4 bold predictions for NY Giants vs. Packers London showdown
By Zak Musso
The New York Giants will travel across the Atlantic this weekend, where they will go to battle in a city that has treated them very well. The Giants will take on the Green Bay Packers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday, where the franchise hopes to earn a statement victory.
The Giants will look to improve to 3-0 in London games on Sunday, which would tie New England and Minnesota for the best London record in NFL history. The Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13-10 in the inaugural London game in 2007 and in 2016 the Giants defeated the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 thanks to a pick six by newly-signed Giant Landon Collins.
The Giants have never lost a game outside of the United States or missed the playoffs in a season they have played in London. You know what they say, history tends to repeat itself. Here are four bold predictions for Giants-Packers across the pond this weekend.
4. The Packers offense struggles
The Packers offense has produced 1,510 yards of total offense in four games, which ranks sixth in the NFL, but they have struggled to turn those yards into points, scoring just 18.8 points per game, 21st best in the NFL.
Somehow the Giants have scored more points than the Packers this season. The Packers struggling offense will be opposed by a Giants defense that is tied for 10th in the NFL in total defense, giving up just 17.8 points per game.
The Green Bay Packers have never played outside of the United States, and the 10 hour flight from Green Bay to London will be the furthest the Packers have ever flown to play a game. While Aaron Rodgers should have the advantage in nearly every aspect of the game, he has no experience dealing with playing abroad, and could struggle with all the variables that come with it.
The Packers passing game has struggled to find footing so far in 2022, and that will play right into the Giants hands, as their pass defense has been surprisingly good to start this season. The Giants defense’s biggest worry will be slowing down the two-headed running monster of AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones, but with the Packers passing attack struggling, the Giants can stack the box and provide extra help to a defensive line that has struggled to slow down the run early in the season., With all the variables involved in this game, the Giants defense will slow down the Packers.