Things could be much worse for the Giants, who surrendered touchdowns to the Lions on their first two possessions. Both went to Calvin Johnson on receptions of 67 and 16 yards.
The Giants were able to stabilize the game after that, scoring their only touchdown on a fourth-and-1 completion from Eli Manning to Larry Donnell.
Manning is 10-of-20 for 67 yards. For Detroit, Johnson already has five catches for 131 yards. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is 14-of-17 for 212 yards and two touchdowns.
The Giants saw Jason Pierre-Paul leave the game with an apparent neck injury on their first defensive series. Pierre-Paul returned to the game after undergoing X-rays. Linebacker Devon Kennard is questionable to return with a hamstring injury. No word on when that happened.
Here are a couple of the early lowlights.
Good coverage pic.twitter.com/mWetzXgczk— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 8, 2014
MEGATRON pic.twitter.com/PM0od79RJi— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) September 8, 2014