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Cheese Curds, 12/8: Packers will need to put pressure on Tommy DeVito

The Giants’ rookie quarterback has played better in his last two games, but he’s still taking a ton of sacks. That sets up well for the Packers’ defense.

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New England Patriots (7) Vs. New York Giants (10) At MetLife Stadium Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers are favored by nearly a touchdown in week 14, when they head to New Jersey for a Monday Night Football matchup with the New York Giants. Those Giants, who won a playoff game last season, are still in the playoff hunt for this season — though only just barely — thanks in part to undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito.

But although DeVito’s last few games have been better than his first few, there are some clear reasons why. First and foremost is the competition level the Giants have played against, with the Patriots and Commanders offering up little resistance. Those games allowed the Giants to double their win total and get to a 4-8 record before last week’s bye.

One key for the Packers will be to get pressure on DeVito early and often. In his four starts, he has been sacked six, five, nine, and six times, suggesting that the Packers should have plenty of chances to bring him down for losses and end Giants drives. Look for Rashan Gary to have a big day against right tackle Evan Neal, and it may be a necessity if the Packers are to continue their winning ways.

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