Paul’s Pick

The Packers are not the high-flying offensive machine they once were — much from it — however Aaron Rodgers must have the ability to conjure up more than sufficient firepower to inflict punishment on a Giants defense that provides up substantial plays by the bushel and is getting progressively younger and also much less experienced. Daniel Jones will not have a lot time to operate in the pocket.

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Packers 31, Giants 13

Marquee matchup

Packers exterior linebackers vs. Giants offensive tackles

For just the second time considering that sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982, the Packers have two players through double-digit sacks in the very same season. Preston Smith has a team-leading 10.5 sacks and Za’Darius Smith has a career-high 10 sacks after obtaining simply 18.5 sacks in 4 seasons through the Ravens.

The Smiths will be challenging to attend to for left tackle Nate Solder and also appropriate tackle Mike Remmers. Daniel Jones was sacked only one time last week in Chicago, but it was a game-altering play — Khalil Mack beat Solder and also nailed Jones for a strip-sack that offered the Bears the round on the Giants 3-yard line. Injury-depleted aobtain at tight end, tright here is only Scott Simonboy and also rookie Kaden Smith to usage if the setup is to protect the tackles with an extra blocker.

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No Medals For Trying: It is currently official: Last week the odds were 25/1 on Daniel Jones winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, however now he is off the board, according to BetOnline. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is the favorite at 1/2 odds, and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is following at 3/2. Jones has actually played fairly well yet the Giants proceed to lose.

“It’s challenging on everyone,’’ Jones said. “I expect, difficult on me, you don’t choose to shed, no one likes to lose, no one on this team likes to shed. I think we’ve responded well. We’ve had actually good practices, we’ve had actually world attacking the following possibility and we’ve obtained to proceed to execute that and proceed to enhance.’’

Mismatch Alert: Packers quarterearlier Aaron Rodgers will look out on the area and also view 3 rookies (DeAndre Baker, Corey Ballentine and Julian Love) and one first-year player (Sam Beal) in the protective backfield, together with veteran cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Strong safety and security Jabrill Peppers will miss out on his initially game of the seakid via a fracture in his back. Big-time advantage, Rodgers.


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“The play is not over until the whistle blows via him,’’ protective coordinator James Bettcher sassist. “He’s going to extend plays, his knee is going to be 6 inches from the ground he’s going to throw the ball over this shoulder and also make an excellent throw.’’

Third Downer: Last week these teams merged for some of the worst third-dvery own performance in background. Make that third-dvery own deficiency. The Giants were 1-of-12 in a 19-14 loss to the Bears, and the Packers were 1-of-15 in a 37-8 pounding by the 49ers.

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“We were damaging on third down,” Rodgers sassist. “The games we’ve obtained out and played well on offense, we’ve had a great run game. They shut us dvery own for an excellent component of the night running the round and we couldn’t really throw it either.”

Ready For This? After lacking five straight games in the concussion protocol, Sterling Shepard changed last week via a quiet five-capture, 15-yard reflecting in Chicearlier. Everyone was relieved Shepard came out of the game healthy and clear-headed. With Golden Tate (concussion) and tight end Evan Engram (foot) out, Shepard is the focal allude in the passing assault and, if he is qualified of it, the Giants require more from their top receiver.