After an uneventful first drive, Aaron Rodgers wasted no time giving the Packers a first quarter lead on their second possession.
Rodgers found Jordy Nelson on a post route near midfield, and Nelson outran the Giants secondary for an 80-yard touchdown pass. It's a career long for Nelson, and gave the Packers a 7-0 lead after the Mason Crosby extra point. It also gave no small bit of comfort to Packers fans wondering if Rodgers would be okay after his second concussion of the season.
Until that throw, both teams had looked tentative and neither had crossed the opponent's 45. Rodgers' strike to Nelson changed that, and gave Green Bay an early lead to work with.
And since that play, Eli Manning's gone from connecting on all three of his passes so far to throwing an interception to Tramon Williams that set the quarterback's new career high for picks in a season.
The Packers may have a chance to build a big lead early.