NY welcomed back Odell Beckham Jr., following a sprained left ankle problem, but the star receiver’s contribution was very limited and the Giants (0-2) struggled to get going on offense.
This game was primarily driven by the Lions as they took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
When Caldwell drew up his game plan for Monday night’s contest between the Lions (1-0) and Giants (0-1) at MetLife Stadium, there was a section for dealing with the catalyst of the Giants’ offense. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but NY still struggled offensively. “So if you’re going to come bash us, don’t bash one guy”. Brandon Marshall caught one pass for 17 yards and dropped a major gain on third down with the score 17-10 in the third quarter. The Giants were penalized five yards and had to settle for a field goal. His group allowed five sacks to a mediocre Lions defense, bringing the season total to eight. Ebron finished the game as the Lions’ leading WR. Eli Manning changed the play at the line and couldn’t get it off in time. Then we chose to get the ball out quick.
The New York Giants responded right away. The Giants got it back to the 2 on fourth down.
As for what the Giants could do to speed up that improvement, McAdoo said everything would be looked at. It was a big play, potentially a crucial one, but we’re probably not sitting here dissecting it as if one delay-of-game penalty was responsible for all the Giants’ ills if coach Ben McAdoo hadn’t (deservedly/unusually) put the blame squarely on Eli Manning.
“Ereck is a young player, I thought he did some good things in the ballgame”, McAdoo said. We’ve dug ourselves in a hole.
For football lovers, nothing compares to Monday’s during the NFL Regular Season. “Stay positive. Stay with each other and just get better each and every day”. He first pushed the tempo to catch the Giants with twelve men on the field. Manning somehow completed 22 passes for 239 yards, an wonderful stat line considering how uncomfortable and vulnerable he was in the pocket. The NFL’s highest-paid player threw for four touchdowns in Detroit’s season-opening victory against Arizona.
The Giants and Lions will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET. LG Justin Pugh moved to tackle and Brett Jones replaced him. Giants also played without starters Major League Baseball B.J. Goodson (lower leg) and CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle-hand). Well, until the second half, anyway.