Matt LaFleur: The Packers’ defeat to the Giants taught them a good lesson.

Giants K Randy Bullock scored a game-winning, walk-off 37-yard field goal to cap off an exciting fourth quarter and give the Giants a 24-22 victory against the Packers on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

Up until Giants RB Saquon Barkley fumbled at the conclusion of a long run without anybody hitting him, the Packers were sure to lose. With a minute and a half remaining, Packers CB Carrington Valentine picked it up, sprinted 50 yards the opposite way, and set up Green Bay’s offense for a touchdown. However, the two-point attempt was unsuccessful, and the Packers’ lead was now only one point.

The Giants took a different route, reaching field goal range with a 32-yard ball to wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson. They started the walk-off and ran out of time.

The Packers lost their three-game winning run and finished the season at 6-7 after blowing a significant opportunity to strengthen their postseason chances. The Giants improved to 5-8 with their third consecutive victory.

QB Jordan Love of the Packers was 25 of 39 for 218 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and a 76.7 rating. Jayden Reed, a wide receiver, only gained 27 yards on eight receptions. Along with his four-touchdown touchdown run of 38 yards, he also had a failed effort at a late two-point try and was being checked for a concussion at the conclusion of the game.

TE The last touchdown throw that gave the Packers a short lead was grabbed by rookie wide receiver Malik Heath, while Tucker Kraftt added four receptions for 64 yards. RB Patrick Taylor contributed four carries for thirty yards, while RB AJ Dillon had fifteen carries for 53 yards.

QB Tommy DeVito of the Giants completed 17 of 21 passes for 158 yards, one touchdown, and a passer rating of 113.9. In addition, DeVito managed 71 yards on 10 carries as the Packers were unable to stop his read-option and stumbling rushes. Barkley gained 86 yards and two touchdowns on 20 attempts, while Robinson hauled in six catches for 79 yards. The only touchdown throw from DeVito was caught by wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins.

Giants trail the Packers 7-0 after the first quarter.

After winning the coin toss, the Packers decided to receive. After AJ Dillon ran seven yards and Jayden Reed caught a five-yard push pass, Green Bay converted the first down. However, the Packers punted after Jordan Love’s third-and-three ball to Dontayvion Wicks went high.

Daniel Whelan’s 36-yard punt was fair received, giving the Giants the advantage at their 21. A 13-yard defensive pass interference call helped New York move the ball near midfield, but the drive was stopped when Isaiah McDuffie tackled Saquon Barkley for a 3-yard loss on second-and-5.

After a blindside block on the punt resulted in a penalty, the Packers started their second drive at their 7-yard line. Once more, they had to punt after Love failed to hit Dillon on third-and-five. On the next punt, Rudy Ford collided with Gunner Olszewski, and New York took the lead at the Green Bay 32.

Nevertheless, despite the disadvantageous field position, the Packers defense gave up no points. On a second down, De’Vondre Campbell intercepted Wan’Dale Robinson for no gain, and on a third-and-12, the defense limited Saquon Barkely to three yards.

After attempting a 48-yard field goal wide right, Randy Bullock failed it, giving Green Bay possession at the Packers’ 38. After Wicks stretched to reach the yard to gain, the Packers were able to convert on a fourth-and-1 from their own 47, narrowly avoiding a three-and-out.

At the Giants’ 17, Dillon caught an underneath throw and went 35 yards for Green Bay’s first spectacular gain. With one minute and one second remaining in the first quarter, Reed scored a 16-yard touchdown on an end-around two plays later to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead.

Giants trail the Packers 10-7 at the half.

At the beginning of the second quarter, the Giants broke out of the Wildcat formation, and Robinson gained 32 yards after Barkley’s handoff. With 11:55 remaining in the first half, Barkley completed the eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive with a 5-yard touchdown run to knot the score at seven.

The following series began with a 16-yard backfield throw to Patrick Taylor by Green Bay. Love found Wicks on a corner throw play for a 19-yard completion to convert a third-and-five.

With back-to-back carries, Dillon moved the ball to the New York 27, but Love lost possession of the ball on a zone read and fumbled on third-and-2. It was Giants 27, and they were winning.

On the opening play of the next series for New York, Robinson grabbed a 13-yard pass close to the sidelines. Matt LaFleur, the head coach, contested, but the decision was upheld on the field.

Center On third-and-1, Sean Harlow was called for a false start. With the catch, Hyatt gained five yards, creating a fourth-and-one situation. Despite having a full house backfield, Eric Wilson of the Packers tackled Barkley before the first down was made, resulting in a turnover on downs at the Giants’ 49.

Two plays later, safety Jason Pinnock, however, recovered the ball for New York after intercepting Love on a long pass intended for Wicks. He brought the ball back to the Green Bay 44, but the Giants forced a three-and-out and punted it back.

Green Bay’s 14th turnover of the season came via Love’s INT. Out of those turnovers, the Packers have only allowed 17 points. In the NFL, the 1.2-point average is the best.

In the first half, Love found a six-yard pass from Tucker Kraft just as the two-minute warning was about to sound. Cornerback Cor’Dale Flott gave up a 27-yard defensive pass interference call to Jayden Reed on a third-and-eight play.

The ball was moved to the New York 38 by Samori Toure, who hauled in a six-yard pass. With 24 seconds remaining in the half, Green Bay called its second timeout. Taylor went up the middle for 14 yards and then grabbed a 6-yard pass.

On second-and-4, Romeo Doubs looked to have caught an 8-yard throw along the sideline to convert, but after review by New York, it was determined to be incomplete. The Packers led 10–7 after Anders Carlson’s 36-yard field goal after Love’s third-and–four throw was incomplete.

After three, Giants lead the Packers 21-13.

At the beginning of the half, the Giants recovered at the Green Bay 31 when Keisean Nixon mishandled the punt, forcing the Packers defense to force a three-and-out.

Reaching the Green Bay 1, DeVito scurried 26 yards. The next play saw Barkley score, giving New York a 14-10 lead with 11:22 remaining in the third quarter.

Reed ran 20 yards to the New York 45 to start the Packers’ next possession. Four plays later, Green Bay punted, but Rudy Ford recovered Whelan’s punt at the Giants’ 14 after it struck Bobby McCain.

With 7:31 remaining in the third quarter, the Packers were forced to settle for a 32-yard field goal by Carlson to trim the score to 14-13.

On third-and-9, Daniel Bellinger caught a 9-yard throw from the Giants to convert their second third down of the afternoon. Then, DeVito stumbled his way 13 yards to the New York 48.

DeVito flicked a flea to the Green Bay 11 and Robinson connected for a 25-yard gain. With 1:28 remaining in the third quarter, DeVito scurried to find Isaiah Hodgins for an 8-yard touchdown, increasing New York’s lead to 21-13.

With a 16-yard throw to Samori Toure, the Packers converted on third-and-five at the Green Bay 46. Dillon’s 5-yard run to bring the ball across midfield marked the conclusion of the quarter.

Giants win 24–22 over the Packers.

Taylor gained seven yards to start the fourth quarter, and Love found Romeo Doubs in the center of the field for a 14-yard gain. Green Bay entered the red zone thanks to an 8-yard throw to Kraft, but when Love was sacked for a 10-yard loss and Carlson missed a 45-yard ( goal wide left, the Packers were unable to score.

With 8:59 left, Green Bay was able to regain possession at its own 16 as the defense forced a three-and-out.

To start the Packers’ following play, Love completed his longest throw of the game, a 43-yard ball to Kraft down the seam to the New York 41. With 5:30 remaining, a 48-yard field goal by Carlson trimmed the margin to 21-16 after passes to Reed and Doubs.

Barkley ran for 33 yards but fumbled when going untouchable after gaining 23 yards on consecutive rushes. After recovering the ball, Carrington Valentine took it 50 yards to the Packers’ 36.

Dillon ran for 14 yards on three straight plays to get a first down. Then, as the game approached the two-minute warning, Romeo Doubs grabbed a 6-yard pass at the New York 16. After a little fade, Green Bay got into goal-to-go territory with an 8-yard throw to Reed.

On second-and-goal, Love connected with Malik Heath, but the rookie receiver was tackled at the end of the play. After reviewing the play, New York upheld the decision made on the field.

After a botched two-point conversion attempt with 1:33 left, Love returned the favor to Heath on the following play, and the rookie grabbed it close to the pylon to put the Packers back ahead 22–21.

Nevertheless, the Giants retaliated, as DeVito completed four straight passes. Robinson completed a 32-yard pass to reach the Green Bay 22 on the fourth play. As time ran out, Bullock converted a 37-yard field-goal attempt to win the match.


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