Aaron Rodgers fumbled on the Green Bay Packers' first offensive possession of the second half, gifting the New York Giants some excellent field position and an opportunity to build their lead. Unfortunately for New York, the Packers' defense finally felt like stepping up and forced a three and out for the first time all game. The Giants were forced to punt, and Rodgers has another opportunity to make this a one-score game.
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Hakeem Nicks made yet another reception on first down to set up second down and three, but the Packers defense came up huge with two stuffs on two subsequent run plays, setting up a fourth down and inches and a punt. Rodgers hasn't been his usual self so far, and the Packers need him to step up sooner rather than later.
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