After last week’s shellacking, not to be confused with the week 9 shellacking from the Chargers, Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Packers certainly have something to prove. What better target to unleash your rage than the 2-9 New York Giants?
One thing to keep in mind, despite the devastating loss to San Francisco, the Packers are still a very healthy team right now. I’d like to see them get a comfortable lead in the first half so they can pull back in the second and hopefully keep it that way.
The Giants are going to be led by rookie QB Daniel Jones — while this should be in Green Bay’s favor, their defensive performance against inexperienced QBs is not so hot this year so I suppose we’ll see. There should also be a lot of Green Bay fans in the crowd due to the lack of enthusiasm for the Giants’ performance so far this season.
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The weather is going to be in Green Bay’s favor with near-freezing temps and some precipitation expected. For some reason, this year, Green Bay just can’t perform well in that California climate. Let’s hope the similar latitude to Wisconsin works in their favor.
The Giants are currently on a 7-game losing streak. Let’s hope it continues.
The Packers vs Giants match-up has an all time record of 28-23-2 only counting regular season games.
This is the first time since 2011 that the Packers have played the Giants in December.
The Packers have not played the Giants at MetLife Stadium since 2013 although they did play the Jets there last year in week 16.
Injuries: Packers: CB Tony Brown, T Bryan Bulaga, and S Will Redmond — Giants: TE Rhett Ellison, TE Evan Engram, S Jabril Peppers, and WR Golden Tate
The Packers bolstered their O-line a bit with a few roster moves this week.
The Packers are the only team in the NFL right now with two players that have 10+ sacks — Preston Smith (10.5) and Za’Darius Smith (10). Za’Darius is already 2 sacks ahead of his previous career best of 8 last season.
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When: Sunday, December 1st — 12:00 PM (CT)
Where: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Television: NFL on FOX – Play-by-play: Thom Brennaman, Analyst: Chris Spielman, and Sideline: Shannon Spake
Radio: WTMJ – Stream Online
Well, it’s time to see how this team responds to adversity. Can the defense turn in a solid performance against a weaker opponent? Can the offense go back to spreading the ball around rather than trying to make a single player their focal point resulting in terrible play?
Bryan Bulaga is active. Kind of surprised, figured he would miss at least a week
So far the Defense has sputtered against a rookie QB, 1 Int and a shit ton of yards.
i wonder what is up with the aggressive style that they played with the first part of the season. This defense plays so soft. I am not seeing many stunts. Just an extremely soft backfield D on most every play. There seems to be less blitzes as well. I am also scratching my head about the lackadaisical approach to the Packers final series before halftime! It was played without any urgency, with some real questionable effort and little regard to scheming for advantage. One other VERY IMPORTANT point, is Aaron Jones hurt??? 3 total rushes for 18 yards? That equals 6.0 ypc! WTF is wrong with MLF? or is Rodgers checking out of A. Jones running plays? This needs to stop! The Giants Defense is confidence is growing.
Now MLF is featuring Jones, and the Packers O line is not closing any gaps at all! Embarrassing to say the least!
* I meant creating any gaps!
Someone might want to tell the Packers offense it is a hell of a lot easier to convert 3rd and 4 rather than 3rd and 10+
I’m watching it delayed (almost halftime)…but watching the Giants on offense is like watching paint dry…holy shit. It sucks the life out of a game.
The Packer special. 3rd and short and look for the home run. Makes sense.
“Just because you played in the NFL doesn’t mean you’re any good calling a game” – Chris Spielman
The Tramon Williams school of tackling rears its ugly head again
Give credit where credit is due, Tramon Williams made a great play catching that interception
I classify interceptions on their own merit. T Willys pick was a good play, of course it was. But when you have outside coverage and the rookie over throws his receiver, that throw has interception written all over it.
The pick by Savage was a busted play thrown right into Savages jersey, he didn’t have to even move, just catch the ball. The King pick was the opposite of T Willys. King had inside coverage, and Jones threw it to the inside, right to King. So when the ball is thrown right to you, to get a pick entails catching a football thrown to you. Citing the fact you are an NFL player, catching a football shouldn’t be that difficult.
I’ve always said…When you are a corner or safety, you should catch a couple picks by accident. Errant throws, busted plays, inexperienced QB’s, tipped balls, etc.
I give credit to all picks. I just give more credit to defenders who goated, jumped a route, or came down with a contested catch. Those take a lot more skill than getting a ball thrown to your chest.
Hey now, I am trying to give him something
I wasn’t saying anything against you Kato. Stop trying to bait me. I was explaining my viewpoints. I don’t want to get into it with you anymore. I didn’t enjoy you forcing me to get that restraining order against you a few years ago and i really don’t want to have to get another one. Can we just be cool?
Lol I was making a joke man. About throwing T Willy a bone. Obviously he is sub mediocre. I love making fun of the Packers keeping him for unknown reasons
We’ve talked about value, and the role Jamaal Williams plays on this team. One thing is clear, he usually won’t go down after first contact. I love Aaron Jones when he has space, but you rarely see him get past first contact.
Yes sir. They compliment each other perfectly. And the good thing is that neither of them appear to get upset about losing touches to each other. Jamaal Williams is my guy when the weather is crappy and they need to play physical football to close a game out
J Willy is my guy when it’s 3 and 2, 4th and 3, etc.
The New York Giants….Just what the Doctor ordered.
Yup. They won a game they very well should win so I’m having a hard time getting too stoked about it. Maybe I’m just concerned. I seen Rashan Gary on the ground after a play in the 4th quarter. I sure hope he’s okay. We need him going forward.
We need him going forward…lol….you kill me my man!.
Tomorrow night it’s the Seahawks vs the queens in Seattle. This loss by the queens will widen the Packers lead in the North, while giving the Packers the edge in Conf. record. Not that they need it being 3-0 in the Division.
What does this all mean? All indications are the vikings will be celebrating their 43rd anniversary since the last time they made it to a Super Bowl (and lost, of course).
What say you Lonely Boy…you ready to party?
Him Mom said no party. He’s too busy grading draft picks.
She owes me money
Howard, Rob…JP..MMSUCKS….or anyone else. I have a rules question……
The Raiders punt to KC, Raiders player catches the punt at the 2 yard line, KC ball at the 2. But couldn’t…a KC player have called for a fair catch, got out of the way hoping for the ball bouncing in for a touch back and brought out to the 25?
Yes he could have. He could then clear out of the way at the last second (trusting of course that the ball does not touch him). The player does not have to catch it. The ball will then be dead wherever it ends up (if the end zone, then the ball as usual will go out to the 25) If the player does this, he is also unable to touch or block any opposing player and keep them from getting to the ball.
I think it’s worth doing. I had to ask because i think it’s somewhat of a no brainer not to do it.
I LOVE our win but have some concerns and casual observations…
Kevin King : Flat Out Bust.
T Willy : Thanks so much for your service, but what in the fuck are you still doing on the field.
B. Martinez : Most dominant middle line backer after 8 run yards gained and absolutely non-existent in pass coverage.
B.Turner : I heard there is a chance you might suck.
Eyebrows: Did Tony Brown not sculpt those things properly or why in the fuck is Tramon playing the entire game?
Stiggy -November 29, 2019
Maybe the defense will get a pick 6 in a route of the giants this week.
Well get to see kevin king and co pose as a group in the end zone again…God that would be cool.
Rodgers wont be sacked by the worst pass rush in the nfl…and we get to hear about how awesome our line is.
Then they will wipe out the Redskins next week.
Almost predicted it properly. I wont fault them for winning a game they should have convincingly…however…I still cant stand the group photo shoot celebrations. Act like you’ve been there before.
Can’t help myself…my apologies….
Last paragraph of article…..
While the general narrative around Gary is that he has the “traits” to develop at the next level, the proper question is why a 280-pound, outstanding athlete did not produce at the college level. When diving into the data, the picture looks bleak and Gary is one of the riskiest prospects in the draft, especially if drafted in the first round, particularly in the top 10.
It seems PFF likes to grade players on what they’ve actually accomplished. Not what they might accomplish in the future. Silly…isn’t it?
As I have said about Gute a few times before (and even yesterday), he WAS one of the voices in TT’s (the Frugal GM’s) circle for a few years. I believe that he has been and continues to be a very POOR judge of NFL prospects that are not already veteran player FA’s. He IS more than likely a big part of our draft assessment problems . . . once again, thanks Mark (how is he sill here) Murphy. I know that in a few Packer blogs that I visit often (this site is one of them), where there are quite a few people on these sites that have consistently chosen much better players year after year and have predicted what many of the Packer draftees would do after being selected by Green Bay. Many of these SAME people hit home runs on both player and prediction each and every year . . . That speaks volumes to just how over-rated and poorly Green Bay has been over the last decade. Mind you, these bloggers chose these players and predicted what our players drafted would do months and years (in the case of predictions for draftees) before the outcomes have / would have occurred. This is shameful and proves empirically that the brain trust at 1265 Lombardi is NOT VERY FUCKING GOOD PERIOD.
PFF says he isn’t worth the risk…period. But…we have a twist…..
Now, you add into the equation that you just signed two very expensive free agents making him a bench player, That…..is what takes it to the next level of…. “what the fuck are you doing?”
Then….when you think you’ve considered everything, you realize that they have chosen to give Fackrell more reserve snaps.
IDK man, idk what they’re thinking…i don’t have all the answers
It’s one thing to draft him and play him, giving him a chance. It’s another thing to not have a need for him and not let him play and try to at least prove himself.
Garbage time doesn’t count for much.
Precisely. it says that they may not have a firm grasp of what they are paid to do . . .
Admittedly, I didn’t mind the pick at the time, figuring he would get on the field a fair amount as a situational pass rushers from all over the defensive front, even inside. There were other guys I preferred, but his lack of production was a bit concerning to me. I didn’t necessarily care that he wouldn’t be a starter because the free agent acquisitions. My reasoning (hopeful thinking) was you can never have enough guys rushing the passer. I won’t write him off as a bust yet, but it doesn’t look promising.
Nice that Crosby came in focused after the difficult loss of his sister in law. 30 is way too young to die. Fuck cancer
What happens when great QB’s don’t have skilled receivers…See Tom Brady
The Giants have been a complete shit show all season. They drafted a fucking Duke football player in the first round. You should be fired for even considering that let alone actually doing it.