The Detroit Lions have improved a great deal over the last two seasons but they need to beat teams like the New York Giants October 17th to show they can beat NFL teams. The New York Giants looked good in their road game against a Houston Texans team that is struggling on their own field of late. The Detroit Lions played another great game game against the St Louis Rams in Ford Field last weekend to earn their first win of the 2010 NFL season.
Detroit Lions Offense vs New York Giants Defense
The Detroit Lions offense is not as weak as many would think. Shaun Hill has filled in admirably for the injured Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions have sustained a solid running game. Hill also has been able to hit Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew on a regular basis and the passing game has been better than expected with Hill at the helm.
It may have been the Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears that kick started this New York Giants defense. They have been playing on another level since destroying Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears in that game. The defensive front seven for the New York Giants can take over a game if they play up to their capabilities. New York Giants defense has the edge over the Detroit Lions offense.
New York Giants Offense Vs Detroit Lions Defense
Eli Manning and the New York Giants offense may be clicking on all cylinders now. Manning has Hakeem Nicks back and healthy after he suffered a concussion and he has the Mario Manningham healthy heading into this game. Manning and the New York Giants offense still need the running game to be consistent with Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs.
The Detroit Lions front defensive line has been blowing up the opposing offensive lines early in the NFL season. The Detroit Lions are playing with energy and vigor with their two new defensive lineman, Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch. The Detroit Lions have still shown they are vulnerable to the deep ball. The New York Giants offense has the edge over the Detroit Lions stout defense.
Detroit Lions vs New York Giants -10: Pick Against the Spread & Final Word
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has made the New York Giants a nine point favorite in the Meadowlands against the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions have played well on the road although they have yet to win a road game. The New York Giants have taken inconsistency to a new level but they have shown signs of life on defense of late. Take the Detroit Lions +10 over the New York Giants but the New York Giants will win the game straight up.
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