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Giants giving Packers a fight in the Meadowlands

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The Giants defense got challenged by coordinator Perry Fewell after last week’s humiliating performance in New Orleans and they’ve responded with a stronger performance.

Of course, playing the Packers means that a strong half gets you a four-point halftime deficit. Aaron Rodgers hit a wide-open Donald Driver with 70 seconds to go in the half to give the Pack a 21-17 lead. It came at the end of a drive that saw Rodgers use his feet to escape danger from a resurgent Giants pass rush more than once to move the chains and get the Packers into scoring position.

The defense has had to do a lot of heavy lifting because of a pair of Eli Manning turnovers. He threw a terrible ball that Clay Matthews picked off for a touchdown and Matthews then forced a fumble just before halftime. B.J. Raji recovered it near midfield after both teams stood around thinking it was an incomplete pass despite never hearing a whistle. The Giants don’t have the margin for error in this game or in their season to make such mistakes.

Manning has had his good moments as well, including a 67-yard touchdown to Travis Beckum that opened up the scoring. Victor Cruz also continued his breakout season with several big plays and they’ll need more of the same in the second half to pull off the upset. The defense will also have to keep up their play, something that could be more difficult after safety Kenny Phillips left the game with a knee sprain.

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18 Responses to “Giants giving Packers a fight in the Meadowlands”
  1. jessethegreat says: Dec 4, 2011 6:32 PM

    They can give it a fight all they want, Green Bay is not going to lose this game. Plain and simple, they want it more than the Giants.

  2. cletusvandam says: Dec 4, 2011 7:07 PM

    Wow, the officials aren’t even trying to hide the biased calls in GB’s favor. The NFL must really want an undefeated team.

  3. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 4, 2011 7:36 PM

    And the Giants would have a chance to win if it weren’t for the refs giving Green Bay all those out-of-bounds catches. Kind of like how they called it so one-sided for GB on Thanksgiving.

    But hey, gotta keep Rodgers looking good and the winning streak continued, huh?

  4. gcsuk says: Dec 4, 2011 7:49 PM

    jessethegreat says:
    Dec 4, 2011 6:32 PM
    They can give it a fight all they want, Green Bay is not going to lose this game. Plain and simple, they want it more than the Giants.
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    Oh yeah, the Giants don’t care. Means nothing to them.

    Stupid comment, Jesse.

  5. kingcarlbanks says: Dec 4, 2011 7:52 PM

    Proud of My Gmen. They played their hearts out just came up sort. Packers haven’t been pushed that hard since week 1. Plus they can still win the division If they play the rest of the season like they played today. Thanks Arizona!

  6. orangeflh says: Dec 4, 2011 7:53 PM

    When a Giant calls fair catch and still advances the ball 16 yards, that’s a bad call, alright, but not in GB’s favor.

    Or when Pierre-Price used leverage to get up on the missed field goal and it wasn’t called, that too was a bad call; also not in GB’s favor.

    Quit crying.

  7. axespray says: Dec 4, 2011 7:53 PM

    jessethegreat says:Dec 4, 2011 6:32 PM
    “They can give it a fight all they want, Green Bay is not going to lose this game. Plain and simple, they want it more than the Giants.”

    truth, but since everyone hates on the successful teams, they’re gonna thumb you down for supporting your team in a tough game.

  8. thehatefulnerd says: Dec 4, 2011 7:59 PM

    Also didn’t care for the uncalled clip against Quarless, who had to be carried off the field afterward.

  9. rtmus53 says: Dec 4, 2011 8:00 PM

    jessethegreat says:
    Dec 4, 2011 6:32 PM
    They can give it a fight all they want, Green Bay is not going to lose this game. Plain and simple, they want it more than the Giants.
    ———————————————————
    Oh yeah, the Giants don’t care. Means nothing to them.

    Stupid comment, Jesse.

    looks like Jesse was right….

  10. gwahknows says: Dec 4, 2011 8:00 PM

    Too many drops today from the Packer’s recievers but came through on the road for a tough win….Great football game….Jermichael Finley will not be re-signed next year…GO PACK!

  11. gcsuk says: Dec 4, 2011 8:04 PM

    orangeflh says:
    Dec 4, 2011 7:53 PM
    When a Giant calls fair catch and still advances the ball 16 yards, that’s a bad call, alright, but not in GB’s favor.

    Or when Pierre-Price used leverage to get up on the missed field goal and it wasn’t called, that too was a bad call; also not in GB’s favor.

    Quit crying.

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    As usual, there were bad calls on both sides. I’m not going to sit here and bemoan the officiating for the Giants loss. They just left too much time on the clock at the end. Great game. Can’t hate the Packers for being dominant this year.

  12. bittersportspills says: Dec 4, 2011 8:05 PM

    Say what you want about the Packers and getting calls, but those two passes by Rodgers to start the final drive were greatness.

    It was nice to see Green Bay get pressed in a game (finally), but respond in a way that revealed the possibility of greatness.

  13. uwsptke says: Dec 4, 2011 8:06 PM

    cletusvandam says:
    Dec 4, 2011 7:07 PM
    Wow, the officials aren’t even trying to hide the biased calls in GB’s favor. The NFL must really want an undefeated team.

    ==================

    I’ll say it again, because my first comment was deleted for some reason: What game were you watching?

  14. cletusvandam says: Dec 4, 2011 8:20 PM

    uwsptke says:
    Dec 4, 2011 8:06 PM
    cletusvandam says:
    Dec 4, 2011 7:07 PM
    Wow, the officials aren’t even trying to hide the biased calls in GB’s favor. The NFL must really want an undefeated team.

    ==================

    I’ll say it again, because my first comment was deleted for some reason: What game were you watching?

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    That TD catch where Jennings obviously never had control, but they let it stand was the most obvious one. I guess the Calvin Johnson rule only applies to Calvin Johnson.

  15. gcsuk says: Dec 4, 2011 8:25 PM

    uwsptke says:
    Dec 4, 2011 8:06 PM
    cletusvandam says:
    Dec 4, 2011 7:07 PM
    Wow, the officials aren’t even trying to hide the biased calls in GB’s favor. The NFL must really want an undefeated team.

    ==================

    I’ll say it again, because my first comment was deleted for some reason: What game were you watching?
    ———————————————————-
    He’s probably referring to the Jenning “touchdown” without possession, and the “illegal contact” on Jermichael “where’s the Flag?” Finley.

    That being said, bad calls on both sides. Easily one of the worst officiated games I’ve seen in a while.

  16. jessethegreat says: Dec 4, 2011 10:26 PM

    Losers always make up excuses for why the other team won. Giants fans (for the most part, although there are a few of you that are gracious in defeat) are no exception to the rule.

  17. packerbacker12 says: Dec 4, 2011 11:30 PM

    “That TD catch where Jennings obviously never had control, but they let it stand was the most obvious one. I guess the Calvin Johnson rule only applies to Calvin Johnson.”

    No there is a difference between the two. Calvin Johnson was going to the ground. Greg Jennings was stepping out of bounds.

  18. beltmerica says: Dec 5, 2011 2:32 AM

    Hey cletus, don’t make ignorant comments on rules you clearly don’t understand. 12-0

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