The New York Giants open their 2014 season Monday night against the Detroit Lions. The game is part of a Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN and will begin at the special early time of 7:10 p.m. ET. The second game will feature the San Diego Chargers at the Arizona Cardinals. That game kicks off at 10:20 p.m.
The Giants will be looking to make the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, and trying to get off to improve upon last season's 0-6 start. Odds makers don't like the Giants' chances of winning on the road, with the Giants listed as 6.5-point underdogs. Eli Manning will lead a revamped Giants offense, hoping to rebound from a season during which he threw a career-worst 27 interceptions.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has 170 career coaching victories. With one more he will surpass Paul Brown and tie Joe Gibbs on the all-time list. Lions coach Jim Caldwell is coaching his first regular-season game with Detroit. He was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-2011.
The Giants have won their last five games in Detroit. The Giants are 22-3-1 on Monday Night Football. The Giants have 49 wins in road openers, second-most in NFL history. The Green Bay Packers have 53.
Let's game to all of your basic game information.
Game Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI.
Odds: Lions -6.5
TV: ESPN | Simulcast on WABC in New York City area | Post-Game Live WWOR TV MY9 (Russ Salzberg, Roman Oben, Shaun O'Hara, Howard Cross, Amani Toomer)
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters
Radio: Giants Radio Network, WFAN 600 AM & 101.9 FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross) | Giants Radio Network Local Affiliates | Sirius XM 93 | Westwood One (Ian Eagles, Boomer Esiason, Steve Tasker) | Spanish Radio, WADO 1280 AM
Injury Report: Giants -- Odell Beckham Jr., (hamstring), James Brewer (back) and Markus Kuhn (ankle are out). Jon Beason (foot) and Brandon Mosley are probable. Lions -- Safety Don Carey (hamstring) is out. Safety James Ihedigbo (knee/ankle) is doubtful
More Coverage: Lions Blog -- Pride Of Detroit | SB Nation -- Giants vs Lions coverage
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