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Preview: Detroit Lions vs New York Giants - NFL Week 2

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The Lions will look to keep their winning ways going this week after opening up with a win over the Cardinals. The Lions will get a NY Giant's team that not only lost, but appears to be overly dependent on one star player (Odell Beckham Jr.) they were missing in week 1.

 

 

 

NY Giants Running Game Lacks Productivity

Coming into the season the Giants were one of the worst running teams in football, and they weren't any better in the opener. The Giants leading rusher, Paul Perkins had just 16 yards and that was on seven carries. What's more troubling is the Giants were close most of the way in the game vs the Lions, but the Giants still didn't try to establish a run game. 

The Odell Beckham Factor

OBJ may have showed everyone he could be the MVP of the league, since the Giants offense would be completely lost without him. First, Beckham's absence allowed the Cowboys to sit back on defense, blitzing only a minuscule 7% of pass plays, and even without the extra pressure, the Lions sacked Eli Manning three times. Second, Manning's 29 completions were good for just 220 yards, meaning most of his passes were underneath, which is no surprise considering Shane Vereen was his top target on the night. So If Beckham can't go or isn't 100-percent, expect Detroit to sit back the way that Dallas did. If Beckham is back and healthy though, it changes everything for the New York Giants' offense.

Dealing With Matthew Stafford

The real test of this game though will be how the Giants secondary handles Matthew Stafford. Stafford torched the Arizona Cardinals last week in the second half, going 12-16 for 180 yards and a TD. Arizona, a team that led all teams in blitz percentage last season, only blitzed Stafford 21% and sacked him only once. of the time sack him just once and only had four quarterback hits on Stafford. Look for the Giants to turn up the pressure, since sitting back on Stafford doesn't seem to work.

Who Wins In Giants vs Lions?

So who has the advantage in the Giants vs Lions Monday Night Football match up? If Odell Beckham Jr. play then the Giants have the advantage. Without him it goes to the Lions.

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Results and Schedule

4th Place, NFC East (4-7)

Record

4-7

Predictive rank

#25

Streak

W1

Results and Schedule

Date Opponent Result Location W/L Div
09/12 Denver L 13-27 Home 0-1 0-0
09/16 Washington L 29-30 Away 0-2 0-1
09/26 Atlanta L 14-17 Home 0-3 0-1
10/03 New Orleans W 27-21 Away 1-3 0-1
10/10 Dallas L 20-44 Away 1-4 0-2
10/17 LA Rams L 11-38 Home 1-5 0-2
10/24 Carolina W 25-3 Home 2-5 0-2
11/01 Kansas City L 17-20 Away 2-6 0-2
11/07 Las Vegas W 23-16 Home 3-6 0-2
11/22 Tampa Bay L 10-30 Away 3-7 0-2
11/28 Philadelphia W 13-7 Home 4-7 1-2
12/05 Miami 1:00 pm Away
12/12 LA Chargers 4:05 pm Away
12/19 Dallas 1:00 pm Home
12/26 Philadelphia 1:00 pm Away
01/02 Chicago 1:00 pm Away
01/09 Washington 1:00 pm Home
Roster

Roster

Name Position ATT YDS Y/A LNG TD REC YDS Y/C LNG TD TRG FUM
Eli Manning Quarterback 12 26 2.2 14 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 11
Brandon Marshall Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 18 154 8.6 18 0 33 0
Zak DeOssie Long Snapper 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Casillas Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Dwayne Harris Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
John Jerry Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Rhett Ellison Tight End 0 0 -- 0 0 24 235 9.8 27 2 32 0
JT Thomas Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Shane Vereen Running Back 45 164 3.6 17 0 44 253 5.8 20 0 53 0
Janoris Jenkins Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Tavarres King Wide Receiver 2 3 1.5 11 0 18 240 13.3 57 3 37 0
Keenan Robinson Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Devon Kennard Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Ross Cockrell Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
D.J. Flunker Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Geno Smith Quarterback 4 12 3.0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 2
Justin Pugh Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jason Pierre-Paul Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Weston Richburg Center 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Nat Berhe Safety 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Olivier Vernon Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Brad Wing Punter 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jay Bromley Defensive Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Orleans Darkwa Running Back 171 751 4.4 75 5 19 116 6.1 13 0 28 1
Andrew Adams Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
B.J. Goodson Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Bobby Hart Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Darian Thompson Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Robert Thomas Defensive Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Odell Beckham Jr. Wide Receiver 1 8 8.0 8 0 25 302 12.1 48 3 41 0
Matt LaCosse Tight End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
michael hunter Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Damon Harrison Defensive Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Landon Collins Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson Defensive Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Ereck Flowers Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Sterling Shepard Wide Receiver 4 4 1.0 12 0 59 731 12.4 77 2 84 1
Shane Smith Tight End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jerell Adams Tight End 0 0 -- 0 0 8 92 11.5 38 0 11 0
Paul Perkins Running Back 41 90 2.2 14 0 8 46 5.8 11 0 10 0
Romeo Okwara Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Chad Wheeler Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Avery Moss Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Kerry Wynn Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Evan Engram Tight End 1 14 14.0 14 0 64 722 11.3 35 6 115 0
Wayne Gallman Running Back 111 476 4.3 24 0 34 193 5.7 11 1 48 3
Eli Apple Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Davis Webb Quarterback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Calvin Munson Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Roger Lewis Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 36 416 11.6 34 2 72 0
Brett Jones Center 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Aldrick Rosas Kicker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Curtis Grant Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Deontae Skinner Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Nordly Capi Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jon Halapio Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Donte Deayon Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Ed Eagan Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
Travis Rudolph Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 8 101 12.6 29 0 21 0
Nigel Harris Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Devin Taylor Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Tim Scott Defensive Back 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jordan Williams Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Kelvin Sheppard Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
John Greco Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Akeem Ayers Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Kalif Raymond Wide Receiver 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 1 12 12.0 12 0 1 2
Ray Ray Armstrong Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Khyri Thornton Defensive Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Cash Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Darryl Morris Defensive Back 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Brandon Dixon Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Darius Powe Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 2 13 6.5 8 0 4 0
Ryan Murphy Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hunter Sharp Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 5 54 10.8 21 1 8 0
Damien Mama Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Nick Becton Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Derrick Mathews Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Adam Bisnowaty Tackle 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Marquis Bundy Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 3 0
Ryan O'Malley Tight End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Matchups
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