The 2-9 Giants have lost seven straight games. They need a victory. Any victory. Over anybody. Just to remember what that feels like and to give them a legitimate chance to reach or exceed last season’s total of five victories. A victory would also help Pat Shurmur as he tries to build a case for remaining Giants head coach beyond this season.
The Packers, led by first-year coach Matt LaFleur and future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers, are currently 6-point favorites.
A few numbers to know
- 333 — That’s the number of passes Daniel Jones has thrown this season, a franchise rookie record. The previous high 299 by Charlie Conerly in 1948.
- 40 — Jabrill Peppers’ 40-yard punt return last week vs. the Chicago Bears was the longest of his career. It also led him to volunteer to return the kickoff during which he suffered a transverse process fracture.
- 20 — Saquon Barkley (980) needs 20 receiving yards to reach 1,000 in his two-year career.
- 11.9 — The Giants are first in the NFC, averaging 11.9 yards per punt return.
- 6 — Jones (17) needs six touchdown passes to surpass Conerly (22) for most by a Giants’ rookie.
200 — Long-snapper Zak DeOssie could become the fifth player in franchise history to play 200 games as a Giant on Sunday. The others are Eli Manning (234), Michael Strahan (216), Howard Cross (207), George Martin (20-1).