Three things Packers must do to defeat Giants in London

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2. Stack the box

It’s hardly a secret how the Giants plan to attack the Packers’ defense. They have the league’s top-ranked rushing offense, an area the Packers have struggled with defensively.

Green Bay held the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to 34 yards rushing in Week 3, but has given up an average of 157.7 yards in the other three games.

Stopping Saquon Barkley is the key to this game from a Packers’ perspective. Achieve this, and the game should be theirs.

Green Bay likes to play a lot of Cover-2, but this is the week to invite the pass and go all-out to stop the run.

Force the Giants to beat them through the air.

Daniel Jones is set to play for the Giants this week, but he’s dealing with an ankle injury. New York is also hit with injuries at the wide receiver position. The Giants have ruled out receivers Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, and Wan’Dale Robinson in Week 5, while Sterling Shepard is on injured reserve.

According to Marcus Mosher of Pro Football Focus, the Giants have made a league-low four passing plays of 20+ yards this season. In contrast, they tie the league lead in rushing plays of 10+ yards.

The Giants won’t hurt the Packers deep through the air. Any explosive plays will either come on the ground or through yards-after-catch.

Green Bay’s cornerback trio of Eric Stokes, Rasul Douglas, and Jaire Alexander, who returns from injury, can shut down the Giants’ receivers.

Stopping Barkley is the key. Stack the box and force the Giants to win through the air.