Packers down Giants to improve to 9-3

WR Allen Lazard
WR Allen Lazard

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It was a tight game through three quarters, but the Packers pulled away in the fourth for a 31-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday at a snowy and slippery MetLife Stadium.

With the win, the Packers improved to 9-3 and temporarily moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC North, with the 8-3 Vikings slated to play Monday night in Seattle. The Giants lost their eighth straight to fall to 2-10.

The Packers couldn’t do much running the ball, but QB Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, completing 21-of-33 for 243 yards for a 125.4 passer rating.

WR Davante Adams caught two of those TDs, making six grabs for 64 yards. WR Allen Lazard had another score on a three-catch, 103-yard day, his first career 100-yard game. TE Marcedes Lewis tacked on the last touchdown on his only catch of the day, his first TD as a member of the Packers.

Defensively, Green Bay intercepted Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones three times, twice on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter. CB Kevin King, S Darnell Savage and CB Tramon Williams had the picks.

Jones finished 20-of-37 for 240 yards and one TD with the three INTs for a 49.4 rating. RB Saquon Barkley had 19 carries for 83 yards, and WR Sterling Shepard had three grabs for 40 yards and a score.

Here’s a recap of all the action from the in-game live blog:

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