Detroit Lions Opponent Preview: Week 1 New York Giants


Football is back, and the Lions open the season up on National TV on Monday Night Football.

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The Lions find themselves facing the New York Giants, a team that knocked the Lions out of the playoff race in week 16 of last season.

That Was Then

The Giants did have their fair share of troubles last season.

To say Eli Manning struggled would be a bit of a understatement. The two time Super Bowl MVP was only had 18 touchdown tosses to go with 27 interceptions.

They also started the season 0-6 but went 7-3 down the stretch to finish 7-9.

This Is Now

Fast forward to 2014 and things aren’t looking much better for the G-men.

The Giants offense has struggled all pre-season and  the offensive line has shown to have a lot of holes.

Eli Manning’s number two target Hakeem Nicks is now a member of the Colts and will surely be missed. The Giants did go out and add Rashad Jennings who will improve the running game in New York.

The strength of the Giants lies in their defensive.  The Giants fielded a top ten defense a year ago and adding Walter Thurmond and Dominique Rodgers Cromartie will only improve that ranking. A healthy Jason Pierre-Paul certainly won’t hurt either.

Defense aside the New York Giants have too mnay questions to be considered play-off contenders this season.


The Lions expect to be a playoff team this year, and they should. They are loaded with talent and if they expect to be a playoff team the they should be able to handle the Giants.

The Lions front four will be too much for the Giants weak offensive line and fans should expect big nights from Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

Offensively Megatron and Golden Tate will present match-up problems in the Giants secondary while the combination of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell demand the attention of the front seven.

Ford Field will be rocking as the Lions will feed off the energy of the fans as they avenge their week 16 lost from a season ago.

Lions 24, Giants 10.