3 photos that perfectly sum up the Giants Monday Night performance

Danny Woods
September 20, 2017

National stages with chances to prove themselves have been, for years, places where Detroit has failed.

The Lions scored their first touchdown on their second possession, which started at their own 46-yard line after a Haloti Ngata sack pinned the Giants near their own goal line. In the end, having all ten fingers really made a difference, unlike last December's loss at MetLife Stadium.

According to the early betting line, the Lions will be slight underdogs as they open at +3 against the Falcons. That dates back to when Martha Firestone Ford fired everybody. With the opening of the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as well as the monetary commitments for sponsorships at the stadium, the franchise has increased 16 percent in value from a year ago. After that, the Lions return home for a game against the Carolina Panthers that won't be easy. The following two tweets have videos of Ansah's sacks, the first illustrating his power (he literally lifts Flowers off the ground) and the second showcasing his speed and aggressive hands. Yes Eli Manning has two Super Bowl rings and Stafford doesn't have any (yet), but Stafford was more accurate and made more happen in the contest last night. At the same time, it sounded to the outside world like the head man in charge passing the blame. That pressure has already led to four interceptions, one being a pick six.

Ebron was Detroit's leading receiver, catching all five of his first-half pass targets for 42 yards and a touchdown. Both sides of the ball are 0-2. They still have the Falcons, Steelers, and Packers before the first half of the season ends.

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I did some homework and I call this The 20-point rule. No talks about being contenders or possibly one of the teams to watch in the NFC after two weeks of the season.

"I feel I can play at a high level", he said. In both games this season, Stafford has logged a 71 percent completion percentage. Can the Giants afford to give him that time, though? The defense did little to slow down the Cowboys, who controlled the tempo of the game. In that Green Bay game, Atlanta QB Matt Ryan logged a 19-of-28 line for 252 yards and a TD, while Devontae Freeman put up 84 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. The biggest story of the game has been the story of the Giants since past year.

It's a moot point since Beckham came through the game with no apparent issues, but the question should still be asked: Why did the Giants even roll the dice and put Beckham, who is not yet all the way back, in position to potentially re-aggravation of the injury? We've got to do better. But a holding penalty on guard Brett Jones on the first play after Adams's reception pushed the Giants back 10 yards. The Lions look like they're on a mission and it looks like the Giants are completely lost and confused. If Abdullah can maintain his 5.0 rushing yards-per-carry average, the Lions will be one of the hardest teams to beat in the NFL.

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