This is likely the last of my older material that I will post. This one I posted because it is different content-wise from the other two, focusing more on the games aftermath than the game itself.
Going into the bye week, the Giants looked like they were regressing with two consecutive losses, including a 31-13 blowout by the Bengals that was never close. They are no longer regressing, and the packers were unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end of what may well turn into a hot streak for the Giants.
However, while Green Bay’s O-line played poorly, and they were plagued by injuries on both sides of the ball, this is not the time to panic. Yes, the Packers just got destroyed by one of the better teams in football. However, Green Bay is still 7-4, one game behind the Bears for the lead in the NFC North. The Packers hold the tie breaker with another game on December 16th.
In addition, this is hardly the only time that a playoff contender has been blown out. In fact, the packers were on the other end of one earlier this year in week 6 VS the Huston Texans. The packers were coming off of a second half meltdown in Indy, holding a record of 2-3 going into Reliant stadium to take on the undefeated Texans. The Packers made a bold statement in a game where Aaron Rodgers threw for 6 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a 42-24 dismantling of the one of the most vaunted defenses in the NFL. Huston faced the Ravens the next week, and beat them 43-13.
These are just two of several examples of a good team being blown out and coming back to win in stunning fashion the next week. Indeed, that’s what the Giants just did. With that in mind, this is not the time to panic, not at 7-4 with a 2-0 division record. I would not be surprised if the packers get a big win next week against the Minnesota Vikings.