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Thanks to Matthew Stafford’s 342 passing yards, the Detroit Lions extended the New York Giants losing streak to four games.

  • New York Giants 26 (2-6)
  • Detroit Lions 31 (3-3-1)
  • NFL, Final Box Score
  • Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Against the Detroit Lions, Daniel Jones had the first four-touchdown passing game of his career. But in the end, it wasn’t enough to overcome Matthew Stafford and his 342 yards and three touchdown effort as the Lions won 31-26, and gave the Giant their fourth-consecutive loss.

The Lions began the scoring on the afternoon in unique fashion as former Giants Devon Kennard scored on a 13 yard fumble recovery. Jones attempted to throw a lateral to Saquon Barkley, but the lateral fell short, hit the ground and Kennard picked it up for the score to go up 7-0.

Detroit would extend its lead to 14-0 on its possession when Stafford connected with Marvin Hall for a 40-yard touchdown.

On the game’s following possession, Big Blue finally got on the scoreboard on a Jones 22-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Darius Slayton.

Following a Matt Prater 53-yard field goal attempt that went wide right on the Lions next possession, the Jones to Slayton combination would strike again eight plays later, this time from 28 yards out. Aldrick Rosas would miss the extra point attempt and the Lions remained on top, 14-13.

With help from a running into the kicker penalty on David Mayo on Lions punter Sam Martin on 4th-and-4 on the Lions 48-yard line, the Lions closed out the scoring in the first half on a Prater 52-yard field goal.

The Lions would march down the field on the opening possession of the second half, 75 yards on 10 plays that culminated in a Stafford nine yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay to put Detroit up 24-13.

Big Blue would respond on a 10-play drive of their own, which ended in a two-yard touchdown from Jones to tight end Evan Engram. The Giants attempted a two-point conversion on a pass to Slayton, but failed on the conversion and the score remained 24-19.

Detroit would extend its lead to 31-19 early in the fourth quarter on a 41-yard flea-flicker from Stafford to Golladay.

The Giants would turn the ball over on downs on their next two possession, but were finally able to find the end zone again with 1:19 remaining in the game. A Jones four-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley made the score 31-26.

They would attempt an onside kick, but Rosas kick went out of bounds with it, which ended the comeback threat.

At 2-6 and no hopes of making the playoffs, you have to wonder if the Giants will become sellers before the trade deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. ET. The Giants will seek to end their four-game skid next Monday night when they take on the (4-3) Dallas Cowboys.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.