For the second time in two weeks, the Giants got the ball to start the game.
The Giants elected to commit to the run game early in sloppy weather that would quickly transition to snow. They couldn’t get anything done on their first possession, forced to punt after Green Bay tackled Barkley behind the line of scrimmage on third-and-1.
The Giants defense offered almost no resistance to the Packers in the first quarter, with Rodgers surpassing is entire production against the San Francisco 49ers by the end of the first quarter.
The offense was able to string plays together on subsequent drives, converting multiple fourth downs en route to a touchdown drive. In the second quarter the Giants dominated the time of possession with an 18-play, 66-yard, 9:31 drive that ended in a field goal.
The Packers will get the ball to start the second half.
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