9:30 AM Giants at Green Bay (London)
win over the Packers 27-22
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.
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!"
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.
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
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
| First Quarter
Mason Crosby Made 46 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 49 yards, 3:55
Allen Lazard Pass From Aaron Rodgers for 4 Yds, M.Crosby extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 5 plays, 60 yards, 2:15
Gano Made 48 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:10
Second Quarter |
Marcedes Lewis Pass From Aaron Rodgers for 2 Yds, M.Crosby extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 13 plays, 75 yards, 7:44
Daniel Bellinger 2 Yd Rush, G.Gano extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 11 plays,
86 yards, 6:10
Crosby Made 48 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 45 yards, 1:15
Third Quarter |
Gano Made 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 11 plays, 56 yards, 7:03
Fourth Quarter |
Gary Brightwell 2 Yd Rush, G.Gano extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 15 plays,
91 yards, 8:07
Saquon Barkley 2 Yd Rush, G.Gano extra point is GOOD
Drive info: 6 plays,
60 yards, 3:34
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
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