The New York Giants, looking to increase their first winning streak in a year, face the NFL’s punching bag of the last few seasons, the Detroit Lions (1-4), at home in the new Meadowlands Stadium. Easy matchup, one might think. That is where a mistake can be made. As I said, this is a trap game.
The Lions, although having only one win in the season, have more fight in them than meets the eye. Just looking at the games this season, out of the 4 losses, it is very easy to see that those games were not decided until the very end.
In the season opener against Chicago, a blown call nullified a Calvin Johnson touchdown that would most likely assure the win for Detroit.
Then you move on to analyze the Eagles game, and the story continues. The Lions scored a touchdown with 1:55 left, made the two-point conversion, putting the game at 35-32, then on the ensuing kickoff they recovered an onside kick. They were not able to capitalize on that, but again the game was decided on the final seconds.
Against Green Bay, a team that is supposed to be one of the finest in the NFC, once again Detroit was able to push the game until the fourth quarter, the final score being 28-26. These three games could have easily gone either way, and Detroit could be, say, a 3-2 team, just like our beloved Giants.
With that in mind, it is paramount to stay focused and duly prepare for this game. As it is said quite frequently in this organization, “every game is important“. The way the Giants have been playing is impressive and inspiring, however, paraphrasing Antrel Rolle, it is always better to win three in a row than two in a row.
Saulo Padua – nygreporter.com
First post in a long time, hope it’s not bad.
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Hey Saulo, good stuff buddy. I agree with you about the Lions. There is only so much crap a team can take before they come out playing like a bunch of crazed dogs (LT quote lol). Detroit has been stacking 1st round picks for years now and sooner or later they are going to put together a nice season. It might not be this season but they have to play better one day with that much talent on the team. Good to hear from you and I hope you are well as always buddy.
Thanks Rob, I’m really looking forward for the Giants to win this game playing mistake-free football and dominating on defense again. This is Giant football and it is all we need to win.
I agree with you. The NFC East is in a tight race so far and the Redskins have been a surprise this year. Just as much as a surprise as how bad the Cowboys have been playing. We need every win we can get.