After yet another missed opportunity against the Chicago Bears at Solider Field Sunday, the New York Giants are riding a seemingly never-ending seven-game losing streak. With a loss by the Dallas Cowboys to the New England Patriots on Sunday, the Giants are still not technically eliminated from the playoffs, but the Giants have not done much to instill any hope in fans. The 19-14 loss to Chicago yesterday drops them to 2-9 on the season. They return home for the first time since Nov. 4 to face the 8-3 Packers Sunday.
The Giants, per BetOnline, are 7.5-point underdogs to the visiting Packers this weekend at MetLife.
Last week, the Giants were predicted to be seven-point underdogs to the Bears.
The Packers are coming off of a 37-8 beating by the San Francisco 49ers - a game in which their 28th-worst defense in the NFL could not stop the 49ers offense. The Giants are close by as the sixth-worst defense in the league. Green Bay is ranked 14th in the league in points scored with 23.5, 21st in total yards with 341.6, 13th in passing yards at 238.2 and 19th in rushing yards at 103.5. The Giants, by comparison, are 24th in the NFL in points (19.7), 25th in total yards (315), 22nd in passing yards (219.5) and 22nd in rushing yards (95.5).
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 245 completions in 380 attempts with 2,822 yards, 18 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. Running back leads the team in rushing with 148 attempts for 627 yards and 11 touchdowns. Wide receiver Davante Adams has posted 46 receptions this season for 580 yards and one TD.
On the defensive side of the ball, Blake Martinez leads the team with 108 combined tackles, including 67 solo and two sacks.
The Giants will be looking for their first win since Sept. 29 and their third victory of the season when they host Green Bay this weekend.