EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–The Packers’ five-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night, in a 38-10 loss to the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants.
Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the Giants’ vaunted front four sacked Aaron Rodgers five times and forced a fumble the Giants converted into a touchdown that turned the game decidedly in the Giants’ favor just before halftime.
Rodgers was out-pointed by the opposing quarterback for one of the few times in the last three years. Rodgers completed 14 of 25 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and one interception. His night ended when he was replaced by Graham Harrell for the final five minutes of the game.
The loss leaves the Packers, 7-4, a game behind the Chicago Bears in the NFC North title race. The Bears had beaten the Vikings earlier in the day.
Very little worked for the Packers. The Giants were even able to hold the red-hot Rodgers to Randall Cobb pass combination to 39 yards.
Meanwhile, the Giants rushed for nearly 150 yards and dominated the line of scrimmage.
The Packers were playing without stars Clay Matthews and Greg Jennings. It’s hoped both will be able to return for next Sunday’s game against the visiting Vikings.
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