The Packers lost a very disappointing game to the Giants on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 27-22, after playing well in the first half. They were unable to score offensively in the second half and allowed a lead to slip away.
The defeat dropped the Packers’ record to 3-2. The Giants now have a 4-1 record. Two touchdown throws from Aaron Rodgers to TE Marcedes Lewis and WR Allen Lazard gave Green Bay a 17-3 lead in the second quarter.
The Packers went up 20-10 at the half after Mason Crosby’s successful 48-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the half.
However, the Giants strung together systematic scoring runs to score 17 straight points for a 27-20 lead in the second half. and the Packer’s final opportunity was lost within the New York 10-yard line. With little over a minute left, Rodgers faced third-and-2 from the 7, but two passes were batted away at the line of scrimmage, forcing him to turn the ball over on downs. The Packers were unable to execute the Hail Mary following the free kick because Rodgers’ arm was hit while he was attempting to heave it. The Giants gave themselves as much time as possible before taking safety out of punt formation.
Rodgers completed 25 out of 39 passes for 222 yards, two touchdowns, and a 96.3 rating. Lazard added four grabs for 35 yards and a touchdown to Randall Cobb’s seven catches for 99 yards from the wide receiver. RB AJ Dillon had six carries for 34 yards while RB Aaron Jones had 13 carries for 63 yards. QB Daniel Jones for the Giants completed 21 of 27 passes for 217 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 100.2 passer rating.
As well, RB Saquon Barkley scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter on 13 carries for 70 yards. For a total of 36 yards, he tallied three catches. Darius Slayton led the Giants in receiving with six catches for 79 yards.
The Giants won the toss and chose to defer. Christian Watson, a rookie receiver, returned the first kickoff 18 yards. With a third-and-8 situation, quarterback Aaron Rodgers bought time in the pocket before hitting Randall Cobb for a 35-yard completion with a rocket down the middle.