With two interceptions in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants – both by cornerback Janoris Jenkins – Rodgers was ensured of his first multiple-interception game since October 11, 2015.
The Green Bay Packers will come into this game quite fresh. Prior to Green Bay’s 2012 home playoff loss to the Giants, their previous encounter four years earlier was another contest hosted at Lambeau Field, the 2008 NFC Championship Game.
Rodgers still has yet to throw for more than 213 yards in a game, but he did have four touchdown passes and completed more than 60 percent of his attempts for the first time in the home opener against Detroit.
Damarious Randall has been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Giants.
The Packers’ defense has played well this season. A loss to the Giants wouldn’t derail the Packers season, but it would make the trail towards an NFC North title a lot more hard. The most notable line on the stat sheet came to Odell Beckham Jr., whose 23 yards on Monday was the lowest yardage output in his young career.
McAdoo’s history with Green Bay offers a unique perspective on the matchup.
Cobb had nine catches for 108 yards, but took a big shot before the two-minute warning. There’s nothing like the comfort of sleeping in your own bed, eating your favorite meal and getting ready in your own locker room to get you off on the right foot for a game. And he can’t ask for much better of an opportunity to light it up for his fantasy team owners than he will in Green Bay, where he and Big Blue are facing a weak and banged-up secondary and will have to pass to match Aaron Rodgers and Co.
Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins had two interceptions in the first half, one coming on third-and-6 at the Giants 21 after a pass deflected off Nelson’s hands. The short-handed Green Bay defense had the daunting challenge of slowing the veteran Manning, the explosive Beckham and a powerful NY offense. He won’t get a better opportunity than Sunday’s matchup with the Packers. Then Manning fumbled while being sacked by Kyler Fackrell, with Kenny Clark recovering the ball for Green Bay on the Giants’ 31 with 1:15 left.
It has been since 2011 that the Packers have been able to defeat the Giants.
Their former MVP quarterback was not himself, but still led his side to a comfortable 23-16 win over the Giants.
The Giants opened the season with two straight victories. Eddie Lacy had a nice outing with 17 carries for 103 yards.
Rodgers has had a surprisingly quiet start the season, averaging 205.7 yards passing per game. The Packers are looking up at the Vikings, who are 4-0 and look as strong as any team in the NFL.
Afterward, my job was to pen a column on how Eli Manning, not Favre, was the quarterback from down South who conquered the cold and led his team to the Super Bowl.