Updated: Dec 4, 2019
It was well known that inclement weather was going to be a big factor coming into Sunday’s match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants.
In the quarterback duel of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones, the clear advantage on the afternoon went to the 14-year-veteran Rodgers.
Rodgers finished the day with 243 yards and four touchdown passes as the Packers defeated the New York Giants 31-13.
The four TDs were the second most he’s thrown in a game this season, only behind his five TD performance against the Oakland Raiders on October 20th.
Rodgers was in sync with his favorite target WR Davante Adams, who finished the day with a team-high six catches on 10 targets for 64 yards and two touchdowns, his first multi-touchdown game of the season.
It was a great sign for Adams, who missed four games earlier in the season with an injury after having 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns in a breakout season last year.
For Jones, it was a struggle all day long as he finished with 240 yards and three interceptions on the afternoon.
Turnovers continue to be the Achilles heal for Jones. The rookie QB now has 21 turnovers on the season, second most in the league only behind Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston who has 24. It’ll be a focal point for Jones the rest of the season and in the offseason to limit and eventually fix the amount of mistakes going forward.
On a positive note, Giants Star RB Saquon Barkley looked back to him old self, posting 83 yards on 19 carries and added three catches for 32 yards on Sunday.
Even though they trailed all afternoon, the Giants did not shy away from giving Barkley the rock throughout all four quarters. It was an encouraging sign as it was the most yards the star RB has had since week two against the Buffalo Bills when he posted 107 rushing yards.
For the Packers, the win moves them to 9-3 on the season and first place in the NFC North for now as they await the result of the division rival Minnesota Vikings, who are 8-3 and play the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The division will most likely come down to the week 16 matchup between the two teams on MNF in Minnesota.
On the other side, 2019 continues to be a disastrous season for the Giants who are now 2-10. The team has now lost eight straight games with its last win coming back in week four against the Redskins.
With the loss, the Giants almost all but locked up a top five or better pick for the 2020 NFL Draft. In dire need of help on both sides of the ball, look one of the top options the G-Men should go after is Ohio State superstar DE Chase Young. Young, considered the premier defensive player in all of college football, has recorded 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in 2019. He’d be an immediate boost on the defensive line for the Giants, who rank ninth worst in the NFL with only 26 sacks on the season.