The season started off with so much promise for the New York Giants. But with a trip to Green Bay to take on the Packers in week five, the team could be looking at an under .500 record following the conclusion of this game. The 2-2 Giants suffered their second straight loss last week on Monday night, as they lost to the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 24-10. The Packers had week four off, and return fully re-charged after a win in week three against the Detroit Lions.
The Giants opened the season with two straight victories. But then they suffered losses to the Redskins at home, and the Vikings on the road. Now they need to go into Lambeau Field against a fresh Packers team, while they are coming off a short week. They made some serious improvements to the defense over the offseason, but it has not shown in the last two weeks. They started the season so well, but the prior two weeks they gave up 29 and 24 points. Odell Beckham Jr has been an attitude problem the last couple weeks, as defenders have been getting in his head. The team is going to need him to have his head on his shoulders if they want to win this game. Given his attitude after last week’s game, I would not have much faith in that.
The Packers are led by Aaron Rodgers, who has shown he still has it. Rodgers knows how to put up points, and he will likely be attacking the Giants secondary this week. While he does that, Eddie Lacy will be pounding the rock on the ground. The team has multiple ways to score against the Giants revamped defense and having the extra week to prepare. I expect the, to do just that.
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Line: GB -7.5, O/U: 48
Pick: Packers and the Over
Result: GB 23 – NYG 16, Giants and the under