Lions improve to 2-0, G-Men fall to 0-2.
The Detroit Lions moved to 2-0 on the season after picking up a 24-10 victory over the New York Giants in front of a disgruntled fan base at MetLife Stadium last night. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham suited up for the first time this season but was held to just four catches for 36 yards as New York's offensive line failed to protect Eli Manning.
The Lions recorded five sacks on the night, picked off Eli once, and rookie Jamal Agnew put the icing on the cake with an 88-yard punt return that looked something like this.
After the loss, Giants head coach Ben McAdoo was critical of Eli Manning and his "sloppy quarterback play," but there was plenty of blame to go around and McAdoo was on the receiving end of some backlash as well.
The 2-0 Lions will head back to Detroit for a Week 3 matchup on Sunday afternoon against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, a team that is also unbeaten thus far. The G-Men, in search of their first win, will head to Philadelphia for a showdown with the Eagles.
Check out some of the reactions to last night's primetime game below.
I hope Eli is OK after taking this hit pic.twitter.com/FHsUFXNONR— Dave Lozo (@davelozo) September 19, 2017
Eli was sacked 5 times Monday night. pic.twitter.com/XgEJQjjYGj— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 19, 2017
Last 7 games: Jets 111 points, Giants 92. And the Giants have Eli Manning and the world's greatest receiver.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) September 19, 2017
I identify with Ben McAdoo in that I too have thought that changing my hair would solve all my problems— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) September 19, 2017
First time in Giants' history that they’ve lost each of their first two games of a season by at least 14 points.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 19, 2017
Giants start 0-2 for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons. pic.twitter.com/oIgPDEqLQH— ESPN (@espn) September 19, 2017
Juked him unconscious. pic.twitter.com/QbqesXnTUH— The Ten-Yard Line (@TheTenYardLine) September 19, 2017
Gotta act like a wounded animal in this sitch pic.twitter.com/STR99Hermx— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 19, 2017
Woke up this morning to "What's wrong with the Giants" instead of "Wow them Lions", love how the media ignores us lol. #DvE— Detroit Moments (@DetroitMoments) September 19, 2017