Wow! Where to begin? This was a tough matchup all along, but I'm not sure anyone thought the Packers would fall behind by three touchdowns at halftime. The Giants' 31 points is already a season-high for a Packers opponent -- for an entire game.
From the top, I think we're seeing the cumulative impact of the injuries the Packers have suffered on defense. Obviously they've had a five-game winning streak while losing Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, Sam Shields and others from this lineup. But watching Sunday night, the Packers defense sure looks like a group with a dearth of playmakers. There hasn't been much resistance as the Giants rolled up 232 yards and, most importantly 31 points.
Two tackle attempts by cornerback Tramon Williams have been shockingly ineffective. One was on Ahmad Bradshaw's 59-yard screen pass in the first quarter. The other resulted in a 13-yard gain for receiver Rueben Randle in the red zone. I don't get it. Is he hurt?
The Giants' defensive line is making short work of the Packers' pass protection. Aaron Rodgers has been sacked three times, one leading to a fumble that set up the Giants' final score.
The Packers put place-kicker Mason Crosby in a tough spot with a first-quarter attempt from 55 yards, from which he was far wide left. He did drill a 28-yarder in the second quarter, but he has now missed eight of his past 15 attempts.
The Packers lost running back Johnny White to a concussion in the first quarter. Based on this deficit, though, they won't be running the ball much in the second half.