We've got all of the analysis you need prior to the Giants vs. Packers matchup on Sunday.
Sunday, Oct. 10, the New York Giants will play visitor to the Green Bay Packers. The Giants trip to Lambeau Field is set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. EST and can be seen on NBC. Read on four our Giants vs. Packers preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Green Bay wins the matchup between the two teams 80.1 % of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, also suggests that the Packers are the favorite to win the matchup.
Spread: Packers -7
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Giants vs. Packers Preview:
The Giants enter the contest coming off of a disappointing performance against the Vikings on Monday Night Football. New York fell to Minnesota 24-10. The Packers fell to Minnesota as well in Week 2, but enter the game coming off of a win in Week 3 against the Lions.
Eli Manning is coming off of a mediocre performance on Monday night as he went just 25-45 for 261 yards through the air. He also threw one interception. Odell Beckham Jr. was targeted nine times, but reeled in just three catches for 23 yards. Victor Cruz had five catches for 50 yards.
It was just another day at the office for Aaron Rodgers against the Lions two weeks ago as he threw for just 205 yards but four touchdowns and zero picks. Eddie Lacy had a nice outing with 17 carries for 103 yards.
Manning enters the contest ranked fifth in the NFL in passing yards per game with 297. Rodgers sits 30th in the league with 206 yards per contest. Rodgers has just one interception on the year, compared to Manning's four.
Manning should be more than ready to face the Green Bay secondary, and has allowed the fourth most passing yards per game this season with 307. The Giants pass defense ranks 18th in the league.
Ben McAdoo is in his first season as New York's head coach. He was the team's offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. He has some history with Green Bay as well as he was a tight ends coach for them from 2006-2011 and quarterbacks coach 2012-2013.
Mike McCarthy has been the man in charge of the Packers since 2006 and led the team to a Super Bowl title in 2010. He is 106-56 all-time as Green Bay's head coach.
The Packers hold a 27-23-2 record against the Giants in their 52 game history. They also hold the advantage in playoff matchups with a record of 4-3.
Giants vs. Packers Prediction:
The Giants offense struggled in a tough environment against the Vikings a week ago and it's tough to see that changing in Green Bay this Sunday. The Giants will have to stop the run to keep things close while also trying to get somewhat of a running game going themselves.
Manning and Beckham Jr. may have a career day, but the Packers will have too much firepower at home coming off of a bye week.
Packers 34, Giants 21