Giants-Lions final score: Giants 30

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Giants-Lions final score: Giants 30

Postby liny195 » Tue May 14, 2019 9:24 pm

Lorenzo Carter Jerseys Stitched , Lions 17 in second preseason game The New York Giants defeated the Detroit Lions, 30-17, on Friday night in the team’s second preseason game of the year. There was no Eli Manning for New York; Friday night’s starter was instead Davis Webb, Manning’s backup who performed erratically in the Giants’ Week 1 preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns. Round 1 2018 draft pick Saquon Barkley didn’t play either, with the rookie running back nursing a hamstring strain, and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sat out for the second straight game.Webb was shaky to open Friday’s game as well, but did engineer a scoring drive to bridge the first and second quarters which included a conversion via quarterback sneak on fourth-and-1. Lions cornerback Darius Slay was flagged for pass interference, setting up an and-goal situation for the Giants. Wayne Gallman had the touchdown grab on third down, giving the Giants a 7-3 lead. Another fourth-down play on the following drive, though, did not convert for New York, resulting in a turnover on downs. That, thankfully, did not lead to any Lions points.New York’s next offensive series featured a 40-yard completion from Webb to receiver Russell Shepard. It was capped off by Aldrick Rosas converting a 55-yard field goal attempt. Rosas’ career long in a regular-season game is 52 yards. The Giants went into halftime with a 10-3 lead after Lions kicker Matt Prater missed a 49-yard field goal attempt with under 30 seconds to go in the second quarter.Webb gave way to rookie Kyle Lauletta in the second half. Webb had a solid night, completing 14 of his 20 pass attempts for 140 yards and a touchdown and he connected with 10 different receivers. The second half saw a key sequence of events for the Giants. Detroit’s first possession of the third quarter ended with Matt Cassel being intercepted by New York linebacker Ray Ray Armstrong (with the help of a tip of the ball by cornerback Grant Haley). Armstrong returned the interception for 24 yards, to Detroit’s 12-yard line. Two plays later, Lauletta ran in the 10-yard touchdown, giving the Giants a 17-3 lead. The Lions weren’t done turning the ball over, with Detroit running back LeGarrette Blount failing to convert on a fourth-down rushing attempt inside the Giants’ 10-yard line on the following drive. That turnover, though, only resulted in a Giants punt. Running back Jalen Simmons was also hurt during the drive. He was later announced to have suffered a concussion and ruled out for the remainder of the game.The Giants extended their lead further in the fourth quarter with Gallman running in an 11-yard touchdown, giving the Giants a 24-3 lead. While the Lions finally scored their first touchdown of the night Youth B.J. Hill Jerseys , an 11-yard pass thrown by quarterback Jake Rudock to receiver T.J. Jones, it was too little, too late for the home team. Robert Martin added a 16-yard touchdown run near the end of the fourth quarter, in quarterback Alex Tanney’s first drive the game, giving the Giants the 30-10 advantage. The Lions, though, had the final points of the night, with Rudock rushing for a one-yard score on fourth down in the game’s waning seconds.Lauletta ended his night having completed two of his five passes for 27 yards, plus his rushing score. Tanney completed two of his three pass attempts for 36 yards. Martin was the Giants’ rushing leader in the game, with seven carries for 47 yards and a score, while Russell Shepard’s one 40-yard catch led the team in receiving. Gallman led the team in scoring, with two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.On defense, the Giants totaled three sacks, including getting to Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford twice. Defensive end Kerry Wynn was a defensive standout, with five solo tackles (including one for a loss), a sack and a quarterback hit, but the entire defense performed well. While the Lions put up 308 yards of offense, only 67 came via rushing. Detroit also converted just five of their 14 third downs.Meanwhile, the kicking battle continued on special teams. Rosas made the long field goal in the first half, as well as an extra point, while Marshall Koehn converted two of his three extra point attempts.Moments that matteredThe Webb-led scoring drive in the first-to-second quarters was rife with notable moments. While none were more important than Gallman’s touchdown catch B.J. Hill Jerseys Stitched , it also included Webb’s fourth-down conversion, Slay’s penalty for Detroit which put the Giants in better scoring position and two steps backward — Gallman losing two yards rushing on first-and-goal and Webb being called for delay of game on third down. All was forgiven, though, with the Webb-to-Gallman touchdown.Rosas converted a personal-best 55-yard field goal in the second quarter, giving the Giants a 10-3 lead heading into halftime. It also didn’t hurt that Prater missed his 49-yard field goal on the following drive, preventing the Lions from shrinking their deficit. Armstrong’s interception, which resulted in Lauletta’s running score, allowed the Giants to expand their lead to 14 points early in the second half. It proved to be a scoring gap that the Lions could not overcome. The Giants ended up scoring 24 unanswered points, including Gallman’s second touchdown of the night, an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter. Rudock connected with Jones for a touchdown on the Lions’ next possession.The Giants reached the 30-point threshold in the fourth quarter, thanks to Martin’s 16-yard touchdown run.Play of the gameHaley tipping Cassel’s pass, which resulted in Armstrong’s interception that set up Lauletta’s touchdown run turned the course of the game in the Giants’ favor. The Giants went from having a seven-point lead over the Lions to a 14-point lead, and the Lions were never able to catch up to within a score or better in the second half.Standout depthGallman ended the game with 5 carries for 26 yards, 2 receptions for 9 yards and two of the Giants’ three touchdowns. While he may not be a major factor come the regular season, as he sits behind Barkley and Jonathan Stewart on the depth chart, his performance this preseason has showcased his talent and versatility.What’s next?Giants practices will resume on Sunday and continue through Wednesday in preparation for their third preseason game of the summer, against the New York Jets. The “dress rehearsal” for the regular season should see more of the Giants’ starters in the game for at least the first half. The contest takes place on Friday, Aug. 24, with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Do the New York Giants have the right decision-makers in place to rebuild a franchise that has obviously lost its way?A long-term tear down and rebuild is not what 67-year-old GM Dave Gettleman nor 53-year-old head coach Pat Shurmur, both getting second chances in those roles, signed up for.I have to go back to something I wrote for a Giants season preview for the SB Nation flagship.I also wrote this a couple of weeks ago, and I think it captures what the Giants hoped to do in 2018 and 2019:Obviously White Eli Manning Jerseys , the short-term plan has been blown to smithereens and that “stinkin’ rebuild” Gettleman and Shurmur did not want to undertake back in January is now upon them. Are they the right men to lead the Giants back out of the wilderness to which the franchise has returned?Let’s try to answer the question.Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsDave GettlemanThat was Gettleman at his introductory press conference when asked if he was a “care taker” or saw his appointment as a long-term thing.Well, he’s done that. He’s kicked a lot of them out the door, both in the locker room and in the front office. He’s brought in a lot of new faces. The one thing he hasn’t done, at least not yet, is make the Giants better.Can he?Gettleman’s work thus far has been a mixed bag. A long-time pro personnel guy, one question about him when he became GM of the Carolina Panthers was whether or not he could draft successfully. He can. His drafts in Carolina weren’t perfect, but he got quality players in each of the five he conducted.His first draft in New York brought in Saquon Barkley and Will Hernandez, cornerstone offensive players, and Lorenzo Carter and B.J. Hill, good young defensive players. If he hits on Kyle Lauletta, a fourth-round quarterback, that draft is a grand slam.His free agency decisions in his first year with the Giants have not paid big dividends. Jonathan Stewart was a mistake. So, too, was Patrick Omameh. Nate Solder was an overpay, but that’s the price of having to fill a need on the high end of the free agent market. You end up paying A+ prices for B or C players.The success or failure of Gettleman’s tenure will ultimately come down to two questions. First, can he fix the offensive line? Second, can he find a franchise quarterback?His first effort at an offensive line rebuild hasn’t been successful. Solder is really what should have been expected, a middle of the road left tackle. Will Hernandez was an outstanding second-round pick. This offseason, Gettleman needs to work to upgrade the other three spots.The hog-mollie loving Gettleman’s history indicates that he will eventually get the offensive line right. In pro personnel with the Giants, he helped identify Shaun O’Hara and Kareem McKenzie as free agent targets. In Carolina, he drafted Trai Turner, Daryl Williams and Taylor Moton and uncovered All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell as an undrafted free agent.The quarterback question? Gettleman has never had to answer that one. In Carolina Eli Manning Jerseys 2019 , Cam Newton was in place when he got there. Last offseason, while the rest of the league was tripping over itself to get a crack at what was viewed as a historic quarterback class, Gettleman passed and selected Barkley. This is the big one. Can Gettleman find the Giants a top-tier quarterback to replace Manning? We shall see.Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsPat ShurmurThat was Gettleman during Shurmur’s introductory press conference. Co-owner John Mara also used the word “adult” when referring to Shurmur.Coming off a season 3-13 season in which three players were suspended and discord was rampant in the locker room, that is a characteristic the Giants valued in their head-coaching search.They found it with Shurmur. The 53-year-old 30-year coaching veteran has brought some calm to a situation that turned into complete chaos a year ago. Gettleman and Shurmur initially talked at length about the importance of culture, brought in veterans from successful organizations to help, and have been successful in building relationships and keeping the obvious dysfunction out of the locker room.Shurmur ran a good preseason program and training camp. He showed some backbone by fining Odell Beckham Jr. He treats people, including the media, with respect. It’s apparent when he doesn’t appreciate a question, but he does his best to provide an answer, anyway.What Shurmur hasn’t done is win games. His reputation as a quality offensive play caller and quarterback guru hasn’t translated yet with the Giants. Is Shurmur the right guy to handle this rebuild? There really is no way to know until we go through it and see how well he handles it.At first blush, you might want a young, energetic first-time head coach. You might want Sean McVay. Shurmur’s steady hand, though, might prove to be the right tonic as the Giantstry to get back on the right path.As offensive coordinator in St. Louis, he helped the Rams go from 1-15 in 2009 to 7-9 in 2012. In two years as head coach of the Cleveland Browns he went 9-23 — not so bad considering that the Browns have gone 13-48-1 since they fired him.Can Shurmur guide what will ultimately be a young team back to the point where it becomes an annual contender? We just don’t know.How long will Shurmur and Gettleman get?The leash on coaches is always shorter than it is on general managers. Neither of these guys is going anywhere after the 2018 season. After 2019? If it doesn’t feel like the Giants are at least moving in the right direction, you certainly have to think Shurmur’s seat will at least get warm. Gettleman? The Giants had never fired a GM before letting go of Jerry Reese. It took several years of poor draft and free agent decisions to get the Giants into the mess they are in. Gettleman doesn’t figure to get a 10-year leash, but he does figure to get some time — health permitting — to try and put this Humpty Dumpty of a team back together again.
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