The Green Bay Packers will host the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football in Week 5. Here’s all of the info you need to watch.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Green Bay, WI
Venue: Lambeau Field
TV Info: NBC
Live Stream: NFL Streaming Free
Coming off of their Week 4 bye, the 2-1 Green Bay Packers will play host to the 2-2 New York Giants this week. Prior to their off week, Aaron Rodgers got the Packers’ offense back on track in a 34-27 victory over the Detroit Lions.
That being said, most of that production came in the first half. Rodgers is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but this offense has been far too inconsistent. Was their first half performance against the Lions a sign of things to come, or will they continue to struggle to score points like they did in the first half of that game?
A matchup against the New York Giants’ defense might just be what the doctor ordered. The Giants are an improved defense from last season, but devastating injuries in their secondary is hurting them mightily.
It depends on who suits up for the Giants on Sunday, but I expect Janoris Jenkins to defend Jordy Nelson in this game. This could create a ton of opportunity for Randall Cobb, who will be lined up against what is left of the Giants’ secondary.
The key to this game when the Packers have the ball will be the pass rush. Can Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul create pressure on Rodgers? They are a dynamic duo of pass rushers, and the Packers’ offensive line has struggled to protect their star quarterback this season.
The Packers’ defense has played well this season. They are one of the best teams against the run in the entire NFL. The Giants will not have many opportunities to run the ball against Green Bay, but they can be beaten through the air.
This game will come down to whether Eli Manning, Odell Beckham and the rest of the Giants’ receivers can make enough plays in the passing game. If we see bad Eli and head case Beckham, the Giants will be in trouble.
However, if they come out and play like they are capable, the Giants have a real shot to win this game.
This Sunday Night Football matchup will be televised live on NBC. However, there is a live online streaming option available as well. Here are all of the details you need for Packers vs Giants.
This should be an extremely fun game between NFC contenders. Who will come out on top? Be sure to catch this game live to find out.