Lions Beat Giants On MNF

The Detroit Lions move to 2-0 on the season after beating the 0-2 New York Giants 24-10 on Monday Night Football.

Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New Matthew Stafford

On Monday night, Stafford brought his endurance and toughness to the game. Ready to play a great game, he proved to fans that he is more than just a fourth-quarter miracle hero. In the second quarter, the starting quarterback held it together after squinting in pain on the sidelines. It appears that he was poked in the eye on a strip-sack. However, the Lions got the ball back on the next play and he delivered a quick touchdown drive that secured the Lions lead. Even in the first quarter, he put his trust in Marvin Jones Jr. by throwing a deep shot when necessary.

Giants Struggling

Giants coach Ben McAdoo spoke after the tough loss Monday night.

Detroit was able to sack quarterback Eli Manning five times– New York was stuggling offensively last night despite having Odell Beckham Jr. back. But Beckham was on the field for less than half of the snaps during the first half and while he played more in the second half, his presence was more for “only when necessary” plays. When Beckham initally talked to reporters, he stated that his ankle injury would take six to eight weeks to fully recover, however, he managed to play after four weeks of recovery but he clearly was not at full strength.

With a weak Beckham, New York also had a struggling offensive line. Due to injuries and poor play, the line struggled all night to protect Manning and the Giants offense struggled as well.

Up Next

Detroit will host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday while the Giants will be in Philadelphia to play against the Eagles.

 

 

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