Saturday, October 8, 2016

Packers vs Giants Game Preview | Ticket King Green Bay

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The Green Bay Packers are coming off an early bye week at 2-1, with only one good half of football to show for it. This week, they get the 2-2 New York Giants, who are coming off a loss against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Aaron Rodgers hasn't looked right in a long time. In less than one year he has gone from MVP to league-average. If the Packers are going anywhere, he needs to pick it up. Eddie had a strong second half against Detroit two weeks ago. In fact, Eddie Lacy ended up with his first 100-yard rushing game since the middle of last season as a result. Through three games this season, his carries have been limited for some reason. Perhaps they are trying to keep his numbers down until he gets a contract extension? Unlikely though. More likely they are trying to keep him fresh, without risking losing games as a result. Remember, running backs have short shelf life.

“Will somebody for get open for crying out loud!” Says just about every Packers fan. We know, Jordy Nelson had a 100-yard receiving game two weeks ago. But to some he looked less than impressive doing so, and it was against the worst secondary in the league. As we said, Aaron needs to play better, but pass catchers getting open would help. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Jared Abbrederis, Trevor Davis, Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis, Jared Cook, Richard Rodgers, somebody, anybody, needs to get open.

Can the pass rush get to Eli Manning? Eli Manning has been two different quarterbacks his entire career. He is able to pick up the stunt blitz very well, but he has issues against the delayed blitz. To make a long story short, when he is getting hit, he looks like the worst quarterback in the league. When he isn't, he can go toe to toe with anyone any day of the week.

Can the Packers secondary hold up? Sam Shields will miss another game because of that concussion, and from what we understand, his career may need to come to an end because of it. Add to that Damarious Randall is questionable. They have the makings for some serious problems back there. If the secondary can hold up, then the Packers should be able to win this game.

Final Score: Right now all we have is one good half of football against maybe the worst defense in the league to go off of. But, the numbers tell us the Packers should win this game 27-17.