3 biggest takeaways from Packers’ loss to Giants in London

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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What did we learn from the Green Bay Packers’ disappointing loss to the New York Giants in London?

Despite leading 17-3 at one stage, the Green Bay Packers saw their advantage disappear late on against the New York Giants, throwing away the game in London.

It started so well, but the Packers were again unable to put together a complete performance.

They fall to 3-2 on the season with the New York Jets visiting Lambeau Field next week.

What are the top takeaways from Week 5?

The offense is a problem

The Packers have shown potential on offense this season, but they can’t sustain it. Green Bay’s offense is averaging 19 points per game through five weeks. That’s not good enough.

Yes, it’s a new-look receiving corps without Davante Adams, including two rookies. But the Packers have an MVP quarterback, a solid offensive line, a top-five running back duo, and plenty of capable receivers.

You’re not going to win many football games if you put up an average of 19 points per game.

The Packers looked on course for a strong performance with 20 first-half points. But they only added two in the second half, and that was a safety, which the Giants opted for as they burned the final seconds off the clock.

Whether it’s questionable play-calling, poor execution, or a combination of both, serious work is required on offense.