- The Packers are heavy 9.5-point favorites over New York in the NFL’s second London Game of the 2022 season
- First-year head coach Brian Daboll has the Giants off to their first 3-1 start since 2011
- The UK game kicks off from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, October 9 at 9:30am ET
Aaron Rodgers will play in London for the first time in his career as the 3-1 Packers take on the 3-1 Giants. Don’t let the records fool you, though. This could be a ‘Jack the Ripper’ level massacre as Green Bay is favored by 9.5 points over New York.
Giants vs Packers
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|New York Giants||+9.5 (-125)||+295||Ov 41.5 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-9.5 (+105)||-365||Un 41.5 (-110)|
Another easy win for the Pack?
Green Bay seems to benefit from a soft schedule every season, but this is getting ridiculous. After narrowly securing a 27-24 overtime victory over the Patriots and third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe, the Packers could face Davis Webb in London. Although, that now seems unlikely.
Daniel Jones plans to suit up despite being forced out of New York’s 20-12 win over the Bears. However, his ankle injury could severely limit his mobility, and Brian Daboll loves scheming up quarterback run plays. The fourth-year starter ran for 68 yards on six attempts on Sunday, becoming only the second Giants QB in history to rush for at least two touchdowns in multiple career games.
Tony Romo's reaction to Aaron Rodgers' F-bomb. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Mxj4KIO06u
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 2, 2022
Rodgers’ rough half
Aaron Rodgers had the worst half of his career on Sunday, only completing 4 of 11 passes for 44 yards and an ugly pick-six. But he rebounded nicely after halftime, throwing for 207 yards and two touchdowns to improve the Packers to 3-1 on the season. He also became the fifth player in NFL history with 500 TD passes, including playoffs.
While ‘Wink’ Martindale has greatly improved Big Blue’s defense this season, the four-time MVP should have no problem putting on a show in London.
The return of Saquon
Saquon Barkey leads the NFL in rushing through four games with 463 yards on the ground – four more than Cleveland’s Nick Chubb. After looking like a shadow of his former self in his 2021 return from a torn ACL, the 25-year-old has two 140+ yard rushing performances in the season’s first two weeks.
Green Bay’s defense was gashed by the Patriots backs (5.1 yards per carry on 37 runs) on Sunday and the Bears RBs in Week 3 (8.42 ypc on 19 carries), so there should be some running lanes available.
"When I saw Tyrod go down, I kind of realized, 'oh I'm up next. I'm the quarterback.'"
– Saquon Barkley pic.twitter.com/SuGRTSeAg2
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) October 2, 2022
Green Bay is favored by 9.5 points over New York with a low 41.5-point game total. We like the Packers and the over in a game that could quickly get out of hand. Playing like an early Defensive Player of the Year contender, Rashan Gary had two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Week 4. And with a hobbled Daniel Jones, the odds are good that he records a sack in his fifth-straight game to start the season.
Packers running backs, Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon, should also feast when this game inevitably turns into a blowout.
Final Score Prediction: Green Bay 31, Giants 13
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