NFL New York Giants vs Detroit Lions live stream Free Online NFL Week 08 Sunday Football 27 October 2019, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, United States, Time 01:00 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN.
The Giants have one of the worst defenses in the NFL so it should come as no surprise that they give up 131 rushing yards on the ground. They do have a solid group of defensive tackles, though, led by Dalvin Tomlinson and rookie Dexter Lawrence, and held Ezekiel Elliott to 53 yards on 13 carries in their season opener against the Cowboys.
The Lions won’t completely go away from the run even with Kerryon Johnson hurt. That’s not offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s M.O. But they might rely a little more heavily on the passing game, especially in what Lions coach Matt Patricia calls got-to-have-it situations.
Matthew Stafford is having a nice season with 13 touchdown passes and three interceptions. He has rekindled his deep connection with Marvin Jones, and he’s distributing the ball evenly among his top three receivers. Danny Amendola could be a focal point of the attack as the Giants use rookie Grant Haley as their slot cornerback. The Giants allowed nine catches to New England Patriots slot receiver Julian Edelman two weeks ago.
They rank in the bottom 10 of the NFL in passer rating allowed, though they’ve gotten some good individual performances this season. Markus Golden has five sacks in seven games, Janoris Jenkins leads the way with three interceptions and former Michigan standout Jabrill Peppers seems re-energized after his offseason trade from the Cleveland Browns.
Ignore the numbers when it comes to the Giants’ rushing game. At 105.6 yards per game, they’re a middle-of-the-pack rushing team. What that number doesn’t tell you is that they have Saquon Barkley, arguably the best running back in the NFL, and that he missed three games with a high ankle sprain.
He returned to action last week and carried 18 times for 72 yards. He’s a monster of a player, with breakaway speed, good hands and the ability to overpower defenders and make them miss in the open field. He will be the focal point of the Lions defense Sunday.
The Lions have the NFL’s 28th-ranked run defense at 139.2 yards per game and they’ve allowed 100-yard rushers (Dalvin Cook and Jamaal Williams) in back-to-back weeks. Nose tackle Damon Harrison should be amped to face his old team, and if Da’Shawn Hand makes his season debut as expected, that adds another stout run defender up front.
The Giants don’t have any Pro Bowl-caliber receivers who challenge secondaries deep, but they have a host of solid pass catchers who must be accounted for. Tight end Evan Engram is the best of the bunch and has been rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ favorite target, with a team-high 34 catches for 379 yards.
Golden Tate will play his fourth game since returning from suspension, and the Giants are using him much as the Lions did. He’s a weapon out of the slot, and one of the best yards-after-catch players in the game. Of course, Jones has struggled with turnovers and will have his hands full with the Lions’ well-disguised coverages, and the Giants do not do a good job protecting up front.
Patricia wasn’t happy with his team’s kick and punt coverage last week, and the Giants are sneaky good in the return game. Tate is doubling as their punt returner, and they are averaging nearly 25 yards a kick return. The Giants also blocked and recovered a punt for a touchdown last week, but they’ve been shaky in other areas. Kicker Aldrick Rosas is 4 of 6 on field goals and doesn’t have a make longer than 36 yards. The Giants have allowed a blocked punt, too.
The Lions have been up and down overall on special teams, but their plays have been steady lately. Matt Prater is Mr. Reliable with four makes of 50-plus yards, Jamal Agnew returned a kick for a score earlier this season, and the Lions have done a good job forcing fumbles in the return game. One thing to watch: C.J. Moore and Miles Killebrew have been two of the Lions’ best special-teams players this season, but could be asked to play a heavier load on defense Sunday, given the recent changes in the secondary.
There’s a human element to this game that must be accounted for, given Diggs’ popularity in parts of the locker room and what his loss means to the defense. Last season, the Lions lost two straight after trading Tate, another popular and productive player, to the Philadelphia Eagles. For that reason, I think it’s imperative the Lions start fast Sunday. Bevell has put together some good opening-game scripts, and if the Lions come out firing against a bad Giants defense they should waltz to victory.
The Giants are one of the half-dozen or so worst teams in the NFL, though Barkley is a beast and the type of player who can single-handedly take over a game. If the Lions keep him relatively in check and don’t give the Giants extra possessions, they should snap their three-game losing streak.