New York Giants

New York Giants

New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 20: Jamaal Williams #30 of the Detroit Lions scores a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

LIONS 31 – GIANTS 18

Welp, chalk it up as the proverbial trap game. With a huge NFC East match-up against the Dallas Cowboys awaiting them on Thursday, the Giants had no answer for the Detroit Lions, who pulled out a convincing upset 31-18 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

While Daniel Jones threw for 341 yards, he did toss two costly interceptions, while Saquon Barkley was totally bottled up by Detroit’s defense, which held the Pro Bowler to just 22 yards on 15 carries.
The loss drops Big Blue to 7-3 overall, and drops New York out of second place as the Cowboys alienated the Vikings later on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions have now won three in a row, and find themselves suddenly in the wild card race in the NFC.

With the Giants leading 6-3 in the second quarter, Daniel Jones’ pass for Darius Slayton was picked off by rookie Aiden Hutchinson at the Giants’ own 18-yard line. Four plays later the Lions hit pay-dirt when Jamaal Williams scored on a four-yard scamper to put the Lions up 10-6. They would never look back.

Just before halftime, Lions quarterback Jared Goff connected with Amon-Ra St. Brown on a 32-yard completion that moved the football to the Giants’ 28. Five plays later Williams was in the end zone again on a one-yard plunge to put the Lions up by a shocking score of 17-6 at the break.

The Giants did cut the Lions lead in half at 24-12, and had a shot to get back in the game early in the fourth quarter, but Jones’ completion to Isaiah Hodgins resulted in a fumble. The Lions quickly pounded it in for the touchdown four plays later, blowing the game wide open at 31-12.

  • Giants fans were not happy.

  • Adoree Jackson Out for 3-5 Weeks

    In addition to the loss the Giants lost one of their top corners for a while to come.

  • Turnovers hurt

  • Brian Daboll wasn't pleased

    Coach Brian Daboll wasn’t having it with anyone today.

  • Coach Daboll Postgame

  • Next Up? Dallas

    Coming up: the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Dallas destroyed Minnesota 40-3 on Sunday.

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