Week five brings the Giants to London to face the Packers in what will be another battle of run-first offenses. That’s right, an Aaron Rogers-led team is 16th in passing yet with a 6th-ranked rushing attack comprised of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.
The 1A, 1B duo have combined for 538 yards in the ground in 105 attempts. They have been targeted 30 times in the passing game for another 150 yards. Jones is averaging 6.8 yards-per-carry and 3.4 yards after contact which is higher than Saquon Barkley’s 2.9 and Derrick Henry’s 2.0. Both the powerful Dillon and allusive Jones have a tendency to break tackles, combining for seven thus far which is similar to power backs like Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb.
The Packers have a tendency to utilize both backs in a formation allowing for misdirection plays as well as bootlegs. In this formation they can also use Dillon as a blocking back. It will be important for the Giants to maintain lane and edge discipline.
This may seem to be falling right into the Giant’s defensive wheelhouse, but still looms Arron Rogers who now has four games with his young developing receivers and is far better than what they have yet faced this season.