Green Bay Packers: Why they win, why they lose vs. NY Giants
No Lifesavers for Drowning Secondary: Fresh from his Florida excursion with Justin Beiber, OBJ looks primed to rip up a brittle Green Bay secondary that will be without the services of Quentin Rollins and may be without Damarious Randall as well.
Beckham has accounted for over 35-percent of New York’s passing yards and is an explosive big-play threat that can take a two-yard dump off and leave an entire defense in the dust.
Of his 23 receiving touchdowns over the past two seasons, eight of them were from 50 yards and beyond.
If the Packers plan on being successful in containing the glittery showboat – as they did in Week 4 – they cannot miss tackles and that means the safeties cannot be caught out of position.
Though it would be hard to fathom a defensive backfield that has seen opposing quarterbacks throw for an average of 364 yards against them over the past three weeks preventing OBJ from breaking off at least one big play.
The question is: Will Beckham convert those big plays into touchdowns? It may not matter with the prolific (Sterling) Shephard running alongside No. 13. In his last nine games, the 5-foot-10 pass catcher has hit pay dirt no fewer than six times.
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I would expect the Packer corners to be physical in hopes of throwing off Beckham’s timing, but what might be even more effective is a fierce pass rush and strong wind gusts.