December 16 2017

3 things we learned as Giants lost to Lions

December 16 2017, 03:05 | Geraldine Moore

Burke Where the Lions can gain an edge on Giants

Burke Where the Lions can gain an edge on Giants

Add in last week's stats and Stafford has 414 yards and six touchdowns through two games.

Trailing 17-7, the Giants drove to the Detroit 2-yard line in the middle of the third quarter. Manning, who had been sacked four times in the first half, was dragged down in the pocket again on the second play of the second half. Giving the Lions a 24-10 lead which would be the final score.

The Giants were disgusting again under the spotlight on Monday night, falling to 0-2 against an intermittently brilliant but flawed Detroit Lions team.

"We just wanted to pick our spots, get him back in the mix, get him back in the fold", McAdoo said.

Another strategy that we are likely to see Detroit use is to get as much pressure on Eli Manning as possible.

NY closed to 17-10 on Aldrick Rosas' 25-yard field goal early in the second half, but it wasted a chance for a TD. The Giants defense has the potential to keep the Philadelphia offense in check but it won't matter if the offense doesn't figure things out in Week 3.

"We talked about playing complete, complimentary football".

It wasn't Detroit's most explosive game - but big plays to Marvin Jones Jr., Abdullah and Ebron were enough to get the job done. We do that, get our offense some good field position, we know they can put points on the board. "That's the only way you can get better".

On the Detroit possession before Ebron's touchdown, NY strong safety Landon Collins had roughly deposited Ebron on the turf for no gain after the tight end had caught a tipped pass. It was the fifth-longest punt return in team history. He finished 22 of 32 for 239 yards with a touchdown and interception.

The NFL's highest paid player has the Detroit Lions rolling into early showdown against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons.

INJURIES: Lions SS Tavon Wilson left in the second half with a shoulder injury. OL D.J. Fluker and LB B.J Goodson are also questionable, while LB Keenan Robinson is out after suffering a concussion. Little else after that made the sell-out crowd at MetLife Stadium cheer on a night where they honored the 2007 Super Bowl team. Coach Tom Coughlin and Hall of Famer Michael Strahan brought the Lombardi Trophy onto the field. No doubt, having Beckham Jr back would be a massive boost for NY, as he adds an extra dimension to everything they do in offense.

The Eagles secondary is undermanned heading into Sunday's game against Beckham and the Giants with top cornerback Ronald Darby out with a dislocated ankle and safety Rodney McLeod's availability uncertain due to a hamstring injury.

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