Odell Beckham has been the focus of attention for the New York Giants this season, despite the team’s disappointing 2-2 start. Beckham caught just three passes for a career-low 23 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4. He’ll be looking to bounce back (and keep himself penalty- and fine-free) against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
And for the second straight week, Beckham will be in prime time action, as the game will be featured on Sunday Night Football. Kicking off at 8:30 p.m., the game will be broadcast by NBC, with a stream available live online at NBC Sports.
Beckham has been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for a variety of reasons thus far this season, and has faced multiple fines. Given the league’s rules regarding multiple penalties of that nature leading to ejection, Beckham has consistently skirted the edges of those rules.
Still one of the league’s best receivers, Beckham needs to be able to keep a handle on his emotions if the Giants are going to bounce back and compete in the NFC East, a division that’s currently looking strong relative to itself. Beckham has caught 22 passes for 303 yards this season, but has yet to snare a touchdown reception. Eli Manning has struggled at quarterback, with four touchdowns against four interceptions.
Manning has always had interception issues, but the Giants defense has allowed the same number of touchdowns while not picking off a single pass. New York has not managed to snare an interception and the lack of turnovers has been hurting the team big time.
Defensively, the Giants rank 11th in the league in yards allowed, but as a team are 30th in the league in turnover differential at minus-eight. Only two teams are worse. The Packers are much better off on that front though they are just average, ranking 17th in the league with a differential of zero.
The Packers have surprisingly struggled to put up yardage on the offensive side of the ball. They rank dead last in the league with 881 yards this season though that is a bit misleading as they have already had their bye week. They rank 11th in scoring with 25 points per game, making up for it. The Giants, meanwhile, 27th in the league in points scored.
While Manning has struggled, Rodgers has been his usual great self. Rodgers has thrown seven touchdowns against just one interception, though his yardage totals are way down, as is his completion percentage. He’s completed just 58.5 percent of his passes for 617 yards, far lower than usual at this point of the season.
Still, the Packers are coming off a bye week and should be more than prepared to face a Giants team that is still searching for answers on both sides of the ball.
Below is all you need to watch Sunday’s prime time game.
How to Watch Giants vs. Packers on Sunday
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisc.
Announcers: Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels, Michele Tafoya
Online Streaming: Sunday Ticket, NBC Sports