The Giants haven't played a pretty game yet this season and you can add today's game to that list. But there is no column for style points in the standings. All there are is wins and losses.
Green Bay came in here without their starting QB (Aaron Rodgers) and several key defenders and fought the Giants to the very last minute. They were in the game because the Giants struggled through penalties and lapses and yet another miscommunication between their QB and a receiver that took points off the board.
Mistakes would not doom them today, however. In the end the Giants walked away with a 27-13 victory, their fourth straight, and escaped from the NFC East basement for the first time this season. They improved to 4-6 and will face the Cowboys here next Sunday, where they can move into a second place tie with a win.
The story once again was the Giants' defense - especially their play against the run - who held rookie rushing star Eddie Lacy to just 27 yards on 14 carries.
Packers' backup QB Scott Tolzien threw for 339 yards against the Giants but tossed three INTs, one into the arms of a leaping Jason Pierre-Paul, who ran it 24 yards into the end zone for a pick six.
[sny-box]Some quick numbers:
Eli Manning was 25/35 for 279 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Andre Brown ran 18 times for 66 yards with a long of 12.
Brandon Jacobs had two fourth down conversions and a TD.
Victor Cruz caught eight passes for 110 yards.
Hakeem Nicks had 4 receptions for 50 yards.
Rueben Randle caught three passes for 37 yards including a 26 yard TD.
Terrell Thomas led the Giants with seven tackles.
Jon Beason and Antrel Rolle each had an interception.
The defense did not record a sack.
Eli was sacked four times.[/sny-box]