Packers Stomped Giants en Route to Ninth Win

On Sunday the Packers stomped the Giants 31 – 13, as Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes. The Packers defense helped out, by only allowing one touchdown in the game. Packer’s defensive backs; Kevin King, Tramon Williams, and rookie Darnell Savage all came away from the game with an interception. Giant’s rookie Daniel Jones threw a first-quarter touchdown to Sterling Shepard, then threw three interceptions. Two of which were garbage time interceptions, and forced throws.

What Does This Mean for the Packers?

The Packers move to 9 – 3 and maintain their throne in the NFC North. A position they’ve held since week one. The Packers are hoping for a Vikings loss to the Seahawks on Monday night so they have some breathing room at the top. Since the Packers lost to the 49ers on Monday night, no matter what record they finish, if it is below the 49ers or the same; the playoffs will run through San Francisco. The Packers hope to win out with an easy matchup next week against the Redskins. Then three back-to-back matchups against divisional opponents.

What Does This Mean for the Giants?

The Giants fall to 2 – 10 and maintain their sights on the draft. They currently hold the number two overall pick, but with the Bengals win on Sunday, they are very close to the number one pick. The Giants continue to wheel out Daniel Jones as a starter, with an improved offensive line, but with no weapons outside of Golden Tate, Evan Engram, and of course Saquon Barkley. Daniel Jones continues to struggle with turnovers as he tossed three interceptions on Sunday. He currently leads the league in fumbles with 15 but didn’t lose the ball this Sunday. He currently has 26 total turnovers and 20 total touchdowns and seems to be having a below-average rookie season for the sixth overall pick.

Standout Players

Obviously, Aaron Rodgers showed out this game tossing four touchdowns, and 243 yards. Kicker Aldrick Rosas hit two field goals for the Giants; one being extremely impressive from 45 yards in heavy snow. Packer’s star defensive tackle Kenny Clark totaled four total pressures and three running stops. PFF had his performance ranked 81.9, and third highest this year by any defensive packers player. Kenny Clark was a huge reason why the Packers stomped the Giants.

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Author: Peter McMaster

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