The Green Bay Packers lost their third straight game following Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Scott Tolzien finished 24 of 34 for 339 yards with three interceptions.
“The first thing you do after a game like this is evaluate yourself. Three turnovers. That’s the bottom line. The guys worked too hard. That’s on me, completely,” Tolzien said, via the team’s website.
Down just 20-13 early in the fourth quarter, Jason Pierre-Paul picked off Tolzien and returned it for a touchdown for the game’s final score.
“I gave him a freebie there. We had a chance at that point,” Tolzien said of Pierre-Paul’s pick six. “I will learn from that. I would’ve liked to have been a lot cleaner. You evaluate yourself. I’ll be better this week.”
The Packers, who got a touchdown run by Eddie Lacy and two field goals by Mason Crosby, including a 57-yarder, fell a game behind the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in the NFC North.
“We have to be real honest about it. Five interceptions in two games,” coach Mike McCarthy said of Tolzien’s stat line. “It’s something that’ll be addressed.”
“I didn’t coach well enough and our team didn’t play well enough to win.”
Eli Manning threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle, and Brandon Jacobs scored on a one-yard run for the Giants.
The Packers need Aaron Rodgers, who is out with a broken left collarbone, back to win the NFC North title. The Packers will have to win their three remaining division games and finish no worse than a tie with the Bears and/or Lions to win the crown.
The Packers first of three remaining NFC North games is on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The following week the Packers play the Detroit Lions and then the Chicago Bears the final week of the season with games against the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers in between.