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Giants Now: Giants-Packers Week 5 Preview


Giants vs. Packers Week 5 Preview

The Giants will look to jump out to a 4-1 start when they travel to London to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

Sunday's game will represent the 32nd NFL game in London. Oddly enough, the Packers are the 32nd and final team to head overseas to play an international game. There have been 41 regular-season international games in NFL history -- 31 in London, six in Toronto, and four in Mexico City. The combined winning percentage of .750 between the Giants and Packers is the highest ever in an international game in Week 4 or later.

Here are notes and stats for players on both teams in the Week 5 matchup

Giants Notes

*QB Daniel Jones rushed for 68 yards & 2 TDs in Week 4, his 2nd career game with 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row with 65+ rush yards. Passed for 240 yards in last meeting. Has 95+ rating in 2 of his past 3 road starts.

*RB Saquon Barkley had 162 scrimmage yards (146 rush, 16 rec.) in Week 4. Leads the NFL with 570 scrimmage yards (142.5 per game) in 2022 & is only player with 3 games of 125+ scrimmage yards. Had 115 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 32 rec.) in last meeting. Is 1 of 6 active players to average 100+ scrimmage yards per game (103.9).

*WR Richie James has 4+ catches in 3 of his 1st 4 games in 2022. Set career highs with 9 catches for 184 rec. yards & rec. TD in his last game vs. GB (11/5/20 w/ SF).

*LB Tae Crowder led team with season-high 11 tackles & had 2nd-career sack & 2nd-career FF in Week 4. Has 5+ tackles in 5 of his past 6.

*LB Azeez Ojulari had 1st sack of season & 2nd-career FF in Week 4.

*LB Kayvon Thibodeaux had 3 tackles & 1st-career FR last week.

*LB Jihad Ward had 11th-career sack & 1st-career FF last week, his 1st sack with NYG. Aims for his 5th in row in 2022 with 4+ tackles.

*LB Jaylon Smith had 7 tackles & TFL in his season debut last week. Had 9 tackles & sack in his last game vs. GB (10/6/19 w/ Dal.).

*DL Dexter Lawrence had career-high 2 sacks in Week 4. Is 1 of 3 DL (Grady Jarrett & Christian Wilkins) with 3 games of 5+ tackles this season.

*S Xavier McKinney has 5+ tackles in 6 of his past 7. 

Packers Notes

*QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 251 yards & 2 TDs in Week 4 & became 5th QB in NFL history with 500 career TD passes, reg. season & postseason combined. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has 1,494 pass yards (298.8 per game) & 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.2 rating in 5 career starts vs. NYG. Had 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125.4 rating in last meeting.

*RB Aaron Jones had 115 scrimmage yards (110 rush, 5 rec.) in Week 4. Is 1 of 3 NFC RBs (Saquon Barkley & Christian McCaffrey) with 400+ scrimmage yards (408) in 2022. Since 2019, is only RB with 30+ rush TDs (30) & 10+ rec. TDs (12).

*RB AJ Dillon had 84 scrimmage yards (73 rush, 11 rec.) in Week 4 & has 65+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6.

*WR Allen Lazard had 6 catches for 116 yards in Week 4, his 3rd-career 100-yard game. Had 103 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 6.

*WR Romeo Doubs had 5 catches & 2nd-career rec. TD in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ receptions & rec. TD.

*LB Rashan Gary had 2 sacks, FF & FR in Week 4 & is 1 of 2 (Matthew Judon) with sack in each of 1st 4 weeks. Aims for his 5th in row with sack & TFL.

*LB De'Vondre Campbell has 7+ tackles in 7 of his past 8.

*LB Quay Walker is 1 of 4 rookies with 5+ tackles in each of 1st 4 weeks.

*LB Preston Smith had 0.5 sacks last week. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs. NYG.

*DL Jarran Reed led team with career-high 8 tackles & had 1st sack with GB last week.

*CB Rasul Douglas has TFL in 2 of his past 3.

*S Adrian Amos aims for his 4th in row vs. NYG with PD.

View rare photos of the history between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers.

Notebook: Daniel Jones makes 'a lot of progress'

Daniel Jones was circumspect about his prospects of playing Sunday, but he was distinctly positive about his health after practice yesterday.

Jones sprained his left ankle four days ago in the Giants' victory against Chicago. He officially worked on a limited basis yesterday afternoon but showed no evidence of the injury as he ran and threw the ball in the team's workout.

"Felt good out there," Jones said. "I've been working with the (athletic) trainers, and I've made a lot of progress the last couple of days. So, I'll continue to listen to them and continue to do what I can to be back out there."

The Giants will face the Green Bay Packers Sunday in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. How confident is Jones that he will play?

"It's early in the week, so I'm just trying to do everything that I can day-by-day to get back there," he said. "But like I said, I'm feeling good. And I'm feeling a lot better today."

Coach Brian Daboll spoke to the media prior to practice and declined to speculate about Jones' game status.

"We'll see where he's at after today," Daboll said.

📸 Practice Photos: Giants prepare for Packers

The Giants bounced back from their first loss of the season in Week 3 to jump out to a 3-1 start heading into this weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers in London.

In last week's victory over the Chicago Bears, the Giants rushed for 262 yards, including 146 yards from Saquon Barkley. The defense picked up six sacks of Bears QB Justin Fields and the Giants forced three turnovers in the win.

The Packers took on the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field last week and emerged with a 27-24 overtime victory. Aaron Rodgers threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns, while the defense held Patriots QBs Brian Hoyer and Bailey Zappe to 104 net passing yards.

The Giants took the practice field to prepare for this weekend's game against the Packers. Check out Wednesday's practice photos below.

View photos from practice as the Giants gear up for their Week 5 matchup against the Packers in London.

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