New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers: Full Report Card Grades for New York

January 9, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the New York Giants, the 2016 season was a lot better than many expected.
Did the offense take a step back? Yes. Did the team go through stretches where it looked like it'd be holding a top-10 pick in the upcoming draft? Sure. Did the failure to upgrade the offensive line come back to haunt it? Absolutely.
But at the same time, Big Blue went from having one of the worst defenses in NFL history to arguably the best group in the league. General manager Jerry Reese's high monetary risks paid off and a number of his draft selections became constant contributors. Landon Collins grew from afterthought to star, while Odell Beckham Jr. shined as bright as ever.
The theme of the season was "Defense wins championships." And although that side of the game got the Giants into the playoffs, it was the offensive woes that ultimately held them back.
Despite traveling to Green Bay with some momentum, they ran into potential NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who led the Packers to a 38-13 ...

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