Green Bay 38 - New York Giants 35
For as bad as every other game in this afternoon time slot was, this matchup between the Packers and the "good" side of a Jeckyll-and-Hyde Giants team was almost criminally awesome. So far, it's rating a "92" in the memorable scale by fans at NFL.com, and its reel of highlight videos contains a whopping 31 separate plays.
The scary part for the rest of the NFL is, this is what happens when Green Bay has an off day. The Packers' run game was garbage again, as James Starks exited with an ankle injury, and Aaron Rodgers led the team's rushers with 32 yards on the ground. And Rodgers, under constant pressure from Justin Tuck and a an insistent Giants defensive line, threw a pick and an unusually high number of incompletions, with 18 among his 46 passes.
But, you know, he had 369 yards and four touchdowns too. The fourth gave Green Bay a 35-27 lead, and a brief cover of Vegas' 7.5 point spread, making Lawrence a very happy man. But Eli Manning, this Eli ...