The Packers take their three-game winning streak to London to face the Giants, who are also off to a 3-1 start after coming off a 20-12 win over the Bears. Green Bay looks to keep pace with the Vikings in the NFC North and enter play as 8-point favorites.
Aaron Rodgers rebounded from a tough start last week and finished with 251 yards and two touchdowns in the win. He’s thrown for 935 yards and six touchdowns for the season, leading the 21st ranked scoring offense at 18.8 points per game. Five different players have at least 10 receptions, led by Romeo Doubs’ 19, but the Packers are lacking a deep threat, averaging only 10.8 yards per reception. Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon pace the rushing attack that is averaging 145 yards per game.
Defensively, the Packers are 7th in the league in fewest points allowed at 17.3 per game. Rashan Gary is off to an excellent start with 5 quarterback sacks and a forced fumble. Jaire Alexander has the lone interception and with only four forced turnovers, the Packers are near the bottom of the league in turnover differential at –3.
The Giants’ 19th ranked scoring offense has been dreadful in the passing game, averaging under 140 yards per game. Daniel Jones has three touchdowns and two interceptions, finding favorite targets Richie James, Sterling Shepard, and Saquon Barkley a combined 43 times. Barkley leads a rushing attack that is averaging over 192 yards per game with 463 yards and 5.5 per carry.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants are ninth in scoring defense allowing 17.8 points per game. Dexter Lawrence leads a balanced pass rush with two of the team’s nine sacks. While the Giants have forced seven fumbles, they have yet to intercept a pass, although they have allowed only 191 yards per game through the air. The Giants are in the upper third of the league in turnover margin at +1.
Both kickers have been solid with Mason Crosby hitting 4-of-5, while Graham Gano has drilled all four attempts from beyond 50 and is 9-of-11 for the season.
Jaire Alexander is off the injury report and has been cleared to play Sunday against the Giants. It turns out Devonte Wyatt was a DNP after we saw him stretch. pic.twitter.com/rlKoJGpAWQ