Packers vs. Giants score: New York claws back from double-digit halftime deficit to pull off upset in London

The New York Giants’ remarkable start continued across the pond in Week 5, beating the Green Bay Packers 27-22 in London to improve to 4-1 on the year. Brian Dabol’s team trailed by double digits going into the locker room at halftime, but scored 17 second-half points — including 14 in the fourth quarter — to come back. They held Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to zero points over that stretch.

It was a great effort from Daniel Jones who battled an ankle injury last week to play in this game. He finished 21 of 27 for 217 yards and added 37 yards on the ground. He was the catalyst during a 15-play drive that traveled 91 yards that helped New York draw even with the Packers at 20 in the early stages of the fourth quarter. Then, Saquon Barkley — who left the game briefly with a shoulder injury — returned to the field and scored the Giants’ go-ahead touchdown on a goal-line run at 6:08 of the fourth.

Of course, Aaron Rodgers didn’t go quietly all night, as he brought the Packers to the Giants 6-yard line and had a chance to tie the game at 27 with a minute to play. However, New York’s defense stepped up in a major way and batted away two consecutive passes from MVP, including a fourth-and-2 that essentially won the game.

Rodgers finished with 222 yards and two touchdowns on 25 of 39 passes. Aaron Jones rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries, while Randall Cobb led all pass catchers with seven catches for 99 yards. For the Giants, Saquon Barkley had 106 yards from scrimmage and that go-ahead touchdown. Darius Slayton hit six of his seven targets for 79 yards.

From here, both these teams will return to the states. New York awaits a Week 6 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium. Meanwhile, the Packers will return to Lambeau Field to prepare for a home matchup with the New York Jets.

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