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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

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Giants-Lions, New York Giants, NFL Week 16
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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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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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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.

Tags: Giants-Lions, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Week 6
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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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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."

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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]

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