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The New York Giants’ season began in less than optimal fashion as the Dallas Cowboys beat down on the Giants’ winning aspirations at the outset of game one. The Giants look to redeem themselves this week against another potential tough matchup in the Detroit Lions.
Date and Time: Monday, September 17, 8:30 PM ET
Where to Watch: ESPN
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Giants Injury Report:
Odell Beckham Jr. (Ankle) – Questionable
— Sports Injury Alert (@SprtsInjryAlert) September 18, 2017
D.J Fluker (Leg) – Questionable
B.J Goodson (Leg) – Out
Starting middle LB B.J. Goodson is OUT w/leg injury, per sources. Big loss. Had 18 tackles in opener. Calvin Munson expected to start.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 18, 2017
Uani’ Unga (Undisclosed) – Questionable
Keenan Robinson (Concussion) – Out
Lions Injury Report
Ezekiel Ansah (Knee) – Questionable
Khyri Thornton (Suspension) – Out
Armonty Bryant (Suspension) – Out
The Giants looked lost without star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last week. That said, Odell’s status could be the difference maker in Monday night’s game.
While the series between the two teams may be tied at 21-21, the Giants have the advantage coming into this game, having won four of the past five meetings.
Player to Watch
Orleans Darkwa: It’s no secret that for the past several seasons the Giants have been one of the worst rushing teams in the league. Though things have started to look up for the Giants, this negative trend continued last week when their leading rusher, Paul Perkins, put up minuscule sixteen yards on seven carries. Since their beatdown, it has become obvious that the Giants are going to need to a establish a run game, and with Perkins not getting it done they’ll have to look to Orleans Darkwa to step it up.
Giants 20, Lions 16
Though there are a lot of question marks on the Giants’ side if all goes to according to plan they should be picking up the win.