Morning Buzz: Giants a loose, confident group
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com. Grab a strong cup of coffee, or brew some tea, and get caught up on everything you need to know about the Packers.
The Packers are rolling into the playoffs the way teams want to, playing their best football of the year while winning six straight games. However, Michael Cohen takes a look at the momentum carrying the Packers into the playoffs and what it may or may not mean going forward.
Confident though the Packers may be, teams that string together wins at the end of the regular season have not performed particularly well in the playoffs of late.
Ten teams have entered wild-card weekend with win streaks of five or more games since 2000. Three of those teams lost immediately. Four of them won just a single game. Two advanced to their conference championship games.
The lone exception was the Baltimore Ravens, who ended the 2000 regular season with seven straight wins. They rode their ferocious defense to four more wins and a Super Bowl title.
Ryan Wood looks at the situation with wide receiver Geronimo Allison and the tough choices the coaching staff will have to make in regards to playing time once Randall Cobb returns.
Michael and Ryan lead their notebook with Nick Perry and his production at outside linebacker since returning from his hand injury. Perry has played well despite the very large club he’s required to wear.
It hasn’t stopped him from getting three sacks in his past two games, including a third and 5 against Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford early in the third quarter. Perry stood up, took a few steps and petted his cast to celebrate.
“I just pet it because it’s been good to me,” Perry said. “So I just keep it going.”
Ryan, Pete Dougherty and myself chatted with readers via Facebook Live on Thursday afternoon about all things Packers:
Members of the New York Giants' secondary have given themselves a nickname. Packers receivers are not impressed.
T.J. Lang spoke with reporters Thursday about not taking playoff trips for granted:
Elsewhere, @NFL has three reasons why the Packers will win the Super Bowl:
NFL Films featured the Packers' win over the Lions during their Turning Point show this week:
Damon Harrison may be making his first trip to the NFL playoffs with the Giants, but he has other playoff experience:
Sports Illustrated has an incredible oral history of the 2007 playoff game between the Giants and Packers:
Wisco Kidz have produced a Packers track:
Albert Breer writes on how the Packers are the team no one wants to play:
The Packers practiced outside Thursday.
The Giants seem like a loose group heading into Sunday’s game: