New York Giants Week 2 Game Notes: Detroit Lions on 'Monday Night Football'
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talks with his teammate Odell Beckham Jr. #13 prior to their game against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

For the second straight week, the New York Giants are in the prime time spotlight when they host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.

Detroit Lions (1-0) at New York Giants (0-1)

History:

Giants 4-1 in last five meetings dating back to ’07…Giants posted 17-6 win over Lions last season (Week 15) at MetLife Stadium…

Numbers:

LIONS: Defeated Cardinals, 35-23, in Week 1…Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford: Including playoffs, 21 TD passes, 7 INT in last 14 games dating back to ’16…Stafford: Including playoffs, 47 TD passes, 13 INT in last 26 games dating back to ’15 (16-10 record)…Lions: 16-9 in last 25 regular season games dating back to ’15 (opened 1-7 in ’15)…Lions: Including playoffs, 10 wins by combined 57 points, 8 losses by combined 77 points dating back to ’16…

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GIANTS: Lost to Cowboys, 19-3, in Week 1…Including playoffs, scored fewer than 20 points in 7 straight games dating back to ‘16…QB Eli Manning: 91 TD passes, 45 INT in 49 regular season games dating back to ‘14 (18 TD passes, NFL-high 27 INT in 16 games in ’13)…Allowed 26 offensive touchdowns in 17 regular-season games dating back to ’16…DE Olivier Vernon: Incl. playoffs, 8.5 sacks in last 11 games (1 sack in first 7 games in ’16)…Incl. playoffs, 22 takeaways in last 12 games (3 takeaways in first 6 games in ’16)…

Things to look for:

A lot is being said about the New York Giants’ offense and its struggles without wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Of course, he was in the lineup for the final six games last season (including the playoff loss to the Packers) and Ben McAdoo’s club had problems finding the end zone. Look for New York to move the ball and settle for field goals more times than not. And Steve Spagnuolo’s defense will come up with a few timely plays…

 NEXT: 5 Keys to Victory Over the Lions 


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