By JAKE GONZALEZ
January 9th, 2017, the Green Bay Packers hosted the New York Giants at Lambeau Field in a Wild Card playoff game. This game featured two Super Bowl winning quarterbacks. Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers who have 3 Super Bowl wins combined.
The first two scores of the game came from the Giants. Two field goals were made from kicker Robbie Gould and gave New York a 6-0 advantage. This lead did not last for long as Aaron Rodgers threw a five yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams. Green Bay secured the lead with this score and did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the game. For the last play of the second quarter, Aaron Rodgers rolled out and launched a hail mary to the end zone. In the crowd of Green Bay’s receivers and New York’s secondary, the ball connected with Green Bay’s receiver Randall Cobb. This resulted in a 14-6 Packer lead entering halftime.
Opening the second half, New York closed the gap with a forty-one yard passing touchdown from Eli Manning to Tavarres King to make the score 14-13. This is as close as New York would be for the remaining time in the game. Green Bay did not allow the Giants to score once more. On the other hand, the Packers would close out the game with four more scores, one field goal and three touchdowns. Green bay closed the game with twenty-four unanswered points. The Packers look to make a push for Super Bowl 51 behind leader Aaron Rodgers and experienced coach Mike McCarthy.