Lions trash Giants
In a lackluster showing, the Lions trash the Giants.
With the return of Odell Beckman Jr., the Giants were looking to bounce back from their loss to the Cowboys last week. Even with OBJ, Big Blue fell flat at the hands of the Detroit Lions.
From what we saw, OBJ didn’t change the Giants’ offensive efficiency. Sterling Shepard was also there, but he didn’t make much of a difference.
Eli Manning went threw for 239 yards, one touchdown, and one interception (68% completion). On the other end, Matthew Stafford threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns, completing 15 out of 21 passes (71% completion). In short, they didn’t do that great.
The real stars of this match up was the Lions’ defense. Manning was sacked four times in the first half. Plus, on six carries, the defense only allowed 26 yards. If anything, Ereck Flowers (offensive tackle) was identified as the Achilles heel of the offense. The only highlight of the Giants’ offense was the 25-yard field goal in the 3rd quarter.
On a 88-yard punt return, Jamal Agnew scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. In clear acts of desperation, Manning decided to go for it despite being on a fourth down, twice. Of course, nothing resulted from those plays. Wrecking the Giants 24-10 is relatively impressing, but this isn’t to say that the Lions were a dominate team. The Lions only racked up 257 yards to the Giants 270 yards.
Overall, both teams underperformed. It won’t be a surprise if the Eagles take down Eli and co., effortlessly.
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