Monday, December 5, 2011

The Giants play a great game but come up just short as Green Bay wins on a last second field goal

The New York Giants lost to the Green Bay Packers by the score of 38-35. They came into this game losing three in a row and losing in New Orleans on Monday night in brutal fashion. They also were embarrassed at home by the Eagles the week before. The Giants now were facing an undefeated team and even though they lost they looked really good in doing so. The Giants answered every punch Green Bay had and in the end it came down to who touched the ball last. 
Eli Manning was 23-40 for 347 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Brandon Jacobs led the rushing attack with 59 yards on eight carries. Ahmad Bradshaw was back in the lineup and rushed for 38 yards on 11 carries. D.J. Ware rushed once for three yards. Victor Cruz led the receivers with seven catches for 119 yards. Hakeem Nicks had seven catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Travis Beckum had one catch for 67 yards and a touchdown, Jake Ballard had three catches for 47 yards and Bradshaw had two for nine yards. Lawrence Tynes was 2-2 on field goals with his long being 50 yards. He also made three extra points.

Aaron Rodgers was 28-46 for 369 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. Rodgers rushed it four times for 32 yards, Ryan Grant rushed 13 times for 29 yards and Brandon Saine rushed six times for 16 yards. Greg Jennings led the receivers with seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. Jermichael Finley caught six passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. Jordy Nelson had four catches for 94 yards, Donald Driver had four for 34 and two touchdowns and Saine had four for 29. Mason Crosby was 1-2 on field goals. He made five extra points.

Chase Blackburn had an interception for the Giants. They had two sacks, one by Justin Tuck and the other by Dave Tollefson. Linval Joseph led the defense with nine tackles. Clay Matthews had an interception for a touchdown for Green Bay. Charlie Peprah led the Packers defense with six tackles and three assists. Matthews also had the only sack.

The Giants will now go to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in basically a must win game for the Giants. The Giants are one game back in the division and have four games left. They will take on Dallas twice, the Jets and Redskins in the other games. The Giants are now 6-6 on the season and in another second half collapse. If the Giants fail to make the postseason most likely that will be the end of Tom Coughlin.

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