In their rematch of their NFL division-round playoff loss last season, the Packers this week are facing a New York Giants team with probably the NFL's best defensive line.
Pete Dougherty has a story about the way defenses have played the Packers since that playoff game last year. The Giants' ability to pressure Aaron Rodgers and stop the run mainly with their front four was key to the success of their two-deep safety coverage that helped win that game: http://tinyurl.com/d5k3e33
Mike Vandermause's column says the Packers are smart to handle struggling kicker Mason Crosby just like they did in 2009: http://tinyurl.com/bk4qetl
The lead of Rob Demovsky's notebook is that receiver Greg Jennings returned to practice today but appears to be at least a week away from playing after undergoing abdominal surgery three weeks ago: http://tinyurl.com/a7txoqt