Packers vs. Giants: Performances to watch

Giants QB Daniel Jones
Giants QB Daniel Jones

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Packers take their second crack at getting win No. 9 as they conclude a stretch of four road contests in five games.

Here are five things to watch:

1. Takeaway time: The Giants have committed 25 turnovers in 11 games, and rookie QB Daniel Jones has had a hand in 18 of them (eight interceptions, 10 lost fumbles). Last week, the Packers' defense failed to register a takeaway for just the fourth time this season. After the previous three shutouts, the Packers responded the next game with multiple takeaways.

2. On the edge: The Packers lost veteran RT Bryan Bulaga in the first half of last week's game to a knee injury, but he was back on the practice field by Thursday and could play. He's listed as questionable. If he can't play, the Packers might replace him with Alex Light, or they could slide RG Billy Turner out to Bulaga's spot at tackle and insert Lucas Patrick at guard.

3. Testing depth: The Giants were hoping to get TE Evan Engram back from a foot injury this week, but he's been ruled out. Backup TE Rhett Ellison is also out with a concussion. The Packers have struggled to cover tight ends for several weeks now, and the Giants at that position are down to reserves Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson, who have combined for seven catches, 28 yards and one TD this season.

4. Chalk one up: Last week, Packers WR Davante Adams scored his first touchdown of 2019 after a long wait. Is there another Green Bay player who could get his first TD of the season? FB Danny Vitale? TEs Marcedes Lewis or Robert Tonyan? Someone on defense?

5. Division race: The Vikings, tied for first in the NFC North with the Packers at 8-3, play on Monday night at Seattle. If the Packers lose to the Giants, they would be in danger of falling out of first place for the first time all season.

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