New York Giants (4-6) 27, Green Bay Packers (5-5) 13
Sunday November 17th 2013 (at New York)
(NEW YORK) - The Green Bay Packers continue to find life without Aaron Rodgers to be extremely challenging. Scott Tolzien threw three interceptions in place of the injured former league MVP, one of which was returned 24 yards by Jason Pierre-Paul for a momentum- changing touchdown in the fourth quarter that helped the New York Giants to a 27-13 victory over the free-falling Packers at MetLife Stadium. Tolzien did do some good things in his first NFL start, throwing for 339 yards on 24-of-34 efficiency and leading a long touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter that brought the Packers within 20-13. His next series ended in disaster, however, with Pierre-Paul making an athletic leaping grab of the young quarterback's attempt in the flat and racing untouched to the end zone with 10:49 left to play. Green Bay has now dropped three straight since Rodgers exited the team's Week 9 loss to Chicago early with a fractured left collarbone. Conversely, New York has now reeled off four consecutive wins since a dreadful 0-6 start. Pierre-Paul's touchdown highlighted a strong defensive effort that limited the Packers to 55 rushing yards, while Victor Cruz paced the offense with an eight-catch, 110-yard performance. NOTES: Lacy's touchdown was only the second allowed by the Giants' defense during the team's four-game win streak...Crosby's 57-yard kick was the second-longest field goal in Packers history, surpassed only by his 58-yarder at Minnesota on Oct. 23, 2011...New York has now won the last three meetings in the series, following up a 37-20 victory at Lambeau Field in the 2011 NFC Playoffs with last season's 38-10 triumph at home.
GREEN BAY     -  0  6  0  7 - 13
NY GIANTS     -  7  3 10  7 - 27
                       GREEN BAY     NY GIANTS
First downs                   16            19
Rush-yards-TDs           20-55-1       24-78-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 24-34-339-0-3 25-35-279-1-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-23
Net pass yards               339           256
Total yards                  394           334
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards             5-38          3-30
Time of Possession         24:46         35:14
SCORING
1st - NYG - Rueben Randle, 26-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick) NY GIANTS 7-0
2nd - NYG - Brown, 40-yard field goal NY GIANTS 10-0
2nd - GB - Crosby, 24-yard field goal NY GIANTS 10-3
2nd - GB - Crosby, 57-yard field goal NY GIANTS 10-6
3rd - NYG - Brown, 28-yard field goal NY GIANTS 13-6
3rd - NYG - Brandon Jacobs, 1-yard run (Brown kick) NY GIANTS 20-6
4th - GB - Eddie Lacy, 4-yard run (Crosby kick) NY GIANTS 20-13
4th - NYG - Jason Pierre-Paul, 24-yard interception return (Brown kick) NY GIANTS 27-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 14-27 1 TD, John Kuhn 1-12, Scott Tolzien 2-11, M.D. Jennings 1-6, James Starks 2-(-1)
NY GIANTS - Andre Brown 18-66, Brandon Jacobs 5-9 1 TD, Eli Manning 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Tolzien 34-24-339 3 INT
NY GIANTS - Eli Manning 35-25-279 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jordy Nelson 8-117, Jarrett Boykin 6-91, John Kuhn 3-11, James Jones 2-55, Eddie Lacy 2-21, Andrew Quarless 2-18, Brandon Bostick 1-26
NY GIANTS - Victor Cruz 8-110, Hakeem Nicks 4-50, Rueben Randle 3-37 1 TD, Brandon Myers 3-32, Andre Brown 3-27, Jerrel Jernigan 2-21, John Connor 2-2
Scott Tolzien became the third Packer starting quarterback of the season when he faced the Giants on November 17th. Despite losing 27-13, the former Badger set a franchise record with the most yards passing in the first two games as a Packer (619).
PREVIOUS NOTABLE PACKER QUARTERBACKS - First Two Appearances (Since 1970)
Opponent                     ATT COMP  YDS  TD INT RESULT
John Hadl (1974)
11-3-74 (vs Washington)       15    9   99   0   1 Lost 17-6
*11-10-74 (vs Chicago)        20    9  119   0   1 Won 20-3
TOTAL                         35   18  218   0   2 (1-1)
Lynn Dickey (1976)
*9-12-76 (vs San Francisco)   36   14  149   0   0 Lost 26-14
*9-19-76 (at St. Louis)       26   10  104   0   3 Lost 29-0
TOTAL                         62   24  253   0   3 (0-2)
Randy Wright (1984)
9-9-84 (at LA Raiders)        24   10   67   1   2 Lost 28-7
9-23-84 (at Dallas)           18    6   52   0   3 Lost 20-6
TOTAL                         42   16  119   1   5 (0-2)
Don Majkowski (1987)
9-13-87 (vs LA Raiders)        7    2   15   0   0 Lost 20-0
*9-20-87 (vs Denver)          21   10  121   1   0 Tied 17-17
TOTAL                         28   12  136   1   0 (0-1-1)
Brett Favre (1992)
9-13-92 (at Tampa Bay)        14    8   73   0   1 Lost 31-3
9-20-92 (vs Cincinnati)       39   22  289   2   0 Won 24-23
TOTAL                         53   30  362   2   0 (1-1)
Aaron Rodgers (2005)
10-9-05 (vs New Orleans)       1    1    0   0   0 Won 52-3
12-19-05 (at Baltimore)       15    8   65   0   1 Lost 48-3
TOTAL                         16    9   65   0   1 (1-1)
Scott Tolzien (2013)
10-10-13 (vs Eagles)          39   24  280   1   2 Lost 13-27
*10-17-13 (at NY Giants)      34   24  339   0   3 Lost 13-27
TOTAL                         73   48  619   1   5 (0-2)