Week 1’s preseason loss brought a lot of concern for Giants fans for the upcoming season. That would not hamper the Giants from showing up and showing out in Detroit in Week 2 with a 30-17 victory. A lot of positive takeaways come from the game, but here we’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Davis Webb does something good
Despite an an abysmal game against the Cleveland Browns, Davis Webb managed to string together a strong second drive against the Lions first-team defense. Webb finished 14-of-20 for 140 yards and a touchdown pass.
Webb’s touchdown pass was into the sure hands of second year running back Wayne Gallman. Sneaking his way out of the backfield uncovered, Gallman scored the first of his two touchdowns on the night. With Jonathan Stewart struggling, Gallman’s do-it-all ability might be enough to secure the second spot on the depth chart behind Saquon Barkley.
Nowhere to run
The Giants defense came to play right off the bat in the first half. In two quarters, the Giants shut down the Lions for only 89 total yards of offense. Most notably they would limit Detroit to only 24 yards on the ground in that span.
Kyle Lauletta did not allow Webb’s strong first half to outshine his play-making ability. With a little shake-and-bake, Lauletta scampered for a 10-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He would finish the game 2-for-5 and 27 passing yards.
Reaching for the stars
Although we only saw Evan Engram in limited playing time, he still made some stellar plays. Totaling two catches, Engram stretched as far as he could to get a first down on a scoring drive in the first quarter.
Even after clobbering long snapper Zak DeOssie, the Lions were not able to stop Aldrick Rosas from drilling his only field goal attempt on the night, a 55-yarder.
Wide receiver Kalif Raymond got UP to make a strong grab in the second quarter. Even though it would be his only reception, he was one of 15 Giant pass catchers with a reception during the game.
Sadly, we did not get to see Odell Beckham Jr. this week, but that didn’t the cameras away from him. After seeing New York’s two young quarterbacks put on a show, Beckham probably was not the only one smiling.
Defense was the name of the game in Detroit after holding the Lions to only 17 points. The Giants defensive unit also only allowed 67 rushing yards on the night.
Many offensive woes held down the G-Men from their true potential in Week 1. This week, they were explosive behind the arm of Webb and the legs of Gallman. However, will this success carry over into next week’s matchup against the hometown rival New York Jets?