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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson celebrates with quarterback Sam Darnold after the two connect for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson celebrates with quarterback Sam Darnold after the two connect for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold rebounded from his first NFL pass attempt, a pick-six, by throwing for two touchdowns and leading New York to a season-opening 48-17 rout over the Detroit Lions on Monday at Ford Field.

Darnold completed 16 of 21 touchdowns and threw touchdowns to Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa, becoming the first quarterback in franchise history to throw for multiple touchdowns in his NFL debut.

His first pass attempt was exactly like how Brett Favre and Jameis Winston's ended up: intercepted and returned for a touchdown. After scrambling out of the pocket, he threw across his body intended for Bilal Powell, but Lions defensive back Quandre Diggs jumped the route and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. 

From there, however, the 21-year-old Darnold, the youngest player to start in Week 1 since the AFL-NFL merger, was strong.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Detroit Lions, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson
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SNY gives out the Jets grades 00:00:58
Bart Scott, Ray Lucas, and Willie Colon deliver their grades for the Jets in their Week 1 Reports Cards following the big win over Detroit.

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Sam Darnold's debut began with the most Jet-like first pass in franchise history. After more than 40 years of waiting for a franchise quarterback, the first thing he does is throw a pick-six?

It's a good thing nobody in New York would ever overreact to one play!

Because after that, the kid was pretty good. And the Jets were even better.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Darron Lee, Detroit Lions, Jamal Adams, Morris Claiborne, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jets talk big win in Detroit 00:01:26
Sam Darnold, Todd Bowles, Quincy Enunwa, and Darron Lee talk about a big opening week win for the Jets on Monday night in Detroit

Sam Darnold's NFL debut started with a pick-six. The rest of it went smoothly.

The Jets rookie quarterback threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-21 passing, Darron Lee had two of the Jets' five interceptions (including a pick-six) and Andre Roberts returned a punt for a touchdown as New York scored 31 unanswered points in a 48-17 win over the Detriot Lions 41-17 on Monday at Ford Field.

After Matthew Stafford's touchdown pass to Golden Tate tied the game at 17 in the third quarter, Darnold led a six-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 21-yard touchdown to Quincy Enunwa that made it 24-17.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Darron Lee, Detroit Lions, Morris Claiborne, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning meet on the field after a game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning meet on the field after a game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Giants may spend part of their summer in the suburbs of Detroit, holding a few days of joint practices with the Lions.

The two teams are in talks about holding the joint workouts, according to a source, which would take place sometime during the week of Aug. 12-18. The training camp sessions would lead up to the Giants' Week 2 preseason game against the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. 

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Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs with the ball against New York Giants safety Darian Thompson (27) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs with the ball against New York Giants safety Darian Thompson (27) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Lions might have come away with a win over the Giants Monday, but tight end Eric Ebron is still not pleased with at least one play that occurred in the first half. 

Giants safety Landon Collins unleashed a big hit on Ebron in the early portion of the game, which still has the tight end stewing. That, however, didn't stop Ebron from catching a touchdown during the second quarter of action.

"I was pissed off," Ebron told the Detroit News. "I was pissed off at that little punk of a safety that got over there. ... I just told him good hit. He may have said some other things, but it's cool.

"Collins, he played a good game, that hit just pissed me off and I didn't feel like celebrating. I wasn't in that kind of joyful mood. It was still a good game. He played his butt off trying to guard me. I commend him for that."

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants lose 00:06:10
Head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning discuss what went wrong in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 24-10 on Monday night.

The Lions (2-0) sacked Eli Manning five times and Stafford put together another big game while sending the Giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance in a season where so much was expected. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but New York still struggled offensively. >> Read more

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr.
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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown watches as quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown watches as quarterback Christian Hackenberg warms up before a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

While New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles did name a starting quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, he is expected to give Josh McCown more playing time.

McCown, who did not get receive any reps at Thursday's practice when the Jets did game-plan prep, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini, played the opening drive last week in New York's 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans, but Christian Hackenberg then played the following eight possessions.

Bowles said he didn't anticipate any lineup changes, but left the door open to it by saying, "we'll discuss it."

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New York Jets outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin tweaked his back and sat out practice Thursday, leaving him uncertain for the preseason game at Detroit on Saturday night.

Mauldin had been dealing with a back issue earlier during training camp, but returned to the field Wednesday. Coach Todd Bowles said the third-year linebacker was inside receiving treatment during practice Thursday.

Bowles added that he was unsure how long Mauldin would be sidelined, but said that he would likely not play against the Lions.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Detroit Lions, Lorenzo Mauldin, Matt Forte, Quincy Enunwa
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GEICO SportsNite: G-Men Deja Vu? 00:03:12
Marc Malusis and Chris Lopresti debate the Giants chances to make a deep run in the NFL Playoffs with a top ranked defense.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY:

The New York Giants' road to Super Bowl LI begins in Green Bay, the site of two of the greatest triumphs of Eli Manning's career.

Their trip to Lambeau Field became official hours after the Giants finished up their 11-5 season with an impressive 19-10 win in Washington on Sunday afternoon. When the Packers (10-6) defeated the Detroit Lions 31-24 Sunday night, they clinched the NFC North title and the No. 4 seed in the NFC. That set up a date with the fifth-seeded Giants in the wild-card round Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Rashad Jennings, Seattle Seahawks, Shane Vereen, Ralph Vacchiano
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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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Giants face Packers in wild card 00:03:34
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein talk about the Giants? chances against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field in their wild-card matchup.

The New York Giants will face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the NFC wild-card round on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET in their first playoff appearance since winning Super Bowl XLVI.

Despite their 11-5 record being tied for second best in the NFC, the Giants are the No. 5 seed in the playoffs after they finished second in the NFC East to the 13-3 Dallas Cowboys. 

The Packers, who have won six in a row, finished 10-6 and are the No. 4 seed following their 31-24 win over the Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Odell Beckham Jr., Seattle Seahawks
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Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) scores a touchdown against Detroit Lions during second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) scores a touchdown against Detroit Lions during second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV: 

Everybody on the bandwagon! And make room for me, because the Giants have most definitely made me a believer. I'm not sure what I'm believing in exactly -- that they're a legitimate contender or on some sort of destiny trip towards Super Bowl XLI. But after what I've seen the last two weeks, I'm done doubting them.

It's only fair, really. Like everyone else who watched them survive despite their flaws during their six-game win streak, I wanted to see more. I trumpeted the big step up in class provided by their December schedule and I wondered if they'd be up to the task. Then they faltered in Pittsburgh, showing all the same flaws and having them cost them a win, and it looked like they maybe weren't as good as they wanted everyone to believe.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants win 00:02:04
Ralph Vacchiano chats with Victor Cruz on the field after the Giants' victory against the Lions.

Ralph Vacchiano

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' defense has been so good, especially over the last few weeks, it looks capable of carrying them all the way to the Super Bowl. So imagine how unstoppable the Giants would be if their offense was even adequate instead of just bad.

That's the irony of this team: After the offense carried it the last few seasons, the script has been completely flipped. The offense has been so bad that it had reason to celebrate on Sunday when it gained 300 total yards in the Giants' 17-6 win over the Detroit Lions -- it was the first time it hit that low total in almost a month.

Tags: Detroit Lions, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Images)

Former New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Giants released Schwartz in February to clear roughly $3 million in cap space. He played 11 games with the Giants last season and two games in 2014, missing significant time due to injuries. He thanked the organization for giving him an opportunity to play after he was cut.

Schwartz, 29, had played with the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs before joining New York.

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Martin Mayhew speaks during press conference at Ford Field. (Andrew Weber)
Martin Mayhew speaks during press conference at Ford Field. (Andrew Weber)

The Giants hired former Lions general manager Martin Mayhew as their director of football operations/special projects, the team announced.

Mayhew replaces Matt Harriss, who left the position for Detroit's vice president of football operations job.

Mayhew was the Lions GM from 2008 until November, when he was let go by Detroit. He joined the Lions originally in 2011 as senior director of football administration.

Mayhew played nine years in the NFL as a cornerback for Buffalo (1988), Washington (1989-92) and Tampa Bay (1993-96). He was the Bills' 10th-round selection in the 1988 NFL Draft and was a starter on the Redskins' Super Bowl XXVI championship team, the Giants said in a release.

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New York Giants four super bowl trophies on display in the lobby of Giants headquarters at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Jim O'Connor/USATSI)
New York Giants four super bowl trophies on display in the lobby of Giants headquarters at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Jim O'Connor/USATSI)

The Detroit Lions hired former Giants Director of Football Operations Matt Harris as VP of Football Administration, accordin to Mike Garafolo.

Harriss spent 10 years with the Giants and has helped maintain New York's salary cap, collective bargaining agreement compliance and player-contract negotiations. 

With the Lions, his main responsibility will be maintaining the team's salary cap, according to Garafolo.

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The Giants, who went undefeated in the preseason, travel to Detroit to take on the high-flying Lions in their 2014 regular season opener on Monday Night Football.

Kickoff: 7:10 p.m. EDT

Site: Ford Field

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This is more like a "what to wish for" than a "what to watch for," but at some point tonight, the two may intersect. The Giants have to concentrate on two things: ball control on offense and preventing the big play on defense.

The offense has been given a rough time from the media this summer and, in all fairness, they deserve it. New OC Ben McAdoo is having trouble spoon-feeding and force-feeding his new plan to QB Eli Manning and Co and it certainly looks as if they're not ready for prime time. They can solve their problem by taking control of the line of scrimmage and running ball with authority like they did in preseason.

That won't be easy, however. Detroit has perhaps the best DT tandem in the NFL in Ndamakong Suh and Nick Fairley and MLB Stephen Tulloch is a stalwart at the next level. Running up the middle against the Lions looks to be an impossible task. C JD Walton is playing his first regular season game in nearly two years. LG Weston Richburg is a rookie and the RG, Brandon Mosley, has only one career start. If he can't go, John Jerry, nee of BullyGate will. Can anyone say mismatch? ?No one in their right mind can expect the Giants to rule the trenches on offense tonight.

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The Giants are big underdogs in Detroit on Monday night and from what their first team offense showed in preseason, they have every right to be. But pundits all over are taking it a step further and predicting Big Blue will get blown out by the Lions in this game, including our LoudMouths...

Chris Carlin and Adam Schein offer their predictions for the Raiders-Jets game Sunday and the Giants-Lions game on Monday night.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=35966115&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_35966115&v=3

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The Giants embraced the role of playing spoiler in a 23-20 overtime win, but it really was the Lions that blew this game more so than the Giants actually rising to the occasion.

The loss eliminates the Lions from playoff contention. But even so, the Giants? offense looked totally inept at times ? in fact, most of the time.

Big Blue led 13-3 at halftime, and for the most part, the makeshift offense line held its own against a tough Detroit defensive front. And Jerrel Jernigan ? who was the team?s leading receiver last week against the Seahawks ? had four catches, including a great catch on his first career touchdown reception, in the first half.

Tags: Eli Manning, giants, jerrel jernigan, lions eliminated from playoffs, lions giants lions, New York Giants, overtime, Tom Coughlin, Will Hill
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The Detroit Lions had everything to play for this afternoon. They needed to beat the Giants to stay alive in the race for the NFC North title. The Giants had very little to play for but put up a fight in a game between two of the league's sloppiest and undisciplined teams.

The Giants, the NFC leader in turnovers, met their match with the careless Lions, the NFL's leader in dropped passes this season. Both teams made their share of mistakes and the result was a 23-20 overtime win for the Giants, a nine-point underdog coming into the game.

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If you can imagine an offense that contains a former No. 1 overall pick at QB, a former Heisman Trophy winner at RB and the best WR since Jerry Rice you'd be hard-pressed to think they'd be fighting for their playoff lives this season.

But that's where the Detroit Lions stand at this point in time. They need to beat the Giants today to stay in the thick of the NFC playoff picture. I think they will.

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Head coach Jim Schwartz could be out if the Lions miss the playoffs.

The Giants (5-9) travel to Detroit to take on the Lions (7-7), who need a victory to stay in the hunt for the NFC North title.

Kickoff: 4:05 Eastern

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The Giants will be facing Lions' superstar WR Calvin Johnson this week. "Megatron" has been battling a sore knee most of the season

Since 2011, Detroit Lions' WR Calvin Johnson leads the NFL with 5,094 receiving yards and 113.2 yards per game. He is the only player in NFL history with 5,000 receiving yards in three-year span.

Johnson is a great player, no question. He stands 6'5, weighs 235 lbs and is a threat to score from any part of the gridiron. He has had some monster games this season, including one in which he racked up 329 yards, but there have been times this year when Johnson has been held in check.

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Here?s a good strategy for an offense: Actually get the ball into your opponent?s territory.

The Giants did not accomplish that feat until the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter in Sunday?s loss to the Seahawks, so it?s up to offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride to figure out how to move the ball.

Of course, five more interceptions from Eli Manning didn?t help, but it wasn?t all his fault.

Tags: coordinator corner, Detroit Lions, Eli Manning, fairley, giants, Giants Offense, Kevin Gilbride, lions defense, New York Giants, suh, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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Even though the season is over for the Giants, the game must still be played, and this week, Big Blue will look to play spoiler as they face the Detroit Lions who are still battling for the top spot in the NFC North.

With an offense that includes the combination of Matthew Stafford, superstar Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush, the Giants defense is going to have to prepared to avoid another blowout. It might not be so much about the preparation for Detroit's high-powered offense?that has?talent at every offensive position, but the effort that the defense puts in, knowing that they are playing for nothing other than attempting to salvage what is left of the team's reputation.

Tags: coordinator corner, Detroit Lions, Jonathan Hankins, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, prince amaukamara, Ryan Mundy
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Another .500 week with wins from the Seahawks and Chiefs and losses from the Patriots and Bengals.

I will keep the theme of picking meaningful games this week.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: bears, cardinals, giants, lions, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, saints
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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

In Week 16, the Giants (5-9) head to Detroit to take on the Lions (7-7).

The Giants looked terrible in a loss to the Seahawks last week, and the Lions are coming off a tough loss on Monday night to the Baltimore Ravens

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If only I had results like last week every week?

I won with the Giants, Seahawks and Cardinals but came up short with the Chiefs. I still have a few weeks to try to at least get back to .500 for the season.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: giants, lions, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, NY Giants, panthers, snygiants picks, Steelers
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Upset wins by the Browns and Bills coupled with the Redskins covering the spread cast a pall on my Week 4.

But at least I have a better overall winning percentage than the Giants.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: broncos, dolphins, giants, lions, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, SNYGiants, week 5
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This week's highlight is from Week Six of the 2010 season, when the NFL Network wired Giants' CB Corey Webster for his showdown with Detroit's Megatron: WR?Calvin Johnson.

Johnson would have a banner game (5 catches for 146 yards) but he had an 87-yard TD reception thrown in there (on a tipped pass over Terrell Thomas and Antrel Rolle) to pad his stats.

The Lions were without starting QB Matthew Stafford?(shoulder). Then the Giants knocked his backup - Shaun Hill - from the game with a broken left forearm, which paved the way for third-stringer Drew Stanton - who almost pulled off an upset.

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Detroit Lions LB Zack Follett, who was taken off the field during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game vs the Giants via a motorized gurney, will be going back to Michigan today.

His prognosis is good after enduring a head-on collision with New York's Jason Pierre-Paul that left him prone and motionless on the Meadowlands turf while covering a kickoff return. Follett was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center where he underwent a battery of tests. Thankfully, he passed all the tests and has been cleared to travel.

"He's flying back today," Lions' coach Jim Schwartz said Monday. "He's doing a lot better. His tests all came back very, very encouraging. We look forward to a quick recovery and seeing him back on the field sometime."

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- Osi Umenyiora had two more sacks, giving him 8 on the year, only .5 behind NFL leader Clay Matthews. ?Both sacks were also forced fumbles, giving him 7 on the year, which leads the NFL by 3. ?I think sacks can be an overrated stat just by itself, but the fact that Osi has 7 forced fumbles is just amazing. ?I love seeing Osi go for the ball on an unsuspecting quarterback, and it always seems like Justin Tuck is there to scoop up the fumble.

- Don't look now (or do...I don't care), but the Giants have the #1 rushing offense in the NFC. ?Before the season started, I predicted Ahmad Bradshaw to lead the NFC East in rushing yards. ?He currently leads the entire NFC in rushing yards (582), and is averaging 97 yards per game, second only to Adrian Peterson in the NFC. ?He leads the NFL with 8 rushes of 20+ yards.

- Brandon Jacobs' four touchdowns have him tied for seventh in the NFL. ?He's doing a better job of running north to south, and although it took him a few tries, he eventually busted in from the one yard line to score the Giants' first touchdown. ?The current backfield situation limits both players' fantasy value, but it has been great for the Giants. ?The only drawback has been the five fumbles lost, which leads the NFL.

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It wasn't a masterpiece by far, but the Giants improved to 4-2 with a decisive 28-20 victory over the feisty Detroit lions today here at the New Meadowlands.

Ahmad Bradshaw had 133 yards on just 19 carries and his backfield mate Brandon Jacobs scored twice as the Giants won their third consecutive game after a 1-2 start.

The Lions may have been 10-point underdogs but they put up a fight to the very end, even after the Giants knocked starting QB Shaun Hill from the game right before the half.

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We?have?been hearing?all week?that this is the classic trap game. And the response from the Giants has been clear: They'll be ready for the Lions.

Here's the AP's Tom Canavan:

When Tom Coughlin started discussing the Lions with his New York Giants, there was no mention of either Detroit's near-record 23-game road losing streak or the 1-4 regular-season?mark.

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When teams play the New York Giants these days they game plan for two things: their pass rush and their running game.

They don't want to get their quarterback busted up and they also don't want to get steamrolled by Brandon Jacobs.? Those are the obvious pitfalls teams fall into.

Fortunately for the Giants, they are a lot more complex a team than just those two elements.?? They have arguably the best young receiver in the game right now in Hakeem Nicks, who has paired up with the prolific Steve Smith to make the passing attack a formidable one.

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MetLife Central is hosting Brian Kelley, former Giants linebacker, this Sunday, 10/17. He will be on the stadium plaza before the game at the Met Life gate ? from 11:30-12:30 ? signing autographs for fans, so don't miss this exclusive opportunity....

As far as prizes go ? MetLife Central Countdown Card holders will have the chance to win the following big time prizes on Sunday:

????????? Attendance at an in-season Giants practice: one lucky winner will have the opportunity to watch the Giants get ready for game day and will be able to check out the Giants training facility in a behind-the-scenes tour.

Tags: Brian Kelley, Giants-Lions, Metlife Central, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News
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After last season, you would think former Giants' safety C.C. (Can't Cover) Brown would be afraid to come out of his house.? Instead, he's resurfaced with the Lions and is preparing to face his old mates this Sunday.

From Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.....

"You never know what you're going to get with that guy," Brown said Thursday. "You never know if he's going to come in and make bad decisions; you don't know if he's just going to have one of them Peyton Manning games where he lights you up."

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If you're a Cablevision subscriber, you may find yourself listening to Bob Papa's call on the radio this Sunday rather than watching.

From Kelly Riddell of Bloomberg.com...

Cablevision Systems Corp. customers in New York City may lose News Corp.?s Fox broadcast signal, including this weekend?s Giants football telecast, if the two companies fail to agree on a new transmission contract.

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The Detroit Free Press?has the latest on the key injuries to the Lions' Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford:

... receiver Calvin Johnson, who was limited in practice again today by a right shoulder injury, said his availability for Sunday?s game against the New York Giants remains up in the air.

?I?m not guessing or betting anything, it just depends on how it feels,? Johnson said when asked about the chances he plays Sunday. ?If my range of motion and my strength is there, then I can play. It?s all going to come down to Saturday night and see how it feels then, really.?

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Justin Tuck on the Lions (compliments of the Detroit Free Press):

"I've been telling all our guys, it's not the old Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions are a team to be reckoned with. They could easily be 4-1 or maybe even undefeated if a couple of the plays go their way. We know we're going to have our hands full, and we're looking forward to the challenge.

"Obviously, both quarterbacks (Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill)?are putting Detroit in situations to score a lot of points. They put up 44 last week and plus you've got Megatron out there running rapid. It doesn't really matter who's throwing the ball to that guy. Calvin Johnson is a tremendous force to be reckoned with."

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1. Jahvid Best

Best is the exciting running back out of Cal who I was hoping would fall to the Giants in round 2. ?He is an electric playmaker who can hurt a defense in the rushing or in the passing game, and is an early front runner for offensive rookie of the year. ?He started the season with a flourish, racking up five touchdowns in his first two games. ?Since then, he has been slowed down by injuries (not just to him but also to other offensive players), as well as ?opposing defenses gameplanning for him. ?The Giants have had success stopping the run so far this season, so Best will have his work cut out for him. ?Shutting down Best is the first key to stopping the Lions' offense.

2. Calvin Johnson

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As the Giants" No. 1 defense readies itself for the 1-4 Lions this Sunday, the visitors have not made a decision on who will start at QB and if their best player -WR Calvin Johnson (sholder) will be able to play.

The Lions have as many - if not more - key injuries as the Giants have but according to Tom Coughlin, that doesn't mean they are any less dangerous.? The Lions have lost their last 23 road games, but have played well enough to win in many of them.? The Giants want to assure that Detroit does not end this infamous schneid at their expense.

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The Giants were back at practice today getting ready for their next game against the 1-4, but dangerous, Detroit Lions this Sunday at the New Meadowlands.

Not practicing were LB Keith Bulluck (toe), WR Victor Cruz (hamstring), RB D.J. Ware (groin) and DB Brian Jackson (neck).? C Shaun O'Hara (ankle) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka worked out lightly and are both optimistic about returning to the field soon.

"I feel pretty good. I did individual. I think the one thing that we're trying to do is just not do too much the first day, and really we're just kind of hoping for the best and hope it feels the same tomorrow," said O'Hara. "It felt better today than it did last week. I think everything I did today, nothing really was too painful. I think that's what we're hoping happens tomorrow, hoping it stays the same."

Tags: Giants-Lions, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News
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Here is an interview with the Detroit Lions' sensational rookie DL Ndamakong Suh, who spoke with reporters via Skype yesterday. That's Andy Furman of Ultimate NYG asking the questions...

[audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/andy-suh.mp3|titles=Ndamakong Suh 10.12]

Tags: Giants-Lions, Ndamakong Suh, New York Giants, NFL Week 6
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Former Safety C.C. Brown Claims Media "Did Him Wrong"

C.C. Brown is trying to recapture his football dignity as a member of the Detroit Lions after one forgettable season as New York Giant.

In New York, we're happy to be rid of him, for everyone's sake, and we wish him well.? End of story.? So, why is he now telling the Lions' beat pool that the media was the cause of his demise in New York?

Yes, he got tagged with the "Can't Cover" moniker by the local writers but that was because a) it was great copy and b) he really couldn't cover anyone!?

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Lions A Better Fit Right Now For Campbell Than Giants

The Giants begrudgingly released former U of Minnesota LB Lee Campbell this week to make space on their roster for Jerry Reese's new draft class.
That's basically all it was - a numbers game.? Campbell was one of 12 linebackers on the Giants' roster - way too many to take north this summer.?

My personal assessment is that Jerry Reese covets his draft choices.? Phillip Dillard and Jonathan Goff will be the finalists in the MLB derby.? Both were drafted by Reese, while Campbell was an undrafted free-agent.

Tags: Detroit Lions, Lee Campbell, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
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