3 reasons the NY Giants can silence the Packers and Aaron Rodgers in London
By Zak Musso
The NFL announced Wednesday that the NY Giants will be traveling across the Atlantic to London to take on the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fans can’t wait for this one.
The Giants are undefeated outside the United States and London has traditionally treated New York well. In the inaugural London contest back in 2007, the Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13-10 and in 2016 they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 thanks to a Landon Collins pick-six.
In addition to being 2-0 all time in London, the Giants also have never missed the playoffs in a season in which they played in England. As we all know, history tends to repeat itself. Will that happen this season? In this piece, we take a look at three reasons why we believe the Giants can silence Aaron Rodgers and the Packers come early October.
3. Experience advantage for London games
While Aaron Rodgers has accomplished just about everything a quarterback can get done on the field, the one thing he has never done is played a football game on international soil. In fact, the Packers are the only NFL team to never play in an international contest.
The Giants can use this to their advantage. While Rodgers has the upper hand in every matchup, New York knows what a trip to London is like, including how to deal with all the extra variables like fan events and extra media obligations.
A flight from Green Bay to London is just under 10 hours. The Giants flight to London is just over six hours, very similar to the flights they take to play games on the west coast. While the Giants will be accustomed to this jet lag, Rodgers and company may struggle to adjust. This will be something to pay attention to.