The Green Bay Packers improved to 3-1 on the young season last night, thanks to their 23-16 victory over the New York Giants at Lambeau Field. The Packers won in a manner that they have not in several years - the passing game was inconsistent, but the defense controlled the game and the running game broke off several nice runs on the way to a nearly 150-yard day.
Credit for this victory has to go to the Packers' players in the trenches, as they helped to ensure that the Giants' offense had no room or time to work all night long and that the New York defensive line barely got a sniff of Aaron Rodgers in the backfield. This might be the recipe that the Packers have to use to win games the rest of this year and though it's not one that fans are used to or that looks particularly pretty, it has so far been effective.
Packers' defense continues to roll with the punches | Packers.com
The young, thin secondary kept the Giants' receivers in check (thanks in part to plenty of help from the front seven), as the trio of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, and Victor Cruz combined for just 70 yards on seven receptions.
Packers turn tables on Manning, Giants | Packersnews.com
In the past, the Giants have beaten the Packers by winning at the line of scrimmage. Last night, the Packers flipped the script and thoroughly won every significant statistical category except for turnovers.
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It should come as no surprise that the Packers' offensive line earned high praise for their dominant effort last night, but what's notable is that the defensive front - led once again by Nick Perry - matched that performance.
Aaron Rodgers' two-interception half versus Giants a rare occurrence - ESPN
It's even more rare for that to happen at home - even if one of the picks was a flat-out drop by Jordy Nelson.
Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants' kicking net appear to be friends again - SBNation.com
Even though this came after the Giants' only touchdown pulled them to within 7 points late in the game, this was a pretty funny moment.
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Set your alarms for 3:25 PM Central on Sunday, when the league's leading rusher goes up against a Packers' defense that is off to an all-time great start defending the run.