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Sept 18, 8:30 PM Lions at Giants
Game 2
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Giants lose to the Lions 24-10.
Eli Manning was 22 of 32 for 208 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Shane Vereen rushed for 28 yards on 6 carries, and caught 3 passes for 27 yards.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 17 yards on 3 carries, and caught 1 pass for 3 yards.
Paul Perkins rushed for 10 yards on 7 carries, and caught 2 passes for 12 yards.
Evan Engram caught 4 passes for 49 yards and 1 TD.
Jerell Adams caught 1 pass for 38 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught 4 passes for 36 yards.
Sterling Shepard caught 2 passes for 23 yards, and had 2 carries for 7 yards.
Rhett Ellison caught 2 passes for 21 yards.
Brandon Marshall caught 1 pass for 17 yards.
Roger Lewis caught 2 passes for 13 yards.
Devon Kennard had 1 fumble recovery.
Calvin Munson, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Kerry Wynn each had 1 sack.
Aldrick Rosas kicked a 25 yard field goal.

"After last week, I didn't know what to expect. It was just one game, but it was so very disappointing to see the Giants play so poorly, scoring only three points. Tonight I was hoping to see a big turn around. In the first quarter the Lions scored on their second drive of the game, but the Giants came right back with a touchdown of their own to tie the score at 7-7, just as the second quarter started.
When the defense sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford and then recovered the ball, I thought the Giants would be on their way, but Eli Manning immediately threw an interception while trying to connect with Evan Engram. The Lions had the ball at the Giants 29 yard line and our defense found themselves suddenly back on the field. Five plays later Stafford threw a touchdown pass, putting his team back up 14-7.
On the Giants turn, after an encouraging 11 yard run by Orleans Darkwa, Eli Manning was sacked on back to back plays, and they faced a third down and 28. Even with the Lions taking a penalty on the next play, the Giants failed to make a first down and they had to punt. The Lions later scored a field goal which left the Giants trailing at halftime 17-7. The Giants held a nice halftime ceremony to honor the 2007 Super Bowl team, but it was hard for the fans to shake thoughts of how poorly the current team was playing.
After the break, both teams went three and out before Manning put together a drive that had him down at the Detroit 1 yard line. On the first play there was an offensive holding penalty, and on 4th and goal at the Detroit 2, they decided to go for it, but there was a delay of game penalty so they settled for a field goal to make it a 17-10 one score game.
On the Giants first drive in the fourth quarter, Manning hit Brandon Marshall with a deep pass which he should have caught and this miss really hurt them. Failing to move the ball they punted, and Brad Wing's punt was returned 88 yards for a touchdown. With the score now 24-10 no one held much hope that the Giants would be able to pull this one out, and that became the final score. Despite the halftime ceremony it was not such a fun day for the fans, and we can only hope for better next week when they go on to play in Sunday's game with the Eagles."

"Are the Giants in competition with the Jets for a frirst round pick


This game was played on a Monday night, so the Giants got to see how all their division counterparts had done on Sunday. It was a loss for the Cowboys and Eagles, and the Redskins came up with their first win. Those teams all stood at 1-1 and to keep up with the mix, the Giants needed a win tonight. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. It didn't inspire them that there were a number of former Giants on hand for a halftime celebration of Super Bowl 42, or the fact that they had the actual quarterback from that time sitting right there in their own locker room ready to play.
Instead they picked up where they left off last week in the season opener. To be fair, right tackle Bobby Hart played hurt in that first game and despite giving it a go, he wasn't able to play after the first quarter tonight. Also, Odell Beckham Jr. was out last week, and though he made his first appearance while still dealing with an ankle injury, his return didn't really open things up much more for tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Those two ended up with the same number of receptions even with a few extra throws, and also for about the same yardage as in the first game. Even though one of them by Engram was a touchdown catch, it's sad to say that Engram is the only player on the team after two full games to have reached the endzone for a score. Marshall had a big opportunity to help his offense out, but he dropped what should have been at least a sure 30 yard catch.
There was yet another poor showing from the running game.
To date, Orleans Darkwa has run the ball for better yardage than Paul Perkins on less carries, and maybe he should get more touches. The down side is that Perkins probably looks to be the better receiver if a play comes to that.
On defense the Giants were missing two defensive starters, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and linebacker B.J. Goodson. They gave up 17 points in the first half and then none in the second. The Lions got their extra seven points from a punt returned for a touchdown. So the Giants now sit at 0-2. They have the Eagles, a division team coming up next. Anything can happen over the long course, but it would be hard to take another loss and think that you could be in the running by the end of this season."

First Quarter

Play: Marvin Jones Jr. 27 Yd pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater Kick)
Drive info: 9 plays, 54 yards, 5:43
Lions 7-0

Second Quarter

Play: Evan Engram 18 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:05
Tied 7-7

Play: Eric Ebron 7 Yd pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 29 yards, 2:52
Lions 14-7

Play: Matt Prater 56 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 37 yards, 2:29
Lions 17-7

Third Quarter

Play: Aldrick Rosas 25 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 68 yards, 5:45
Lions 17-10

Fourth Quarter

Play: Jamal Agnew 88 Yd Punt Return (Matt Prater Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 9 yards, 1:45
Lions 24-10

Giants Evan Engram scored his first NFL touchdown.

Giants halftime ceremony honored the 2007 Super Bowl championship team.

Giants are 0-2 at the start for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons.

Lions rookie Jamal Agnewhad had an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown.
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