The New York Giants were again too much for the Green Bay Packers during Sunday’s 38-10 blowout at MetLife Stadium.
Barely more than 10 months after the Giants’ impressive front four and solid run game dispatched the Packers in a divisional-round playoff game at Lambeau Field, they handed the Packers their second-worst loss in Mike McCarthy’s seven seasons as coach.
As Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty writes, it also dropped the Packers out of a first-place tie with Chicago for first place in the NFC North Division. The Chicago Bears (8-3) have a one-game lead after their win over Minnesota earlier Sunday.
“This is a game that really makes everybody look inside and find out what you’re about,” McCarthy said. “I believe in what we’re about as a football team. I haven’t felt like this since probably the first game I coached as a Green Bay Packer head coach. Beaten very thoroughly tonight. Doesn’t taste good, doesn’t feel good.”
You can read the rest of Dougherty’s mainbar here (http://tinyurl.com/cfa43tk) and also check out his post-game video analysis with Rob Demovsky (http://tinyurl.com/bubdngl).
*The Packers’ 28-point loss to the Giants won’t be easy to forget, but it would serve the team will to put this one behind it with its upcoming stretch of NFC North games, writes Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause (http://tinyurl.com/buhtwlh).
*In our Packers’ notebook, Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky writes about how the Packers’ offensive line wasn’t able to match the Giants’ defensive studs (http://tinyurl.com/cv9db6b).
*In his Packers’ Insider, Demovsky gives a thumbs up to the offense’s quick start and a thumbs down to the disappearance of the Packers’ typically durable run defense (http://tinyurl.com/cyk5gu9).
*Vandermause’s rants and raves section takes aim at Mike McCarthy’s decision to try an early 55-yard field goal by struggling kicker Mason Crosby (http://tinyurl.com/cw8pwlr).
*We chatted with readers at PackersNews.com following the Giants snapping the Packers’ five-game winnings streak. Read the transcript here: http://tinyurl.com/d45c9uk.
*Press-Gazette correspondent Eric Goska dissects how the Packers’ uncharacteristically turned the ball over two times against the Giants (http://tinyurl.com/cfgoydc).