Kristian Dyer's 3 things we learned: Giants fall apart in Green Bay

The Packers were riding high after the 2007 and 2011 seasons, full of offensive firepower and Super Bowl aspirations as they hit the postseason.

The Giants still lost, though, and it really doesn't change the fact that Beckham has scored only once in the last six games (dating to last season). A play earlier James Starks had fumbled into the arms of Kelvin Sheppard, but the running back grabbed the ball back to recover it and keep it away from the Giants for the rest of the game. "The Giants only had one", 620 WTMJ Voice of the Packers Wayne Larrivee reminded listeners, among the long list of mistakes.

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy picks up back-to-back first downs in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup against the Giants.

- Nelson has had at least one TD reception in each of the first four games this season, becoming the first Packer to do so since WR Bill Schroeder in 2001. Rodgers would later connect with Davante Adams for his second and last touchdown pass of the game.

A little dramatic, you say?

With Minnesota clearly the real deal after jumping off to a 5-0 start, the Packers already are looking up in the NFC North Division.

Lacy, who rushed for 103 yards on 17 carries in the Week 3 win over the Lions before the bye, barreled his way to an impressive 31-yard gain in the second quarter. It had been called upon sparingly in the first three games. It was the 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career. "We've got home games the next two and two games in a short period of time, but these are games we're going to have to win".

Asked after the game if that confidence remains, McAdoo said: "I still do". "Obviously, you're not going to be ideal every game".

The Packers did that in large part because their defense, minus starting cornerbacks Sam Shields (concussion) and Damarious Randall (groin), stymied one of the NFL's more productive offenses.

All the Eagles (3-1) needed was a field goal to stay unbeaten, but Wentz went deep on the next snap to Nelson Agholor, and Slay intercepted him with 77 seconds left, Wentz's first turnover of his National Football League career. He couldn't get the ball to dynamic young wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard for big plays anywhere on the field.

Odell Beckham Jr. caught five passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. And then you look at the guys who can rush the passer, it's hard, so we really like what we have this year. It somehow took the Giants until their fifth game to finally add some creativity to their offense - lining up their top receivers in trips formations, getting the ball to Beckham in different ways, mixing up their personnel groupings, trick plays, etc.

Rodgers threw two interceptions in a game for the first time in almost a year.

That could have been enough with the Packers defense holding NY to just 219 yards in the game. "Guys on the sideline, the defense watching, they get pumped up". Will Tye would drop a wide open pass which would have gone for a touchdown.

That approach didn't continue throughout the game, but the run-pass balance did. Instead of a possible touchdown, Green Bay took Mason Crosby's 44-yard field goal to go up by 17-6 at the half.

After a slow summer, Fackrell is rapidly becoming more comfortable in Dom Capers' defense. That's the most encouraging thing of all.

Said Packers coach Mike McCarthy: "We weren't as crisp as we'd like, (but) I thought we did a very good job in a number of areas". "But we're not far off as an offense".