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Packers fall to Giants, 24-22

Green Bay drops to 6-7 on the season


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – A wild fourth quarter ended with a walk-off 37-yard field goal by Giants K Randy Bullock to give the Giants a 24-22 win over the Packers on Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

The Packers were headed for a loss until Giants RB Saquon Barkley fumbled without anybody touching him at the end of a long run. Packers CB Carrington Valentine scooped it up, ran 50 yards the other way, and set Green Bay's offense up for a TD with a minute and a half to go. The two-point try was no good, though, so the Packers led by just one point.

The Giants went the other way, hitting a 32-yard pass to WR Wan'Dale Robinson to get into field-goal range. They ran the clock down and kicked the walk-off.

The Packers blew a huge opportunity to improve their playoff prospects and fell to 6-7 on the season, ending their three-game winning streak. The Giants won their third straight to improve to 5-8.

For the Packers, QB Jordan Love was 25-of-39 for 218 yards with one TD, one INT and a 76.7 rating. WR Jayden Reed had eight receptions but for just 27 yards. He also had 38 yards rushing on four attempts with a TD, but his run on the late two-point try failed and he was being evaluated for a concussion as the game ended.

TE Tucker Kraftt added four catches for 64 yards, and rookie WR Malik Heath caught the late TD pass that briefly gave the Packers the lead. RB AJ Dillon had 15 carries for 53 yards, and RB Patrick Taylor added four carries for 30 yards.

For the Giants, QB Tommy DeVito was 17-of-21 for 158 yards with one TD and a 113.9 passer rating. DeVito also ran the ball 10 times for 71 yards as the Packers struggled to contain his scrambling and read-option runs. Barkley had 86 yards on 20 carries with two TDs, and Robinson caught six passes for 79 yards. WR Isaiah Hodgins caught DeVito's lone TD pass.

Here's a recap of all the action:

QB Jordan Love

Packers lead Giants 7-0 after first quarter

The Packers won the coin toss and elected to receive. Green Bay converted the initial first down with a 5-yard push pass to Jayden Reed and a 7-yard AJ Dillon run, but the Packers punted after Jordan Love's third-and-3 pass to Dontayvion Wicks sailed high.

The Giants started at their 21 after Daniel Whelan's 36-yard punt was fair caught. New York worked the ball to midfield thanks in part to a 13-yard defensive pass interference penalty, but Isaiah McDuffie tackled Saquon Barkley for a 3-yard loss on second-and-5 to halt the drive.

The Packers began their second possession at their 7-yard line after penalty for a blindside block on the punt. They were again forced to punt after Love missed Dillon on third-and-5. Rudy Ford ran into Gunner Olszewski on the ensuing punt, resulting in New York taking over at the Green Bay 32.

The Packers' defense conceded no points despite the unfavorable field position, though. De'Vondre Campbell stopped Wan'Dale Robinson for no gain on a second down and the defense held Saquon Barkely to three yards on third-and-12.

Randy Bullock missed a 48-yard field goal wide right, giving Green Bay the ball at the Packers' 38. The Packers nearly went three-and-out but converted on fourth-and-1 from their own 47 after Wicks extended to reach the yard to gain.

Green Bay picked up its first explosive gain after Dillon took an underneath pass for 35 yards to the Giants' 17. Two plays later, Reed took an end-around to the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead with 1 minute, 1 seconds left in the first quarter.

LB Kingsley Enagbare

Packers lead Giants 10-7 at halftime

The Giants busted out the Wildcat formation at the start of the second quarter and Robinson picked up 32 yards off a handoff from Barkley. On the next play, Barkley finished the eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive when he ran in a 5-yard TD to tie the game at 7 with 11:55 left in the first half.

Green Bay opened its next series with a 16-yard pass to Patrick Taylor from the backfield. Love converted a third-and-5 with a 19-yard pass to Wicks off a corner route.

Dillon pushed the ball to the New York 27 with back-to-back carries, but Love fumbled on third-and-2 while keeping the ball on a zone-read. The Giants took over at their own 27.

Robinson caught a 13-yard pass near the sideline on the first play of New York's next series. Head Coach Matt LaFleur challenged, but the ruling on the field stood.

Center Sean Harlow was called for a false start on third-and-1. Hyatt picked up five yards on the catch, setting up fourth-and-1. New York went with a full house backfield, but Packers' linebacker Eric Wilson tackled Barkley short of the first down for the turnover on downs at the Giants' 49.

However, New York got the ball back two plays later when safety Jason Pinnock intercepted Love on a deep ball for Wicks. He returned the ball to the Green Bay 44, but the Giants punted the ball back after going three-and-out.

Love's INT was Green Bay's 14th turnover this year. The Packers have only given up 17 points off those turnovers. The 1.2-point average is No. 1 in the NFL.

Love connected with Tucker Kraft for six yards, as the two-minute warning beckoned in the first half. On third-and-8, Jayden Reed drew a 27-yard defensive pass interference penalty from cornerback Cor'Dale Flott.

Samori Toure caught a pass for six yards to move the ball the New York 38. Taylor ran up the middle for 14 yards and then caught a 6-yard pass, as Green Bay called its second timeout with 24 seconds left in the half.

Romeo Doubs appeared to catch an 8-yard pass at the sideline to convert on second-and-4, but New York reviewed it and it was ruled incomplete. Love's third-and-4 pass fell incomplete and Anders Carlson made a 36-yard field goal to put the Packers ahead 10-7.

K Anders Carlson

Giants lead Packers 21-13 after three

The Packers' defense forced a three-and-out to start the half, but Keisean Nixon muffed the punt and the Giants recovered at the Green Bay 31.

DeVito scrambled 26 yards to the Green Bay 1. Barkley scored on the next play to put New York back in front 14-10 with 11:22 left in the third quarter.

The Packers opened their next drive with a 20-yard run by Reed to the New York 45. Green Bay punted four plays later, but Whelan's punt hit Bobby McCain and was recovered by Rudy Ford at the Giants' 14.

The Packers settled for a 32-yard Carlson field goal to cut the deficit to 14-13 with 7:31 left in the third quarter.

The Giants converted their second third down of the afternoon with a 9-yard pass to Daniel Bellinger on third-and-9. DeVito then scrambled for 13 yards to the New York 48.

DeVito connected with Robinson for 25 yards off a flea flicker to the Green Bay 11. On third-and-7, DeVito scrambled to hit Isaiah Hodgins for an 8-yard TD to extend New York's lead to 21-13 with 1:28 left in the third quarter.

The Packers converted on third-and-5 with a 16-yard pass to Samori Toure to the Green Bay 46. The quarter ended with a 5-yard Dillon run to move the ball across midfield.


Giants outlast Packers 24-22

The fourth quarter began with Taylor gaining seven yards and Love finding Romeo Doubs in the middle of the field for 14 yards. An 8-yard pass to Kraft moved Green Bay into the red zone, but the Packers were unable to produce points off the possession after Love was sacked for a 10-yard loss and Carlson missed a 45-yard field goal wide left.

The defense forced a three-and-out, with Green Bay retaking possession at its own 16 with 8:59 remaining.

Love threw his longest pass of the evening to open the Packers' next possession, a 43-yard pass to Kraft down the seam to the New York 41. Passes to Reed and Doubs set up a 48-yard Carlson field goal to cut the deficit to 21-16 with 5:30 left.

Barkley gained 23 yards on back-to-back carries and then busted a 33-yard run but fumbled while not being touched. Carrington Valentine recovered the ball and returned it 50 yards to the Packers' 36.

Dillon gained a first down after three straight runs for 14 yards. Romeo Doubs then caught a 6-yard pass at the New York 16 as the game reached the two-minute warning. Green Bay moved into goal-to-go with an 8-yard pass to Reed on a quick fade.

Love found Malik Heath on second-and-goal but the rookie receiver had it knocked out of his arms at the end of the play. New York reviewed the play and let the ruling on the field stand.

Love went back to Heath on the next play and the rookie caught it near the pylon to put the Packers back ahead 22-21 after a failed two-point conversion with 1:33 remaining.

The Giants answered back, though, with DeVito completing four straight passes. The fourth was a 32-yard completion to Robinson to the Green Bay 22. Bullock made a 37-yard field goal to win the game as time expired.