If the New York Giants thought they had troubles last week, this week vs the Packers brought on a much of the same. Brett Favre threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and the Packers overcame a slow start and pounded New York 35-13 at the Meadowlands. The Tom Coughlin watch has to be on now, as the Giants defense, one week after being lit up by the Cowboys, were torched once again. The Packers put up 368 yards of offense, led by Favre, who went 29-for-38 and looked like the gunslinger of old just one week after the Packers were unable to score on offense. Green Bay moves to 2-0 with the win, coming off wins over two teams in the NFC East – the Eagles and the Giants. New York did once again have a productive day on offense, as Derrick Ward ran for 90 yards, and Eli Manning, who was not expected to play through part of the week, threw for 211 yards on 16-of-29 passing with a score and an interception.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Packers went up 7-0 after DeShawn Wynn went in from six yards out to give them the lead. The drive was six plays and covered 71 yards in 3:13. The Giants, who missed some early chances, then scored the next 10 points, Manning hitting Plaxico Burress with a 26-yard score, and Lawrence Tynes then hit a 32-yard field goal with 4:30 left in the quarter to make it 10-7. The Pack took the lead back for good, as Bubba Franks, the forgotten tight end, caught a 2-yard TD from Favre, to make it 14-10 in the third quarter. Tynes hit another field goal to make it 14-13 to end the quarter.
The Packers put the game away, as Favre completed the drive of the game, an 80-yard drive that covered 10 plays and 5:49, hitting Donald Lee with a 3-yard TD pass to make it 21-10. Donald Driver put any question of the outcome away, as he caught a 10-yard TD from Favre after the Giants fumbled the kickoff after the Lee TD to make it 28-10. The Giants, trying to get back in the game, drove from their own 24 to the Pack 33 when Manning was picked off, ending that drive midway through the 4th quarter. Wynn finished the scoring with a 38-yard run to wrap up the scoring at 35-13.
Overall New York allowed 368 yards of offenese, complete with the big day from Favre and Wynn. The back outrushed rookie Brandon Jackson, who ran for just 35 yards on 17 carries. Wynn ran for 50 yards on 10 carries, including the big 38-yard score. The Giants, now with the pressure already on at 0-2, will head to Washington next week for a 4:15 game vs the Redskins. The Packers, off to a hot 2-0 start, get the pleasure of hosting the high-powered Chargers next week at home at 1PM.