Green Bay's Plan to Thwart the Giants in 2008

Jason English

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Before today, the last time the Giants and Packers met in the playoffs was the NFC Championship Game in January 2008. Green Bay's Fox affiliate tried to get in Eli Manning's head that weekend by refusing to air the regularly scheduled Seinfeld rerun — Manning's favorite show.

Jerry Seinfeld heard about the stunt and offered to send Eli the complete series on DVD (and a partial series of Hogan's Heroes), but Manning said he already owned them. (Seinfeld, at least.) The Giants won 23-20 in overtime. If you're watching today's game, there's your weird anecdote.