Highlights Of The Week
The Lions’ best offensive play came in the second quarter, a deep pass from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate which put the Lions in the redzone, although a fumble on the next play would end the drive.
Rafael Bush‘s inability to recover Shane Vereen’s fumble in the endzone ended up resulting in a New York field goal.
Recent signing Asa Jackson struggled in coverage all day, and gave up this touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. which put the Giants ahead by 11 late in the fourth.
Playoff Race Update
The Green Bay Packers (8-6) defeated the Chicago Bears (3-11) to move within a game of Detroit in the NFC North. The Minnesota Vikings (7-7) lost 34-6 to the Indianapolis Colts (7-7) 34-6 and are out of contention for the NFC North title.
The Dallas Cowboys (11-2) are in first place in the NFC and will host the number-two wildcard Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) on Sunday Night Football at 8:30 on NBC. With the Lions’ loss, the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1) move into second place in the NFC with a 24-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams (4-10). The NFC South-leading current fourth-seed Atlanta Falcons (8-5) lead the San Francisco 49ers 28-13 in the third quarter.
Washington (7-5-1) will look to get back in the NFC wildcard race when they take on the Carolina Panthers (5-8) on Monday Night Football at 8:30 on ESPN.
The Lions go to Dallas to play the Cowboys next week on Monday Night Football at 8:30 on ESPN.