The New York Giants are 7-point underdogs Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Few analysts around the Internet are giving them a chance to pull an upset.
The Lions are slipping after a strong start, but the Giants coming to town should make things easier.
Florio: Lions 28, Giants 17
The Lions could have won each of their last three games. They should beat the Giants, and it could get ugly.
Five of six Sports Illustrated analysts are going with the Lions.
All seven USA Today panelists are picking Detroit.
Lions 27, Giants 21
The promise of the unknown often exceeds reality. Daniel Jones’ numbers (6 touchdowns, 7 picks, 5 fumbles lost, 18 sacks taken) look Eli-esque after five starts, with his glorious debut getting further in the rearview mirror. The Giants’ offense is averaging 12 points per game since that Bucs win, with Jones’ worst performance coming last week after finally getting Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram on the field together. The Lions’ season also looked a lot more fun before losing running back Kerryon Johnson to injured reserve and allowing at least 430 yards for three straight bend-but-also-break games. That leaves me with the one known positive in this game as the decisive outcome: Matthew Stafford throwing glorious deep passes to his Inspector Gadget-like wideouts.
Five Thirty Eight gives the Giants only a 24 percent chance to win.
FOX Sports simulator gives Detroit a 54.4 percent chance of beating the Giants.