TV Schedule: Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: High 56, Low 49
Line: New York (-6)
Many people have deemed the Green Bay Packers season ‘over’ after the injury that Aaron Rodgers suffered two weeks ago that could set him out for over a month or more. If this team can’t get any production in the pass game, they will struggle in weeks to come until Rodgers does make a comeback. Prior to his injury, Rodgers passed for 2,218 yards and 15 touchdowns but Seneca Wallace replaced him before suffering an injury of his own and it looks like the team is looking at add Matt Flynn once again and give him a chance. Jordy Nelson has been the top wide out for the Packers, catching 49 passes for 772 yards and seven scores in the depleted receiving corps. Eddie Lacy has been great in the run game as the rookie has rushed for 669 yards and four touchdowns on the year.
On the other side of the field, the New York Giants are looking like a team that is playing for just pride at the moment. While they started the season winless through six games and looked awful through most of the season thus far, they are still 3-6 and not completely out of the playoff race in the very weak NFC East. Eli Manning has had one of his worst seasons as a pro quarterback thus far, passing for 2,307 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season while throwing double-digit interceptions. Victor Cruz has been solid this season despite Manning’s struggles, catching 50 passes for 714 yards and four touchdowns. The run game of the Giants, however, has been anything but solid, ranking 29th in the league in rushing yards per game.
Defensively, the Packers rank 18th in the league in total yards allowed per game and 15th in points allowed per game — they are the model of an average defensive unit. The Giants have improved mightily since the beginning of the season, ranking 12th in total yards allowed and 11th in both passing and rushing yards allowed per game.
PREDICTION: Packers 21, Giants 24