Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (1-0) head to Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on Eli Manning and the New York Giants (0-1) to close out week 2 of the National Football League season.
EXTRA POINTS: Agnew's punt return was the fifth longest in Lions' history.
Agnew's Lions improved to 2-0 while Munson's Giants fell to 0-2. We put ourselves in a hole. The state of the offense isn't good and the Giants need to go back to the drawing board and find some answers. Last week against the Cardinals, he looked shaky in the first quarter and threw a pick-six, only to turn the game completely around, throwing for 292 yards and four touchdowns as he led his team past a 10-point deficit to win 35-23.
The New York Giants offense has now gone eight straight games, including the postseason, without scoring at least 20 points.
The Giants finished with 270 yards against the Lions after they managed just 233 yards in their 19-3 loss to the Cowboys in Week 1.
NY closed to 17-10 on Aldrick Rosas' 25-yard field goal early in the second half, but it wasted a chance for a TD. New York's offense really suffered without Beckham in the lineup. They proved it today, or I mean, we saw they can move the ball down field.
The full potential of receiving options for Eli Manning is and has always been predicated on the presence of Beckham.
The biggest missed opportunity for the Giants came in the fourth quarter. Reese brought in Brandon Marshall to give some veteran help for Beckham, instead he's been invisible except when he's dropping passes. He went 12/17 for 107 yards and two touchdown passes in the first half. A reporter asked McAdoo if changes would be made, such as something "drastic" such as handing over play calling duties to, say, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan would be considered. It was a ideal pass as Jones made a great timing coming back to the ball through the defender for the score.
"When I saw it was me and the punter, I knew I was gone". Matt Prater added a 56-yard field goal just before halftime that bounced off and over the upright, helping the Lions to a 17-7 lead at the break. The drive was set up when by the Whitehead interception.
McAdoo did acknowledge that Flowers' struggles Monday were enough to cause the Giants to try providing blocking help on the edge as the game went along, but little seemed to work as NY went three-and-out four times and was 4-of-12 on third down. "He was great two years ago, but right now he looks overmatched as a play-caller, and that's frustrating to me and it's frustrating to every Giants fan who thought that this team could be a Super Bowl contender".