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Game 12 preview
Sunday Dec 1, 1:00 PM - Packers at Giants

Giants (2-9) Packers (8-3)
The Packers played last Sunday night in San Francisco. The 49ers defense brought the pressure, and Green Bay ended up scoring their lowest amount of points in the season, taking a 37-8 loss to the 49ers.
The Giants played their game in Chicago, and though they scored first, they fell behind. The Giants ended up with a 19-14 loss to show for their efforts.

Green Bay Packers
When the playoff schedule comes out, you've been accustomed to seeing Green Bay listed in the mix. Well, that hasn't happened in the last two years. With four games left the Packers had a 4-7-1 record and they fired Mike McCarthy. In his 13 years with the team, McCarthy led them to a 125-77-2 regular season record. They won the Super Bowl with him in the 2010 season, and made the playoffs 9 times (10-8 record).
Matt LaFleur became the new head coach and is off to a good start, with the Packers tied at 8-3 for the lead with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North Division.

Packers Offense
Even with the Packers finishing up last season with a 6-9-1 record, Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,442 yards. It was the second highest in his career, and he had 25 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions. Currently, he's thrown 18 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Despite what seems to be his frequent scrambling around from the pocket to extend plays, Rodgers has shown he is very accurate with the football. Rodgers is second in the NFL in completions and passing yards while scrambling.
Davante Adams was his top receiver last year, catching 111 passes including 13 of Rodgers 25 touchdown throws. Adams missed a number of games this year, and is still the team leader with 46 receptions. Dual purpose running back Jamaal Williams leads the team with 5 touchdown catches. Lead running back Aaron Jones has 11 rushing touchdowns, and is also a good receiver with 3 touchdown catches.

Packers Defense
The Packers did well in free agency, signing edge rushers Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith. Preston Smith leads the team with 10.5 sacks, and Za'Darius Smith has 10. While the defense is giving up more yards on the ground and in the air on average than last year, they tighten down when it really counts. Where opposing teams used to score on average 25 points a game, that's down to 22.
They are poor with their run defense, tackling the running back behind or at the line of scrimmage, and running backs have been breaking through for big gains before being tackled. Their other weakness seems to be covering the middle of the field, and opposing teams are using their tight ends to take advantage of that. They are lucky in that the Giants best pass catching tight ends won't be playing in this game.

Giants Offense
It would be great if the Giants could take advantage of the Packers run defense, which gives up an average 4.8 yards on rushing plays, but the Giants have not been running the ball particularity well. Saquon Barkley looked to move a bit better last week against Chicago, and managed to break off a 22 yard run. The offensive line would have a much easier job keeping the 49ers pass rush off Daniel Jones if they could rely on the running game, especially since the weather is not expected to be that good.
Just as in the Chicago game, Jones won't have top tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison available, and wide receiver Golden Tate is also out. Once again Tate and Sterling Shepard will not be on the field together. Jones has played well at times, but he keeps committing turnovers. It's too bad that he won't have all his tools available for this game.

Giants Defense
They are up against one of the best quarterbacks in the league. If you chase Aaron Rodgers out of the pocket, you almost seem to be playing into his schemes. He's smart enough to draw opposing linemen offside, rarely throws an interception, and completes nearly a third of his passes that travel 20 or more yards. The Giants have had some of their worst performances when quarterbacks throw deep. Jabrill Peppers will be out this game, but Julian Love looked good coming in last week to help out in the secondary.
Aside from what Rodgers can do with his arm, running back Aaron Jones is hard to bring down. Jones is averaging 4.2 yards a carry, and his 11 rushing touchdowns is one of the reasons the Packers are ranked third in the league in scoring touchdowns over two thirds of the time they are in the red zone. The Giants defense has actually shown some strength in that area, ranking seventh and allowing touchdowns less than half the time.

Green Bay has lost in two of their last three games, with both losses coming on the road. The Giants can only hope it's become habit forming as they will be hosting the Packers in this game. The Giants have their own habit to break, a bad one, losing seven straight games on the road or at home.
The last time these two teams played each other was in 2016. The Packers won both in Lambeau Field, one during the regular season, and another in an NFC Wild Card Game. The last time the Packers visited MetLife was 2013, and the Giants won that game. Giants fans at the game will be rooting for the 'home team wins' trend to continue.

NFC East Games
Thursday at 4:30pm Bills (8-3) at Cowboys (6-5). - Bills win 26-15, Bills (9-3), Cowboys (6-6).
Sunday at 1:00pm Packers (8-3) at Giants (2-9).
Sunday at 1:00pm Eagles (5-6) at Dolphins (2-9).
Sunday at 1:00pm Redskins (2-9) at Panthers (5-6).
The Cowboys and Eagles were the NFC East teams favored to win in these games.
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