Giants will open their 2017 home schedule playing host to the Detroit Lions on Monday night,
while also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Super Bowl XLII championship team during
halftime of the game.
The 2017 Giants (0-1) could use a little magic from that group after laying a major dud last week at
Dallas. The New York offense, which was mostly revamped in the off-season with the additions of
receiver Brandon Marshall, tight ends Rhett Ellison and Evan Engram, and the promotion of Paul Perkins
to starting running back, couldn’t get out of its own way against a Cowboys defensive front that had
its way against the returning five starting Giants offensive linemen.
Detroit Lions vs New York Giants
Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time: 8:30pm ET on ESPN
Venue: MetLife Stadiu.
“First game,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Wednesday. “Guys were playing fast, got some good
guys out there, some new bodies. So, we’ll bounce back. We’ll be fine. We just have to slow down,
everybody take a breath and just run the plays the way we’ve been running them all spring and all
“They’re going to do their job,” he said. “Everybody just needs to step up their game a little bit and,
again, we don’t have to go recreate anything. We just have to execute, play better football.”
The absence of Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) didn’t help the Giants offense any.
It is unclear if he will play this week, either.
That might be easier said than done against a Lions team that is coming off an impressive 35-23 win
over Arizona last week, a win in which quarterback Matthew Stafford rallied Detroit from a 17-9
third-quarter deficit to score 19 unanswered points to go along with a 35-yard pick-6 by safety
Miles Kilbrew that helped seal the win.
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