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.
For the #Packers, both LT David Bakhtiari (knee) CB Jaire Alexander (groin) did not receive game statuses and both will play. https://t.co/RZy1n9NIUj
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2022
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
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 7, 2022
Some reporter said the Packers offense needed to start airing it out more. Rodgers agreed and said he’d talk to MLF about it, but at the time he said LaFleur was in a foul mood, citing all the travel and what a pain in the ass it is to haul everything and everybody to London.
Good look to Jim Leonhard in his head coaching debut.
With all the hype that came with Graham Mertz, i wish him luck in his next endeavor.
In another article i made a serious mistake in my prediction. of the Packer game outcome.
I foolishly said Packers 62-3. Dumb right?
I didn’t factor in the fact this is actually a Packer home game.
So i re-adjust my prediction to a more accurate……65-3
Well fuck me Stacey Dales…it’s Game Day!!
It’s going to be a cakewalk for the Packers. Rodgers will rally the troops as he did when he pummeled Tom Brady.
I’m watching the Giants rush 5 and on 3rd and 5 at 11:13 left 1st quarter. Rookie Dane Belton comes in untouched in one second.
Following play field goal..special teams delay of game penalty.
When the F is this team going to correct clock management issues, offense included. This shit has been going on for years…Impress me MLF….fix it.
Here we f’ing go again….1st and 10, 9:28 left in 1st quarter, Darnay Holmes comes in unfucking touched, forces early release by Rodgers, completion to Tyler Davis (-3 yards)
(is it any wonder the Packers throw 38% of their passes at the LOS, or behind it?)
Dink,dunk,dink,dunk….there is a reason for that.
Next play, Cobb for +3 yards, next play, Doubs for -2 yards…..PUNT
Wasn’t Watson going to stretch the field???????????
Didn’t the Packers trade up for him?
Well i’m getting pissed off already. It’s not just the receiver problem.
Maybe it’s just me, but hasn’t 4th round Doubs out produced the top 3 picks from the 2022 draft so far?
Amari Rodgers…is that experiment almost over? Will Gute concede?
How long are they keeping him as a returner?
F’ing 3rd round picks…just horrible.
Ok, i vented enough….sorry.
Once again the Packers are being out coached and outplayed . . .
The top 5 defense???? The great O line???? yeah! . . . It’s all Aaron Rodgers . . . not. Absolutely NO discipline anymore. Christian Watson CANNOT stay on the field. Special teams? Not so special. Joe Barry is a buffoon. Aaron Rodgers unning for his life for 5 games now. Gutenkunst is a poser. What a waste of energy to watch this over-hyped train wreck. Fire Mark Murphy and get rid of Gutekunst as well. How can a QB1 look good when he is unning for his life most of the time in every game? Much more I could say, but why? we all see it . . . well that is except for one cunt on this sight . . .
running . . .
Run the Fucking ball. Screw that empty backfield bullshit. Go empty on third down and within field goal range Rogers gets sacked almost every time. I bet LaFleur tells us the Packers shouldn’t have went away from the run.
Ok…i just watched the end of the game. It’s 1:55 CST (i refuse to watch commercials) so i record it.
It’s 4th and 2 at the Giants 6 yard line.
The Giants have 8 up at the line, the Packers defend it with their 5 lineman, plus…..All World blocking tight end Mercedes Lewis, plus Dillon in the backfield.
Ball is snapped….
Dillon runs forward to help Meyers apparently(?). He gets almost to Meyers and notices (watches)….(both) Julian Love and Xavier McKinney coming in hot on a blitz absolutely untouched from the right side, flying past Mercedes Lewis because he had his own man in front of him.
Result: McKinney blocks the pass
My initial thoughts:
1) You had two time outs, they have 8 up in the box threatening a all out blitz. Both Love and McKinney are right up at the line in a blitz stance. So they ignore them? (Then they deserved to lose). Were the Packers confident those 2 were going to back off into coverage. It seems like that when you have Dillon step straight up and ignore the right side.
Use a timeout and regroup. What are you doing, saving one of your time outs?
2) On the last two plays, both Cobb and Lazard had blanket coverage on them
What happened to scheming players open, putting the offense in motion. I would rather have had running back Christian Watson running the ball like he does so well.
3)This is mainly on Rodgers. Rodgers should have (100%) called a time out. He should know better.
That last play had little to no chance before the ball was even snapped.
I’d love to be in the video room with the team and coaches listening when they review and discuss the game tape.