With one week remaining in the regular season, there's still much to be determined in the NFC playoff picture.
But one thing is starting to look more likely: The Packers might not have to deal with perhaps their toughest matchup, the New York Giants.
Pete Dougherty, in his weekly analysis, writes: "If the Giants miss the postseason, that has to enhance the Packers’ chances of getting to the Super Bowl. Twice in the last 11 months — in the playoffs at Lambeau Field last January and then five weeks ago in New Jersey — the Giants have shown they’re a particularly tough matchup for coach Mike McCarthy’s team."
For Dougherty's entire analysis, including how the Giants could miss the playoffs, click here: http://pck.rs/TnsIam
Also, here's Dougherty's weekly scouting report on the upcoming opponent, the Minnesota Vikings: http://pck.rs/W42455
The Packers return from the holiday break today and will practice this afternoon. Also, check back later today when the NFL announces the Pro Bowl rosters.