What did we learn from the Green Bay Packers’ wild-card victory over the New York Giants?
History wouldn’t repeat itself at Lambeau. Two times a winner at this venue, Eli Manning returns home after a disappointing performance under the lights. The same can’t be said of his opposite number, Aaron Rodgers lighting up the Giants defense with four touchdowns.
Green Bay’s season hasn’t been without adversity, and it’s not over yet. Jordy Nelson’s first-quarter injury threatened to derail any hopes of a trip to Dallas, but Davante Adams and Randall Cobb made sure Nelson’s absence wouldn’t yield 2015-like results.
Rodgers’ dominance continued into a seventh game, while his interception-less streak moved to eight. Not since Green Bay’s humbling in Tennessee has Rodgers thrown the ball to the other team. With another masterclass against New York, the two-time MVP inspires belief he could lead his team to the promised land for a second time in his career.
What did we learn from the Packers’ rout of the Giants? Here’s five takeaways from the wild-card victory.