While I thought this big score was possible for the Green Bay Packers, I expected the Giants would avoid turnovers. Instead they coughed it up six times. And I expected a lot more fight from the Giants defense that was rolled by the Packers offense. Both teams were mediocre on special teams, and the Packers defense allowed some big pass plays, but overall the Packers were in control for nearly the entire game.
I'm having a hard time picking players for this week's poll. Even guys who had some bad plays (WR Jordy Nelson's fumble, CB Tramon Williams's long touchdown allowed to WR Mario Manningham) made up for it with some big positive plays of their own. Who stood out this week in your eyes? Here's who I went with.
QB Aaron Rodgers had time to throw and the Giants secondary seemed to be on their heels after Nelson torched them for an 80 yard touchdown reception. The result: 404 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and no interceptions. FB John Kuhn only had 29 yards of total offense, but he scored three touchdowns. Of all the great players on defense, I went with LB Clay Matthews because he forced a fumble and was in the backfield for most of the game. FS Nick Collins had two pass defenses and an interception, but he seemed to play a big part in preventing the long plays after the two long touchdown passes.