Packers vs. Giants score: New York rallies back from double-digit halftime deficit to pull off upset in London


The New York Giants’ remarkable start to the season continued across the pond in Week 5, upsetting the Green Bay Packers in London, 27-22, to move to 4-1 on the year. Brian Daboll’s team found itself trailing by double digits heading into the locker room at halftime, but rattled off 17 points in the second half — including 14 in the fourth quarter — to mount the comeback. They also held Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense to zero points over that stretch.

It was a stellar effort by Daniel Jones, who battled through an ankle injury he suffered last week to play in this game. He completed 21 of 27 for 217 yards and added 37 yards on the ground. He was the catalyst during a 15-play drive that traveled 91 yards that helped New York draw even with the Packers at 20 in the early stages of the fourth quarter. Then, Saquon Barkley — who briefly left this game due to a shoulder injury — surged back onto the field and gave the Giants the go-ahead touchdown on a goal-line run at the 6:08 mark in the fourth.

Of course, Aaron Rodgers didn’t go quietly into the night as he brought the Packers all the way to the Giants 6-yard line with an opportunity to tie the game at 27 with a minute to play. However, New York’s defense stepped up in a major way and batted two consecutive passes from the back-to-back MVP, including on a fourth-and-2 play that essentially clinched the game.

Rodgers finished with 222 yards and two touchdowns on 25 of 39 passing. Aaron Jones rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries, while Randall Cobb led all pass catchers with 99 yards receiving on seven catches. As for the Giants, Saquon Barkley had 106 yards from scrimmage and that go-ahead touchdown. Darius Slayton hauled in six of his seven targets for 79 yards in the win.

From here, both of these teams will head back to the States. New York will await the Baltimore Ravens for a Week 6 matchup at MetLife Stadium. Meanwhile, the Packers will head back to Lambeau Field and gear up for a home matchup with the New York Jets.


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