Packers could face third-string QB again vs. Giants in Week 5

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The Green Bay Packers could be playing against a third-string quarterback for the second week in a row when they take on the New York Giants in Week 5.

Last week against the New England Patriots, an injury to Brian Hoyer meant the Green Bay Packers had to face third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe.

The Packers meet the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday, and they may be playing against another third-string quarterback.

Ahead of Week 5, it’s unclear whether Giants starter Daniel Jones or backup Tyrod Taylor will be available.

Packers could play against another third-string QB vs. Giants

According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Jones will “practice some” on Wednesday. Taylor isn’t practicing.

While Jones is practicing today, it’s no guarantee he will be able to play on Sunday. He is dealing with an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, Taylor is in the concussion protocol.

If both quarterbacks are out, it would likely mean Davis Webb would get the start in London.

Webb has played in one NFL game. He was a third-round pick by the Giants in 2017 and has since spent time with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, before returning to the Giants in 2022.

Even if Jones is available to start, he is unlikely to be at 100 percent.

The Giants are also hit with injuries at wide receiver. Sterling Shepard and Collin Johnson are on injured reserve, while Wan’Dale Robinson, Kenny Golladay, and Kadarius Toney are dealing with injuries.

If ever there was a game for the Packers to stack the box, it’s this one. Saquon Barkley is the NFL’s leading rusher after four games and the Packers will need a plan to slow him down.

Whether it’s Jones, Taylor, or Webb at quarterback, the Giants will lean on their rushing attack. Stop the run, and the Packers should win this game.

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