Everybody expected the Giants defense to carry the day, and despite a couple big plays they have played well. But what nobody expected was the Giants offense showing up and playing well. Though they had a couple quick three and outs, the offense has functioned better in the first half than at any point in recent weeks.
Eli Manning has been very efficient, completing 14 of 16 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Not coincidentally, the Giants’ running game has shown up, with 68 yards on 17 carries. Odell Beckham is the Giants’ leading receiver with 3 catches for 31 yards and Sterling Shepard has the game’s lone touchdown.
The defense has come up with big plays, with Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie showing off their speed to save touchdowns, and a forced fumble by Leon Hall.
Janoris Jenkins left the game with a back injury and his return is (currently) questionable.
The Lions will get the ball to star the second half.