The Giants’ eight-hour flight residence from London on Sunday was made simpler by their 27-22 win over the Packers. Whereas coaches and gamers recuperate and get their physique clocks recalibrated, right here’s a last evaluation of essentially the most spectacular win of the season by the now 4-1 Giants:
Shutting down a four-time MVP
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sliced and diced the Giants protection within the first half, finishing 18-of-24 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns as Inexperienced Bay constructed a 20-10 lead. Rodgers did a lot of his injury on fast passes to the flats, making the most of the off-coverage performed by Giants cornerbacks.
Rodgers usually makes changes on the line to these varieties of passes primarily based on the protection. The Giants had been guarding in opposition to giving up massive performs, so the trade-off was dying by 1,000,000 paper cuts within the first half.
The Giants combined in additional press-coverage within the second half, however they didn’t drastically alter their method. As an alternative, it appeared like Rodgers was the one who modified. Forcing the ball downfield with extra frequency, Rodgers accomplished simply 7-of-15 passes for 76 yards because the Packers’ offense was shut out after halftime.
Rodgers understandably focused inexperienced cornerback Nick McCloud, who changed prime nook Adoree’ Jackson (knee/neck) after halftime.