American soccer is again in London for the second week in a row.
The New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for Week 5’s worldwide battle. Every staff boasts a 3-1 report. Meaning for the primary time in 32 contests performed, a London sport options two groups with profitable data.
This may even be the primary time the Packers play in London, making them the thirty second staff to take action. Traditionally, the Giants have performed nicely exterior of the States.
The staff performed within the first regular-season London matchup again in 2007 and are one in every of simply 4 groups which have a number of wins and no losses in London.
Via 4 weeks, the Giants have had stunning success beneath new head coach Brian Daboll. As with all main adjustments to a staff, an adjustment interval is predicted however from Week 1, Daboll has confirmed his capacity to information this Giants staff to win.
That being mentioned, the staff has had a fairly gentle schedule thus far, except their season opener in opposition to the Tennessee Titans.
The Giants simply beat the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears, and dropped their solely lack of the season to a Dak Prescott-less Cowboys in a sport that was riddled with sloppy errors and missed scoring alternatives.
The Packers enter Week 5 after practically shedding to the New England Patriots and their third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe.
The Patriots took the Packers all the way in which into additional time, when Rodgers led a 77-yard drive topped with a 31-yard Mason Crosby area objective to seal the victory.
The Packers emerged with the win, however they have been very near what would have been an extremely disappointing loss. The Patriots’ inexperienced rookie QB proved a lot more durable to beat, whereas Rodgers had a dismal first half and as soon as once more carried out under his typical averages.
A win for Inexperienced Bay would require a full-game efficiency from Rodgers. The Giants will look to place the strain on the four-time-MVP as a lot as attainable.
He posts the league’s worst hole in passer ranking when throwing with no strain (108.4) versus beneath strain (28.6). New York has the power to take advantage of this weak point, having blitzed on 41.9% of dropbacks (second-most within the NFL) and generated strain on 29% of QB dropbacks (twelfth within the league).
For the Giants, a win would sway the pendulum extra in the direction of “contender” than “pretender.”
The Giants have largely struggled over the past decade, and haven’t had a profitable season since 2016. This new-look staff beneath Daboll is the primary style Giants followers have had at success in a superb whereas. How they compete this week will give extra perception into if this staff actually has postseason potential.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ (1-3) rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett makes his first profession begin on Sunday in opposition to the heavyweight Buffalo Payments (3-1). The Payments received’t take it simple on Pickett, both.
Getting into Week 5, Buffalo leads the league in cross protection, permitting the fewest yards and second-fewest touchdowns via the air.
Who was the final rookie quarterback to defeat a staff with the league’s prime cross protection? In response to NFL Analysis, Ben Roethlisberger with the Steelers again in 2004.
On the opposing facet, Payments quarterback Josh Allen has potential to etch his identify additional within the report books.
He wants simply two touchdowns to cross Corridor of Famer Peyton Manning for the fourth-most mixed passing and speeding touchdowns by a participant in his first 5 seasons in NFL historical past.
Thus far this season, he ranks second within the NFL with 12 mixed passing and speeding touchdowns. He has 146 mixed touchdowns since coming into the league in 2018.
Tune in on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET to see Allen and Pickett in motion.
Arizona Cardinals tight finish Zach Ertz faces his former staff, the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles, on Sunday. Ertz performed for the Eagles for eight-plus seasons, together with serving to the staff to a Tremendous Bowl win in 2018.
He was traded to the Cardinals final October after he and the Eagles couldn’t agree on a contract. This would be the first time Ertz meets the Eagles in an opposing uniform.
The matchup additionally hosts the league’s two finest speeding quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Kyler Murray. Murray leads all quarterbacks with 18 speeding touchdowns, whereas Hurts ranks tied for second with 17.
Kickoff is ready for Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.
Right here’s how you can catch these groups and others throughout the league in motion, from wherever you might be.
Australia: NFL Sport Move, ESPN, 7Plus
Brazil: NFL Sport Move, ESPN
Canada: CTV, TSN, RDS, NFL Sport Move on DAZN
Germany: NFL Sport Move, ProSieben MAXX, DAZN
Mexico: NFL Sport Move, TUDN, ESPN, Fox Sports activities, Sky Sports activities
UK: NFL Sport Move, Sky Sports activities, ITV, Channel 5
US: NFL Sport Move, CBS Sports activities, Fox Sports activities, ESPN, Amazon Prime