Week 5 Preview: Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants

The Green Bay Packers will host the New York Giants in the second of three games to be played in London, England in the 2022 regular season. The Packers will hope to continue a three-game win streak, and the Giants will endeavor to prove their 3-1 start isn't pure happenstance. The Packers are massive 8-point favorites to send the Giants back to New York with a loss. The Packers offense entered the season with questions about how they'd respond to the departure of five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams. Results have been mixed; the Packers are 3-1, but they rank 21st in scoring and 22nd in turnovers. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has appeared tentative at times, throwing for a paltry 6.27 net yards per attempt while trying to build chemistry with rookie wide receivers Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson. Thankfully, the Packers run game has come alive. The team has averaged 145 rushing yards per game through four weeks, and running back Aaron Jones has averaged an amazing 6.8 yards per tote.

The defense has also stepped up for the Packers. The unit has allowed the fifth-fewest yards in the league through four weeks thanks in large part to a stifling pass defense that has held opposing passers to a mere 672 yards through the air. With cornerback Jaire Alexander potentially back in the fold after missing Week 4, the Packers could present a nightmare scenario for a Giants pass game still looking to get on track. Speaking of the Giants passing attack, quarterback Daniel Jones appears poised to start despite an ankle injury suffered in Week 4 that forced him to exit the game. However, the fourth-year passer has struggled this year even when healthy. Jones has netted a mere 136.8 yards per game through the air on a minuscule 4.6 net yards per attempt. Thankfully, the Giants have the league's best run game to fall back on: the team has totalled an incredible 770 rushing yards in their four games, and resurgent running back Saquon Barkley leads the league with his 570 yards from scrimmage.

On defense, the Giants sport a competent group that has allowed the ninth fewest points in the league and ranks 15th in yards allowed. They've come through in the clutch in the fourth quarter so far this year, holding opposing offenses to three total points in their wins over the Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, and Chicago Bears.

The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers kickoff at 9:30 AM ET in Week 5.
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