerations.
Aaron Rodgers is the face of the Green Bay Packers. With so much unpredictable it is fortunate that Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders-a leading sports handicapper-has been kind enough to provide his take on the game, plus a pick for an against the spread victor. He caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Giants - all after Nelson was forced out of the game. Rookie QB Prescott went 18-of-27 for 247 yards, three touchdowns and one interception and Ezekiel Elliott carried 28 times for 157 yards. In the months since, the Packers' secondary has been racked with injuries, leaving them unable to cover on the back end without resorting to a deep-lying cover-two zone.
Once boasting a 4-6 record on the season, Green Bay had to win out in order to earn the NFC North title and a playoff spot.
The Packers are just so versatile.
During his career, Dak Prescott has played in some huge games.
Packers receiver Geronimo Allison said the same thing is true at his position. He is now Green Bay's leading rusher, a move made because running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks had season-ending injuries.
Federation Internationale de Football Association announces World Cup will expand to 48 teams
Many have emphasized that 48 teams is way too many and that 32 is the most ideal number for providing the highest quality of play. And with so many football associations in his debt, general secretary Gianni Infantino will feel untouchable.
Jake: The Packers may have experience, but the Cowboys are the healthiest of all the playoff teams. The score and extra point gave the Packers a 31-13 lead and effectively ended the Giants season, one that was successful yet incomplete. If Nelson doesn't play or isn't 100 percent - and really, how could he be with broken ribs that put him in the hospital last week? - then the Packers' receiving group is less formidable. Meanwhile, nickel linebacker Justin Durant is returning to the fold after missing several games with an elbow injury.
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Wilson: Prescott sounds like a clutch player. The Packers slightly improved defensive unit has allowed 13 or less points in 4 of their last 7 games. Not to mention the Hail Marys by one of the Packers' clutch players!
The Packers are officially road warriors now.
The Falcons and Seahawks are playing in Atlanta late Saturday afternoon, so much like last week, the Packers-Cowboys victor will know its opponent well before Sunday's 3:40 p.m. CT kickoff rolls around. Those two areas are obviously important against the Packers.
The good news is the Cowboys avoided the rival New York Giants - the only team on their schedule they couldn't solve this season.