The Giants’ playoff path, starting Sunday against the Packers carries with it a bit of déjà vu. During their last two Super Bowl runs, in 2007 and ’11, they entered as one of the NFC’s bottom three seeds. Multiple road wins were needed to advance before meeting the top-seeded, heavily-favored Patriots for the Lombardi Trophy.
Back in Week 2, Minnesota defeated Green Bay 17-14 in the first game played in brand-new U.S. Bank Stadium. That victory was part of the Vikings’ impressive 5-0 start and gave them an early two-game lead over the Packers.