Stafford Throws Pair Of TDs, Lions Top Giants; Manning Sacked 5 Times

Posted September 21, 2017

Until they got too exhausted or drank too much and stomped out of the stadium en masse in the fourth quarter.

That touchdown was nice and it's cool that he's getting involved as a rookie, but this is going to get the Giants a penalty every time.

Then the third quarter of this ugly 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions resumed and Giants fans resumed booing.

The Giants return to action next weekend against the rival Philadelphia Eagles. "He's still working hard to get back to his full self", McAdoo said. "They have to figure it out".

Detroit's famously even-keeled coach had a quick reply when asked about his team's 2-0 start to the season. It's the fewest points the Giants scored in the first two games of a season since 1947. NY managed just two first downs in the first half while wide receiver Brandon Marshall had one catch for 10 yards in his debut with the team. It's not a bad name for a play against the Giants, given Kershaw's utter dominance over the baseball-playing iteration.

The running game was again nonexistent. He hasn't had meaningful snaps since 2015 (his rookie season), but his -0.03 Rushing NEP per attempt from that year was just about league average (-0.04). Ereck Flowers is a turnstile at left tackle and Justin Pugh wasn't much better filling in for the injured Bobby Hart at right tackle, and Eli Manning doesn't have the legs to give himself any more time than what his protection can give him. Manning was sacked five times by the Lions - three of those came because Ansah destroyed Flowers. "By no stretch of the imagination did we do that tonight", said Ben McAdoo, who led the Giants to their first playoff berth since 2011 last season in his first year as head coach. If Detroit can continue to run the ball well and get pressure on the quarterback, they will be a dominant team in the NFL. The defense took the ball away. Abdullah did get four carries in the red zone himself, but this doesn't exactly simplify this situation for us very much, either. "I'm all right", Beckham said. He was under duress all night. "He was under duress all night, thought he did some good things in the pocket, making some plays under duress, but the whole offense needs work".

They were on the road, on the brightest of Monday night stages, against a desperate team with a good defense and a star wide receiver who gutted his way onto the field.

"That was the moment".

McAdoo said of the loss, "Sloppy quarterback play". "I let my team down".

Now that's not to defend Manning because that should still be enough to get the play off. Engram received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for grabbing his crotch.

"Only thing it guarantees you is that you won't be 1-15", Caldwell said Tuesday.