Giants drop eighth-straight game against Packers at icy MetLife Stadium

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is upended during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Playing in conditions more adept for Lambeau Field, the Giants dropped their eighth in a row on Sunday in an icy 31-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers at the Meadowlands.

It’s Big Blue’s worst skid since 2004, as the Giants were overwhelmed by the play of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who threw four touchdown passes in the snow, finishing the day 21 of 33 for 243 yards with no interceptions on the slippery MetLife Stadium turf.

The Packers (9-3) also intercepted Giants rookie Daniel Jones three times, with the picks setting up 10 points. Jones, who had not thrown an interception in the last two games, finished 20 of 37 for 240 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard.

Aldrick Rosas added field goals of 27 and 45 yards for New York (2-10), which has a 7-21 mark since Pat Shurmur took over last season.

A light snow started falling before game time and it quickly covered the field, forcing work crews to shovel the yardage lines during breaks. It also made it look like Wisconsin, and the Packers had no problem in beating New York for the third straight time.

The last time was in the NFC wild-card game in January 2017. Rodgers also threw four touchdown passes in that one, a game that started New York on a three-year run that has seen it win 10 games and change coaches and general managers.

On the injury front, Giants rookie CB Corey Ballentine left in the second half with a concussion, his second of the season.

The Giants will next head down the New Jersey Turnpike to Philadelphia for a Monday Night Football showdown against the Eagles on Dec. 9.

— Tom Canavan

Associated Press