8:30 pm - Giants at Green Bay
lose to the Packers 23-16.
Eli Manning was 18 of 35 for 199 yards, and had
1 fumble and 1 TD.
Bobby Rainey rushed for 22 yards on 5 carries, and caught
6 passes for 52 yards.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 11 yards on 7 carries.
Perkins rushed for 9 yards on 2 carries, and caught 1 pass for 13 yards.
Beckham Jr. caught 5 passes for 56 yards and 1 TD.
Will Tye caught 2 passes
for 37 yards.
Jerell Adams caught 2 passes for 27 yards.
caught 2 passes for 14 yards.
Jenkins had 2 Interceptions.
Brown kicked 47, 41, and 30 yard field goals.
"Green Bay got the ball
first in this game, and they were making play after play while slowly moving the
ball down the field. Every time Aaron Rodgers needed something to keep a drive
going he was able to get it done. By the time Rodgers finally threw his two yard
touchdown pass, almost nine minutes were gone in the quarter. The Giants, on their
turn, went mostly no huddle, and after making one first down they were off the
field in about two minutes.
Next Green Bay had to start at their own eight
yard line, and once again the defense couldn't get them off the field. The first
quarter ended on a good note though. With a 3rd-and-6 on the Giants 21 yard line,
Rodgers rushed the play and caught the defense with 12 men on the field, but an
illegal shift on the offense resulted in a do over, so his touchdown pass didn't
count. Then Janoris Jenkins intercepted Rodgers on his next pass to end the quarter.
second quarter started with the Giants on the 7 yard line after an Ereck Flowers
holding penalty that also took away a nice 16 yard catch by Odell Beckham Jr.
After Bobby Rainey caught one, Beckham caught another for a first down. That was
followed of course by a false start by Bobby Hart. It didn't help matters, and
this drive ended with a punt. So far on two drives all the Giants had to show
was two first downs, and both on passes to Beckham.
When the defense forced
Green Bay three and out, and Will Tye took an Eli Manning pass for 27 yards downfield,
things were looking up. They came away with a field goal, but Green Bay followed
up with a touchdown to put them ahead 14-3. The Giants went nowhere, but Jenkins
stopped Rodgers once again with another interception. Another first down pass
to Beckham, and a short run by Bobby Rainey, got the Giants close enough to add
another field goal. With less than two minutes to go, Rodgers looked foolish when
three straight incomplete passes took only 24 seconds off the clock. The Giants
had almost a minute and a half left to help close the gap, but Manning was sacked
on the second play and fumbled the ball over. Green Bay went on to end the half
with another field goal and a 17-6 lead.
The Giants chipped away, adding another
field goal in the third quarter, and Green Bay added two more in the fourth. I
was really hoping when Manning hit Beckham for a touchdown to make it a 23-16
game, that they could bring it home this time, but that didn't happen. Green Bay
was able to kill the three minutes that were left to end the game. Overall it
was another disappointing game, with the same continuing problems, especially
for the offense. I don't know what to think any more."
"How is it possible that Victor Cruz had zero catches in this game? Well,
Eli Manning went to him on only two occasions, so you'd think that he was killing
it with Sterling Shepard and Odell Beckham Jr. They were targets a combined 19
times, but shared only 7 receptions for 70 yards and 1 touchdown. Now compare
that to the running backs, catching 7 of 8 of Manning's 8 throws for 65 yards.
This is the second game in a row where the Giants passing game has been stunted
while trying to use the best playmakers on the field for that job.
game also faltered. Orleans Darkwa had trouble carrying the main load in this
game compared to the last. On a positive
note, Bobby Rainy has been doing his part filling in for Shane Vereen. He's showing
that he can run with the ball, and make the catches as well. That goes the same
for Paul Perkins, though both have had limited attempts.
Manning was sacked
three times tonight, so adding it all up it looks like the offense needs a bit
of fixing. The thought last week was that they were a little bewildered by Minnesota
playing cover 2 defense. Of course they expected to see it again, and judging
at how they handled it, they can expect to see it a lot more.
As for the defense,
they couldn't get any real pressure on Aaron Rodgers who had plenty of time to
throw the ball. In the first quarter cornerback Janoris Jenkins did get the Giants
first takeaway of the season, and then added another interception in the second.
It's too bad Jenkins wasn't able to continue doing that, because overall the defense
couldn't get off the field. This was especially true on third downs, and they
gave up 147 yards on the ground. Going over all this it was almost surprising
that the Giants managed to make things interesting at the end. One touchdown in
the fourth quarter made it 23-16, so they trailed by just one score.
the defense took the field and they gave all they had left. Stopping Green Bay
on a third and ten would have given the offense one last shot, but Rodgers completed
a short pass. Randall Cobb broke tackles and took it 13 yards, and to the two
minute warning. The Giants had spent their time outs, so that was it. The best
I can say is that the Giants looked a little better in this loss than the others,
but that's not enough. Winning football games is what it's all about, and maybe
playing the Ravens in a home game next Sunday during daylight hours will give
them a boost."
Jordy Nelson 2 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason
Drive info: 16
plays, 75 yards, 8:42
Second Quarter |
Josh Brown 47 Yd Field Goal
info: 5 plays, 26 yards, 1:24
Davante Adams 29 Yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:20
Josh Brown 41 Yd Field Goal
info: 5 plays, 17 yards, 1:13
Mason Crosby 44 Yd Field Goal
info: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:15
| Third Quarter |
Josh Brown 30 Yd Field Goal
info: 9 plays, 41 yards, 4:43
| Fourth Quarter |
Mason Crosby 33 Yd Field Goal
info: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:46
Mason Crosby 25 Yd Field Goal
info: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:22
Odell Beckham Jr. 8 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Josh
Drive info: 10
plays, 63 yards, 3:45
have lost their last 7 games after trailing at halftime.
gained just 219 yards, their lowest total since 197 yards at Detroit in 2014.
Giants, with 20 or fewer points in 4 of 5 games, rank 27th in the NFL in that
Giants Odell Beckham Jr.
scored his first touchdown of the season with 2:54 left in the 4th quarter.
rookie tight end Jerell Adams had the first two catches of his career, for 27
Giants came up with 2 interceptions,
their first of the season, and both by Janoris Jenkins.
came away with 4 sacks, 3 on Eli Manning, and one on Beckham's failed trick play.Packers
16-play, 75-yard opening drive took up the first 8:42 of the game. It was the
team's longest scoring drive by time on the season that ended with a touchdown.
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