This should be what the old-timers used to call “red meat” football. The Giants will be in desperation mode, while the defending Super Bowl champions the Green Bay Packers will be fielding the best offense in the league, led, of course, by the best passer in the game, Aaron Rodgers. This is a pricey event, with good tickets on StubHub for around $190 each. But if you’re going to one football game this year, this is it. If you can’t get out to MetLife, experience one of the craziest sports bars on the East Coast, Kettle of Fish (59 Christopher Street, 212-414-2278). Steeped in literary historyÑKerouac hung out here when it was on MacDougal Street, and the original red neon vertical “bar” sign still hangsÑit’s also a Packers haven. Their motto is “With the exception of Lambeau Field, the Kettle of Fish is the best place to watch a Packer game.” Try the Usinger brats with beer–an extensive selection available–and watch out for the cheeseheads!

Sun., Dec. 4, 4:15 p.m., 2011

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