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The New York Giants start their season traveling to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan to face the Detroit Lions.

The New York Giants finished their 2013 season at 7-9 overall and 3-3 in the NFC East. The Giants were led by quarterback Eli Manning who had 3818 passing yards and 18 TDs. Victor Cruz led the receivers with 998 yards and 4 TDs.

The Giants defense were ranked 8th in the NFL last season. They were led by Antrel Rolle was 80 solo tackles and 98 total tackles. Rolle also led the Giants with 6 interceptions.

The Detroit Lions finished their 2013 season at 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the NFC North. The Detroit Lions were led by Matthew Stafford was 4650 passing yards and 29 TDs. Calvin Johnson led the wide receivers with 1492 yards and 12 TDs.

The Lions defense was ranked 16th in the NFL last season. They were led by Stephen Tulloch with 93 solo tackles and 135 total tackles. DeAndre Levy led the Lions with 6 interceptions.

Keys to NY Giants win

The Giants need Eli Manning to be mistake free and throw the ball away when there is no open receivers. Manning cannot lose the ball under pressure in the pocket. The Giants will also need their defense to play 3 and out, otherwise Detroit’s potent office will score too often.

Keys to Detroit win

Detroit will need Matthew Stafford to use Calvin Johnson his talented receiver to his advantage and mix in the run to keep the Giants defense off balance.

Key Injuries

NY Giants

James Brewer, Markus Kuhn, Cooper Tayler, Eric Herman, Geoff Schwartz, Jayron Hosley, Mario Manningham, Odell Beckham, Trindon Holliday, Troy Kropog

Detroit

Don Carey, Kyle Van Noy, T.J. Jones

Favorite

Detroit -6.5

Conclusion

This on paper looks easy for Detroit, but the Giants will not break easy. Manning should start the season better than last year. However, in the end the Lions have too much offensive firepower.

About James Rhodes

James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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