Detroit Lions at New York Giants – NFL Week 11 Game Preview

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The Detroit Lions are set to travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants in a week eleven matchup. The Lions are coming into the game with a record of 3-6 and currently sit at third place in the NFC North. On the flip side, the Giants have smashed the expectations that were set for them coming into the season. They currently have a record of 7-2 and despite this incredible record, they are still one game behind the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East. With the Lions being on such a hot streak over the past couple of weeks, this game could end up being closer than many expect. 

Detroit Lions Hope to Pull Off Massive Upset and Raise Win Streak to Three

Despite having one of the worst rosters in the league, the Lions have done an incredible job of closing out games and doing just enough to bring home a win. Over the past two weeks, the Lions have only won by a collective seven points. They defeated the Green Bay Packers by a final score of 15-9, and last week they took down the Chicago Bears 31-30. 

The Lions offensive unit will have to really step up this week if they hope to get a win on Sunday. With running back Deandre Swift getting more and more touches as he recovers from an injury, Detroit may lean heavier on him this week than they have in the past few weeks. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Lions will have a tough time slowing down the Giants. Detroit currently ranks dead last in the NFL, giving up 416 yards per game. If the Lions hope to pull off a big upset this week, their offense will have to lead the way, and this could easily turn into a shootout if Detroit can keep up. 

New York Giants Look to Make Up Ground in Highly Competitive NFC East

The New York Giants are currently in an incredible spot. It appears that everything is clicking for New York and they have proven that they are one of the best teams in the NFL this year. Saquon Barkley has had an incredible opening half of the season and all signs point to him being back as the elite running back he was known as. This should be a cakewalk for the Giants’ offense this week and there is likely little to nothing the Lions will be able to do if New York’s offense is clicking. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Giants have been a very middle of the road team. They rank 18th in the NFL in opposing yards per game, however, they may have a chance to move up the list following this weeks game against the Lions. As long as the Giants show up to play and do not beat themselves, they should be able to notch their eighth win of the year.