Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thoughts after 1st quarter Giants, Lions

- The staple for the Giants under Tom Coughlin has always been the run first, setting up the pass. They just do not have the type of running attack to be able to pull that off right now. So, while the Lions have a depleted secondary today without starting cornerbacks Chris Houston and Rashean Mathis, they should be able to throttle the Giants' offense.
- I don't know whether it was poorly run pattern, a case of bad timing or just a bad throw, but it was costly when Matthew Stafford and Kris Durham didn't hook up on the Lions' first drive. Durham was wide open and Stafford spun into into the Ford Field like he was Andre Ware back in the day or something. Eli Manning did return the favor by missing Hakim Hicks for what would have been a TD pass later in the quarter. It does seem like the battle of premier-caliber QBs, each former first overall NFL Draft choices, who are struggling mightily.
- The opposition never seems to miss a field goal at Ford Field.


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