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New York Giants 38, Green Bay Packers 10: How they scored

Nov. 25, 2012
 

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Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson (87) runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the first quarter of Sunday night's game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

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Scoring plays from Sunday night's game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Packers lost 38-10.

Green Bay Packers 7 3 0 0 — 10
New York Giants 17 14 7 0 — 38

First quarter

Giants 7, Packers 0

Andre Brown, 2-yard run (Lawrence Tynes kick), 12:38.

Keys: The Giants needed a little more than 2 minutes to points on the board after they caught the Packers on a inside linebacker blitz, which cleared the way for a 59-yard screen pass from Eli Manning to Ahmad Bradshaw to set up Brown’s touchdown run two plays later.

Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards, 2:22.

Giants 7, Packers 7

Jordy Nelson, 61-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby), 10:44.

Keys: The Packers rotated both running backs James Starks and Alex Green to start the drive before Rodgers found Nelson, whose 61-yard touchdown pass was a season-long reception after he beat Giants cornerback Corey Webster over the top for the score.

Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards, 1:54.

Giants 14, Packers 7

Rueben Randle, 16-yard pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:38.

Keys: The Giants have struggled mightily on third downs this season, but facing a third-and-5 and inside the Packers’ red zone, Manning snuck a touchdown strike to Randle over the coverage of Davon House and M.D. Jennings to retake the lead.

Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 4:37.

Giants 17, Packers 7

Tynes, 43-yard field goal, 0:23.

Keys: After getting beat on the previous touchdown pass to Nelson, Webster picked off a Rodgers pass intended for Nelson on the first play of the Packers’ next series to give the Giants the ball at the Packers’ 33. New York’s offense wasn’t able to move the ball, but Tynes made good on the attempt from 43.

Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 2:03.

Second quarter

Giants 24, Packers 7

Victor Cruz, 9-yard pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 9:37.

Keys: For an offense only succeeding on 37 percent of its third-down attempts this season, the Giants continued to dice the Packers’ defense throughout the first half, including Cruz’s 9-yard touchdown across the middle from the slot that came on third-and-6 from the Green Bay 9.

Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards, 3:58.

Giants 24, Packers 10

Crosby, 28-yard field goal, 3:37.

Keys: The Packers sustained a 6-minute drive, sparked by a 32-yard check-down pass to fullback John Kuhn to start the drive. The Packers finished the drive with Crosby hitting from 28 yards after missing a 55-yard attempt on the Packers’ second drive.

Drive: 10 plays, 62 yards, 6:00.

Giants 31, Packers 10

Bradshaw, 13-yard run (Tynes kick), 0:44.

Keys: On first down, the Packers left tackle Marshall Newhouse one-on-one with Osi Umenyiora, who blindsided Rodgers to force the fumble at the Packers’ 23. Two plays later, Bradshaw ran in from 13 yards out to extend the Giants’ lead to three scores.

Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards, 0:19.

Third quarter

Giants 38, Packers 10

Hakeem Nicks, 13-yard pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 3:36.

Keys: The Packers' struggles continued both in the pass rush and secondary and culminated in Manning completing a 30-yard pass to Nicks despite House being flagged for illegal use of hands to put the ball at the Packers’ 9. After a holding call backed up the Giants to the 13, Manning hit Nicks on a short pass across the middle, which was eventually ruled a touchdown after originally being spotted short of the end zone.

Drive: 6 plays, 53 yards, 2:27.

Fourth quarter

No scoring.

Attendance: 80,365.

— Weston Hodkiewicz, whodkiew@greenbaypressgazette.com and follow him on Twitter @WesHod.

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