The Giants were six point favorites in their week 11 match up against the Green Bay Packers, but they won by a margin of nearly double that. The Packers came into the MetLife Stadium looking for a win, but will leave with nothing but a loss, with the final score of 27-14 in favor of New York.
The Giants victory on Sunday was their fourth straight, while Green Bay’s loss was their third consecutive. The Packers have lost three game so far since losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collar bone.
Offensively for the Giants, it was a pretty good night. Quarterback Eli Manning completed 25 of 35 passes for 279 yards; he also threw one touchdown and one interception.
Andre Brown, who returned on the field for his second start this season, rushed 18 times for 66 yards. Victor Cruz led all Giants receivers, catching eight balls for 110 yards, but couldn’t find the end zone.
For the Packers, Scott Tolzien was making his first NFL start behind center, filling in for Aaron Rodgers who missed yet another game. Tolzien was 24 for 34 on the night, throwing for 339 yards. He threw no touchdowns, but had three interceptions, one of which was caught by Jason Pierre-Paul, who ran it in for defensive touchdown.
Eddy Lacy led Green Bay’s rushing core with 14 carries for a mere 27 yards, however, he got a touchdown on a four yard run. Jordy Nelson led all receivers in the game with 8 receptions for 117 yards.
The Giants are on an evident hot streak, and it seems like they have hit it at just the right time. They are currently 4-6, but not out of the race for the NFC East division title, as odd as that may sound. They will host the 5-5 Dallas Cowboys, who will be coming off a bye,next Sunday.
The struggling Packers will look to bounce back from another disappointing performance when they take on the 2-8 Minnesota Vikings, who have been dealing with their own struggles all season.