Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are set to take on the New York Giants this week in Week 13 NFL action. After getting embarrassed on the road against the San Francisco 49ers by a final score of 37-8, this is a very important game for the Packers. They simply cannot afford to lose to a team as bad as the Giants have been so far this year.
It will be interesting to see how the Packers come out of the gates this week. They are 8-3 and are still being talked about as a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Losing to the Giants would likely take that talk and hype away from them.
All of that being said, let’s waste no more time and dive in to three bold predictions for the Packers this week against the Giants.
3. Green Bay Forces Four Turnovers
Defensively, the Packers have had a rough year since the first few games of the season. Early on, fans and the media were talking about Green Bay’s defense like they were one of the best in the league. That tune has changed in a big way since the early stages of the season.
Mike Pettine and the defense will figure things out this week against Giants’ rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones has had major struggles taking care of the football this season and that will continue this week. When everything is said and done, the Packers will have forced four turnovers this week.
2. Aaron Rodgers Racks Up 325 Passing Yards, Four Touchdowns
Following the loss to the 49ers, Rodgers came out and publicly stated that he knew he needed to “get hot” for the rest of the season. That will start this week against a weak New York defense. Rodgers will have much more time than he had last week against the stout 49ers’ defense and his numbers will reflect that.
New York will have no answer for Rodgers all game long. He is going to throw for 325 yards and four touchdowns. That kind of performance will put the Packers in great position to win this football game.
1. Green Bay Wins By 14+ Points
On paper, the Packers are a far better team than the Giants. That will reflect itself on the field, with the Packers winning this game in convincing fashion.
Green Bay will improve to 9-3 on the season and will remain atop the NFC North division. With the Minnesota Vikings hot on their heels, the Packers know they cannot afford to take this game lightly. They will take care of business and will pick up a road win over New York.