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Nov 17, 4:25pm - Packers at Giants
Game 10
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Giants win over the Packers 27-13.
Eli Manning was 25 of 35 for 239 yards and 1 TD and 1 INT.
Andre Brown rushed for 66 yards on 18 carries and had 3 catches for 27 yards.
Brandon Jacobs rushed for 9 yards on 5 carries and 1 TD.
Victor Cruz caught 8 passes for 110 yards.
Hakeem Nicks caught 4 passes for 50 yards.
Rueben Randle caught 3 passes for 37 yards and 1 TD.
Brandon Myers caught 3 passes for 32 yards.
Jerrel Jernigan caught 2 passes for 21 yards.
John Conner caught 2 passes for 2 yards.
Jason Pierre-Paul had 1 INT and and returned it for 1 TD.
Jon Beason and Antrel Rolle each had interceptions.

Josh Brown kicked fields goals of 40 and 28 yards.

Game Notes:
"Everyone at the stadium was hoping to see the Giants continue their winning streak. The Giants had an edge because Aaron Rodgers wasn't playing today and they were starting a new quarterback in his place. It was a nice day and compared to some other games, where the home crowd was just getting settled in and sees some horrific play unfold, this one started out good. On their second series Eli Manning hit with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle and the defense was hanging tough on the Packers top running back Eddie Lacy. By the end of the first quarter the Giants were up 7-0.
In the second quarter the Giants took the score to 10-0 with a 40-yard Josh Brown field goal. With the Giants stopping their running game, the Packers realized they'd have to rely more on their new starting quarterback. Scott Tolzien came through with two big passes and his drive ended with a field goal to put the score at 10-3. The Giants were about to make things right, but then Manning was intercepted at the Packers 11 yard line. I was thinking, 'OK here we go again', but nothing happened on that Green Bay drive or the one after that by the Giants. Then with less than about a minute to go, Tolzien hit on two nice passes and the Packers were able to make it 10-6 with a real long 57-yard field goal.
I know the Giants like to make things exciting, but I was hoping they would put some distance between them and the Packers in the third quarter and was happy when they did. Tolzien completed another long pass, but then threw his first interception. The Giants went up 13-6 with a field goal. Tolzien completed a few more long passes, but they still had to punt. The Giants scored a touchdown on their next drive when Brandon Jacobs took it in from the one yard line and the Giants were leading 20-6. Tolzien got the ball back and once again hit big with an 18 yard pass. That was nothing, because next he completed a 52 yard pass.
A few plays later they had a touchdown and it was once again a one score game with the Giants leading 20-13 early in the fourth quarter. That must have fired up the Packer defense because they came up with two sacks on Manning's next drive and his offense was three and out. That's when Jason Pierre-Paul ended the nonsense of an inexperienced quarterback killing the Giants dream of having a shot at their comeback season. JPP jumped up and intercepted Tolzien's next pass and took it in for a touchdown. The fans went wild, the Giants were up 27-13 and that became the final score. I'm really looking forward to the Cowboys game next week."

Game Notes:
"With Aaron Rodgers out and Green Bay forced to field a quarterback making his first start, the Giants went all out on stopping the run. Eddie Lacy ranks eighth in the NFL in rushing with a 4.2 yard average, but they accomplished their task. The defense held Lacy to just 27 yards on 14 carries, although one was a 4 yard touchdown. They were probably caught short by some of the passes thrown by Scott Tolzien who they had basically dared to beat them with his arm.
Tolzien tried to and he spread out 52, 45, 29, 26, 19, and 16 yarders to six different receivers. Overall he completed 24 of his 34 passes for 339 yards, but also threw the obligatory' new kid on the block' interceptions. Three were snared by Jon Beason, Antrel Rolle, and Jason Pierre-Paul who took his in for a touchdown.
Rueben Randle did a nice job on a punt return taking it back 32 yards. He also caught all three passes Eli Manning threw his way and one was a touchdown. Victor Cruz was Manning's main target catching 8 passes for 110 yards. Hakeem Nicks caught 4 for 50 yards, but still has no touchdowns on the season. Nicks left the field at one point for some reason and his replacement, Louis Murphy, messed up on a play that cost Manning an interception.
Andre Brown provided nearly all the running for the team going 66 yards on 18 carries. Brandon Jacobs ran the ball only 5 times, but he made them count. Jacobs ran the ball twice on fourth-and-one situations and converted on both, and he also ran for a touchdown from the one yard line.
So now the Giants are on a four-game winning streak and they sit just a game and a half behind the Eagles, and one game behind the Cowboys in the NFC East. If the Giants feel they have the right stuff to keep up they really need to show it next week when they play the Cowboys."

First Quarter
Play: Rueben Randle 26 yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 5:34
Drive: 5 plays, 42 yards in 2:57
New York 7-0
Second Quarter

Play: Josh Brown 40 yard field goal, 14:03
Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards in 4:56
New York 10-0

Play: Mason Crosby 24 yard field goal, 10:21
Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards in 3:42
New York 10-3

Play: Mason Crosby 57 yard field goal, 0:00
Drive: 4 plays, 24 yards in 0:43
New York 10-6

Third Quarter

Play: Josh Brown 28 yd FG, 10:06
Drive: 5 plays, 40 yards in 2:10
New York 13-6
Play: Brandon Jacobs 1 yd run (Josh Brown kick), 0:25
Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards in 6:07
New York 20-6

Fourth Quarter

Play: Eddie Lacy 4 yd run (Mason Crosby kick), 12:43
Drive: 5 plays, 83 yards in 2:42
New York 20-13

Play: Jason Pierre-Paul 24 yd interception return (Josh Brown kick), 10:49
Drive: 0 play, 0 yard
New York 27-13

Giants are the first team in the NFC East to win 4 straight games.

Giants Eli Manning has thrown a league-leading 17 interceptions.

Giants have allowed just two defensive touchdowns in the last 18 quarters.

Packers 57-yard field goal was the longest ever against the Giants.

Packers have not lost three games in a row since Aaron Rodgers' first year as a starter (2008).

Packers Scott Tolzien was the third different Packers starting quarterback in the past 13 days.
Before that only had three different starters in the past 21 years..

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