Packers: 3 bold predictions for Week 5 matchup vs. Giants
With the Green Bay Packers heading to London to take on the New York Giants, here are three bold predictions for Week 5.
The Green Bay Packers find ways to win. They didn’t put in a great overall performance last week versus the New England Patriots, but they found a way.
Now searching for their fourth consecutive victory, the Packers head across the pond to take on the New York Giants.
It’s time for our bold predictions.
Aaron Jones has 150+ rushing yards
The way Aaron Jones is playing this season, perhaps this isn’t particularly bold.
Jones is averaging an impressive 6.8 yards per carry, which is tied for third-best in the NFL after four weeks. Since being barely used in the season opener, Jones has two 100-yard performances in the past three weeks.
He could have his best game of the season to date in London.
The Giants’ defense has struggled to stop the run this season, allowing 141 yards on the ground per game, which is the league’s fifth-worst record. According to ESPN, the Giants have a run stop win rate of only 27 percent, tied for worst in the NFL.
While the Packers’ offense has struggled to get out of first gear at times, they have found consistent success on the ground.
If the Packers get Jones the ball early and often, he could have a huge game.