Green Bay Packers keeps New York Giants on downward spiral with 31-13 win

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith, left, and New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder lock up during the first half Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP photo)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Green Bay Packers had everything they needed to bounce back from a dismal West Coast

performance: Lambeau Field weather on the road, a struggling young opponent and, of course, Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in the snow and the Packers (9-3) rebounded from an embarrassing 29-point loss to San Francisco and beat the New York Giants 31-13 Sunday.

“I loved the conditions,” said Rodgers, who was 21 of 33 for 243 yards and no interceptions on a slippery, snowy day at MetLife Stadium. “I admit I was a little worried that it might be more rain than snow. When those big flakes were falling down, I felt pretty good about our chances.”

Rodgers hit Davante Adams on touchdown passes of 8 and 17 yards, found a wide-open Allen Lazard for 37 yards and capped the performance with a 1-yarder to Marcedes Lewis. The Packers also intercepted rookie Daniel Jones three times, with the picks setting up 10 points.

The loss sent the Giants (2-10) to their eighth straight loss, their worst skid since 2004.

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, right, makes a catch for a touchdown while Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King defends during the first half Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. The Packers won 31-13. (AP photo)

“It’s tough to lose and no one likes to lose,” said Jones, who was 20 of 37 for 240 yards, including an 18-yard TD pass to Sterling Shepard. “Through it we have been able to stick together and keep working each week. We have to maintain that focus.”

Aldrick Rosas added field goals of 27 and 45 yards for New York, which has a 7-21 mark since Pat Shurmur took over last season.

A light snow started falling before game time and it quickly covered the field, forcing work crews to shovel the yardage lines during breaks. It also made it look like Wisconsin, and the Packers had no problem in beating New York for the third straight time.

“We feel like we should win a game like that against that opponent,” Rodgers said.


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