WR Randall Cobb celebrates with QB Aaron Rodgers after catching a hail mary at the end of the 1st half. Photo courtesy of Evan Siegle of packers.com
The Packers got off to a slow start Sunday, but awakened in the 2nd half to defeat the Giants 38-13 and advance to the Divisional round Sunday vs the Dallas Cowboys.
The Packers got off to a slow start as they couldn’t get anything going on offense. The Packers defense also struggled early but held the Giants to 2 field goals. The Packers offense finally came alive late in the 2nd quarter when Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a 5 yard touchdown pass to put the Packers on the board. After a quick defensive stop, the Packers got the ball back before half and drove down the field. With 6 seconds left Aaron Rodgers completed yet another hail mary, this time to WR Randall Cobb on a 42 yard pass to give the Packers a 14-6 lead going into halftime. The Giants started the 2nd half strong as WR Tavarres King caught a 41 yard touchdown pass from QB Eli Manning to make it a 1 point game, but the Packers had an answer. The Packers went onto score 24 unanswered points in the 2nd half to defeat the Giants by a score of 38-13.
Aaron Rodgers went 25/40 with 362 yards and 4 passing touchdowns. RB Christine Michael led the Packers in rushing yards with 47 on 10 attempts. The Packers thrived in the passing game as wide receivers Davante Adams and Randall Cobb had over 100 receiving yards. Davante Adams led the Pack in receiving yards with 125 on 8 receptions. Randall Cobb caught 3 touchdowns ad had 116 yards on 5 receptions.
Giants QB Eli Manning went 23/44 with 299 yards, a touchdown, and an interception to Packers corner Damarious Randall. RB Paul Perkins led the Giants in rushing yards with 30 on 10 attempts. RB Rashad Jennings had 29 yards on 5 carries. WR Will Tye led the Giants on the receiving end, he had 66 yards on 4 receptions. WR Sterling Shepard had 63 receiving yards on 4 receptions. Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. had a day to forget, he finished with 28 yards on 4 receptions, and dropped multiple passes including what would’ve been a touchdown.
With the win the Packers advance to the Divisional round, where they will travel to Dallas to take on the rookie led Dallas Cowboys. Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 3:40 p.m. central time.