Green Bay Packers at New York Giants: Three Bold Predictions
From the second the Green Bay Packers stroll into MetLife Stadium there's only two things they need to be focused on: Telling Scott Tolzien that he's the best quarterback in the NFL and trying to figure out what they're going to do to stop the New York Giants' front four.
Tolzien will throw for more yards than Eli Manning.
Last week in relief Tolzien came in and threw for 280 yards on 39 attempts.
That's nearly 7.2 yards per attempt. He was very accurate as well completing 24 of those 39 attempts for a 61.5 percent completion rate. Both of these teams would do well to put the ball on the ground this week, but knowing the Packers, they just have to scratch that itch to air it out.
Jordy Nelson, James Jones, AND Jarrett Boykin will catch a touchdown pass.
The wide receivers on the Packers have not changed (unless you count Randall Cobb being out). Tolzien has weapons to throw the ball to and he should lean on those guys to get things done.
Eddie Lacy has done a great job as of late taking the pressure off the quarterback with his hard running. This game is going to come down to one thing. Which quarterback can protect the ball the best. Tolzien threw two interceptions last week but Manning has thrown 16 this year.
The Giants' winning ways will continue.
The Giants have won three games in a row and that streak will continue this week. Both teams need a win to stay in their respective division races but the Giants really need to take advantage of playing a third-string quarterback.
Manning has two Super Bowl MVP trophies at home and he feels the pressure of his big brother. Manning, along with Andre Brown and the defense will pull this game out and try to inch closer to that NFC East lead that apparently no one really wants.