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NFL Week 13 PFF ReFocused: Green Bay Packers 31, New York Giants 13

Aaron Rodgers put on a stellar performance in the snow to lead his Green Bay Packers to a 31-13 win over the New York Giants in Week 13 of the 2019 season.

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Final Score

Green Bay Packers 31, New York Giants 13

Green Bay Packers

Although he was only out there for about half of the Packers’ snaps, wide receiver Allen Lazard made a significant impact on the game with his deep receptions. Lazard caught two deep balls that both went for touchdowns. Those deep shots are especially valuable in a weather game in which unpredictable things can happen.

Aaron Rodgers put together a stellar performance for the Packers in the snow. He was accurate down the field for a couple of touchdowns and also handled the pressure well and did not put the ball in harm's way.

One of the best performances of the day for the Packers' defense came from Za’Darius Smith. Smith was constantly in Daniel Jones’ face and had several quick wins off the edge that ended plays before they could get started.

Kenny Clark controlled much of the middle at nose tackle and was able to use his superior strength as pass-rusher, as his bullrush was just too much for Jon Halapio in this one.

New York Giants

Outside of a couple of throws, quarterback Daniel Jones actually had a good day. He was relatively accurate in the intermediate areas of the field, but his interceptions were the killer. He had a bad misread of coverage on one and a bad overthrow for the other. When the other side isn't turning the ball over, those interceptions matter just that much more.

In the snow, the Giants were unable to get much going on the ground with Saquon Barkley. One of the biggest issues was that center Jon Halapio was controlled early and often by Kenny Clark.

One of the bright spots for the Giants' defense was the play of rookie Julian Love. Love was able to come up and make plays in coverage with his sure tackling, and he did his best to keep the Packers off schedule.

The Giants' other cornerbacks did not make many positive plays. Sam Beal and Janoris Jenkins were both beaten deep this afternoon. Jenkins also really struggled to tackle and was run over on a couple of occasions. Beal was charged with giving up a touchdown as well as a pass interference penalty.

Cris Collinsworth

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