Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants predictions: Our staff agrees – New York Giants News

Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants predictions: Our staff agrees – New York Giants News

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Free Press writers Dave Birkett and Shawn Windsor discuss the Lions’ Monday news conference Sept. 11, 2017, following their 35-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

After an exhilarating comeback win in Week 1 over the Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions face a test on the road Monday night against the New York Giants (8:30 p.m., ESPN).

The two teams played last December, with the Giants earning a 17-6 victory. It was the first of four straight losses to end the season for the Lions, as they squandered the NFC North division lead and a chance to host a playoff game for the first time since the 1993 season.

So how will the Lions fare this time, with a healthier Matthew Stafford? We asked our experts for their predictions:

Jeff Seidel

Giants 24, Lions 21: In their season-opening win over Arizona, the Lions’ defense played far better than expected. But how much of that was because of Carson Palmer? The Lions’ offense made mistakes, but Kenny Galloday had a fantastic debut. Now, the Lions are going outside and a struggle awaits them.

Shawn Windsor

Giants 20, Lions 16: Giants can’t start 0-2. Plus, they’re home and it’s Monday night. Also, Odell Beckham Jr. should play. Matthew Stafford keeps it closer than it was a year ago. But New York’s defensive front is the difference.

Dave Birkett

Giants 17, Lions 16: This pick is largely dependent on Beckham’s health. He’s a dynamic presence on the field, and the Giants need his energy to succeed. If he…

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