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Oct 9, 9:30 AM Giants at Green Bay (London)
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Giants win over the Packers 27-22

"The Giants were the underdogs for this game, but there were some things going for them. They didn't have to face the Packers in Lambeau Field. Also the Giants had played two games in London (won both), and the Packers would be a team traveling there for the first time. I figured the crowd would be pretty even, but as it turned out, there were a lot of supporting fans out there rooting for Green Bay.
The first quarter belonged to the Packers, and they had a 10-0 lead before the Giants managed to do better than twice going 3-and-out. On their next drive Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal. Green Bay took their time on their next turn for close to 8 minutes, and made it 17-3 midway through the second quarter.
The Giants showed they had some life and came right back with a touchdown close to the end of the half. It was exciting to watch them come up with a double reverse play where tight end Daniel Bellinger ended up running the ball in for the score. It was a downer when Aaron Rodgers did what he does best. With little time left he got his team into field goal range, and their kicker made it a 20-10 score with his 48-yard field goal.
The Giants scored first in the second half with Gano kicking a 37-yard field goal after they controlled the ball for just over 7 minutes. The well rested defense kept Green Bay out of field goal range when Dexter Lawrence sacked Rodgers for a 6-yard loss. After the punt, the Giants offense took the field, and did what they did earlier. They controlled the ball for over 8 minutes until running back Gary Brightwell finished things off with a 2-yard touchdown run to tie the score at 20-20.
The broadcast crew showed that Aaron Rodgers impersonator they feature at times, and switched to the real Rodgers, and neither looked too happy at that point, but I sure was. The Giants defense quickly got the Packers off the field with a 3-and-out, and before long Saquon Barkley had a 2-yard rushing touchdown to put the Giants up 27-20.
Rodgers got things going this time, and was down to the Giants 6-yard line when he threw an incomplete pass on third down. That made it a 4th-and-1 with 1:05 left to play. The defense blitzed Rodgers, and his pass was broken up by Xavier McKinney, turning the ball over on downs.
Green Bay still had two timeouts, and the Giants killed the clock as much as they could before
Jamie Gillan went back to punt, and stepped out of the end zone for an intentional safety. After the free kick, the Packers had only 7 seconds to work with. There was a false start before Rodgers was sacked on the game’s final play by linebacker Oshane Ximines. The Giants were underdogs, but ended up leaving London as the top dog with a 27-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Way to go Giants!"

"The Giants put on a show today. They didn't get off to a strong start, and by halftime were trailing 20-10. The offense showed some spark, and after scoring their field goal, scored a touchdown with some innovative plays. It included a direct snap to Saquon Barkley who took it downfield for 40 yards. That was followed by Daniel Jones completing a 10-yard pass to Darius Slayton. Two plays later, after taking a sack on a 3rd-and-13, Jones threw a 15-yard pass to wide receiver Richie James.
Soon on a 3rd-and-9 at the Packers 15-yard line, Jones again threw a 10-yard completion to Slayton. Two plays later, Jones handed the ball off to Barkley, who then flipped it to tight end Daniel Bellinger, who had the option to throw it back to Jones or to the end zone. Bellinger looked around and decided to keep the ball, and he scrambled past the defense to the end zone for a touchdown.
The defense meanwhile, had allowed Green Bay to score on four of their five drives in the first half. There were no sacks on Aaron Rodgers, who had thrown 2 touchdowns, and running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon were averaging over 5 yards a carry. The Giants were living up to their record average, which showed going into this game they had been outscored 34-23 in the first half. It also showed they had outscored opponents 53-37 in the second half, and they actually did much better than that. The Giants came up with 17 points, and shut out the Green Bay offense for the whole second half
The Giants were playing with a depleted group of receivers, and Jones was 21-of-27 for 217 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Playing through his ankle injury, Jones was also able to run the ball 10 times for 37 yards. Barkley had to leave the game for a time in the second half, and finished with 13 carries for 70 yards, and he caught three passes for 36 yards. Darius Slayton, who came into this game having just one catch this season, missed on only one pass, and led the receivers with six catches (5 first downs) for 79 yards.
The Giants had to rule out seven players for this game due to injuries, but managed to come up with a 27-22 win over the Green Bay Packers. Their record is 4-1 on the season, and they are 3-0 in London. The Giants will be hoping to get some players back in time for their next game at home, when they host the Baltimore Ravens."

First Quarter

Play: Mason Crosby Made 46 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 49 yards, 3:55
Packers 3-0
Play: Allen Lazard Pass From Aaron Rodgers for 4 Yds, M.Crosby extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 5 plays, 60 yards, 2:15
Packers 10-0
Play: Graham Gano Made 48 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:10
Packers 10-3

Second Quarter

Play: Marcedes Lewis Pass From Aaron Rodgers for 2 Yds, M.Crosby extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 13 plays, 75 yards, 7:44
Packers 17-3
Play: Daniel Bellinger 2 Yd Rush, G.Gano extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 11 plays, 86 yards, 6:10
Packers 17-10
Play: Mason Crosby Made 48 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yards, 1:15
Packers 20-10

Third Quarter

Play: Graham Gano Made 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 56 yards, 7:03
Packers 20-13

Fourth Quarter

Play: Gary Brightwell 2 Yd Rush, G.Gano extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 15 plays, 91 yards, 8:07
Tied 20-20
Play: Saquon Barkley 2 Yd Rush, G.Gano extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:34
Giants 27-20
Play: Jamie Gillan Rush rush for a loss of 3 Yds and ran out of the End Zone - Safety
Drive info: 4 plays, -7 yards, 0:51
Giants 27-22

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