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Packers grind out long drive for early lead over Giants

Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb catches a pass in front of New York Giants' Leon Hall during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) AP

The Giants spent a lot of money on their defense this offseason, and decided to test it early on.

In the short term, it didn’t work.

After winning the toss and deferring to the second half, the Giants gave up a long touchdown drive to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to fall into a 7-0 hole on Sunday Night Football.

The Packers used their bye week to mix up their personnel, changing snap-by-snap to different groupings, from three-wide on the first snap to a heavy package on the second.

It helped them grind out a 16-play, 75-yard drive, which chewed up eight minutes and 42 seconds of clock before the Giants ever touched the ball. A short pass to Jordy Nelson capped it, but Rodgers was orchestrating things well early, showing what they’re capable of as an offense.

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18 Responses to “Packers grind out long drive for early lead over Giants”
  1. philcodean says: Oct 9, 2016 8:52 PM

    Not wise to defer and put the ball in the hands of Rodgers. Jordy….simply the best.

  2. tjacks7 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:56 PM

    Gotta love these announcers making a big deal of Nelson’s return correcting all of the Packers problems and boosting their offense all the way up to 29th in the league.

  3. GenXJay says: Oct 9, 2016 8:57 PM

    Anyone know how to friend request Wisc. fav. son, Jeff be Dahmed? My favorite “packer backer”.

  4. tjacks7 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:07 PM

    philcodean says:

    Not wise to defer and put the ball in the hands of Rodgers. Jordy….simply the best.

    Lol.

  5. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:18 PM

    whats the big seal about deferring? giants would have had the ball for a whole 97 seconds.. so even if they took the kickoff they would have punted 97 seconds later

  6. jimmysee says: Oct 9, 2016 9:22 PM

    Score and grind the clock — good strategy.

  7. tjacks7 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:27 PM

    Precious Aaron tried to make a tackle and got run over. Lol, that’s a penalty now?

  8. codythao35 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:37 PM

    Who’s the king of the north? I’m sure Packer fans would say it’s the Packers. Not even close, Bill Coherd said earlier that Packers are done owning the north when Vikings eat up the Texans today.

  9. codythao35 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:39 PM

    Good luck chasing the Vikings, maybe chasing to be in the bottom.

  10. philcodean says: Oct 9, 2016 9:40 PM

    Dare I say the Pack is defending the Giants better than any other team the G-men have faced this year? Lots of young players get a great opportunity tonight and are making the most of it.

  11. codythao35 says: Oct 9, 2016 9:40 PM

    Good luck chasing the Vikings, maybe chasing to be in the bottom of the north.

  12. jackedupboonie says: Oct 9, 2016 9:43 PM

    Another great appearance by confused Eli. These road showings are killing national TV games. Pat the Giants on the back, they showed up with enough guys to field a team. Other than that, boring losing football and Giants will be like this til Manning decides to retire.

  13. pkrlvr says: Oct 9, 2016 9:50 PM

    Didn’t even bother to read these comments considering who is making them. We need some troll spray….

  14. codythao35 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:05 PM

    Rodgers throwing 2 int, probably thinking about Olivia Munn too much. Lol

  15. codythao35 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:08 PM

    Where is Olivia Munn, Rodgers?

  16. The Almighty Cabbage says: Oct 9, 2016 10:14 PM

    And the little purple doggy still sits on the porch, yip-yapping at the big dog walking by.

    Yip-yap, little doggy! Yip-yap!

  17. tjacks7 says: Oct 9, 2016 10:53 PM

    Hey, someone has to come in 2nd place in the NFCN. Might as well be the Packers if it’s not the Lions.

  18. truthbetold109 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:53 AM

    tjacks7 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 9:27 PM
    Precious Aaron tried to make a tackle and got run over. Lol, that’s a penalty now?
    _______________________________

    Packer’s have owned the Vikings for so long their fans still have to come troll their articles. Here is a hint boys, when you win, act like you have been there before.

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