LONDON – QB Aaron Rodgers may still be trying to get some of the younger receivers, but he’s a pro at knowing where to look to find the goal line. Three times in four games Rodgers made a touchdown throw towards Wide receiver Allen Lazard, this one with a four-yard screen that gave the Packers an 10-0 lead in the opening quarter. Lazard was able to catch it from the right side of the slot, and was able to score the touchdown with rookie receiver Romeo Doubs blocking on the outside.
It was Rodgers seventh touchdown pass in the entire season. Lazard has three touchdowns despite not playing in the opener because of injuries to his ankle.
A pass interference penalty of 33 yards upon Giants Safety Xavier McKinney against tight end Robert Tonyan got the Packers to the 4-yard line.
With the field goal that opened the game and a field goal, it marked the first occasion that the Packers had scored at least 10 points during the initial quarters of an opponent since the third week of the season, with the period of 18 games between.
Since the beginning of last campaign, Lazard had scored an TD on 20.8 percent of his catches (through the first two receptions today) this is the highest number of any player in the NFL with the minimum of 20 receptions, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Rodgers performed a feat of magic close to the goal line in the 2nd quarter. He fooled almost every player on the Giants defense by making a fake handoffs for AJ Dillon and a faux end around to Christian Watson that left Marcedes Lewis open for a 2-yard touchdown. It wasn’t just Lewis the debut touchdown in the NFL, but also his first catch of the season.