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JPP's pick six secures N.Y. Giants' 4th consecutive win

The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers continue to head in opposite directions.

Pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul's leaping pick six of a Scott Tolzien pass was the turning point in the Giants' 27-13 win Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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The Giants have now won four consecutive following an 0-6 start and remain two games behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East. The Packers (5-5) have lost all three of their games with Aaron Rodgers out of the lineup.

Here's what else we learned:

  1. The downgrade at the quarterback position is the reason why the Packers have stopped winning, but let's not get on Scott Tolzien too much here. How much can you really expect from a quarterback who belongs third on the depth chart? Tolzien did make some nice throws and went over 300 yards on the day, but his three interceptions were too much to overcome. Get well soon, Mr. Rodgers.
  1. The interception and 24-yard touchdown return by Pierre-Paul was the game's defining play while serving as a nice reminder of what kind of impact JPP can make when healthy. The Giants need this guy to make plays if they're going to make a legitimate playoff push.
  1. The loss of Aaron Rodgers has far-reaching effects on the Packers. Just ask Eddie Lacy, who has found less and less running room over the past two weeks. Lacy got in the end zone on one bruising run, but he finished with just 27 yards on 14 carries.
  1. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was much more effective in his second week back from his thumb injury. Playing with a small brace instead of the padded club, Matthews finished with a sack, QB hurry and pass deflection.
  1. Watch out for the Giants now. They won three consecutive without playing well. Sunday was a legitimately strong effort and now they get the Cowboys at home and the fading Redskins on the road in back-to-back weeks. As crazy as it seems, the Giants are in good position to go from 0-6 to 6-6.

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