1:00 PM ET, October 17, 2010
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It wasn't pretty. It wasn't impressive. And it certainly wasn't a blowout like a week ago.The New York Giants simply found a way to keep winning Sunday, and the error-prone and road-awful Detroit Lions helped them along the way.Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes and the Giants (4-2) held on for their third straight victory with a 28-20 decision that sent the Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.
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Giants RBs Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw made a formidable tag team Sunday, and seem to have found the right formula, writes Jane McManus. Blog
• Eli Manning surpassed 20,000 passing yards for his career, joing Phil Simms as the only Giants quarterbacks to reach that milestone.
• The once dormant Brandon Jacobs ran for two touchdowns. It's the third straight week Jacobs has scored and the 10th time he's had at least two rushing TDs.
• The Lions lost their 24th consecutive road game, tying the NFL record they set from 2001-03.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Giants PK Lawrence Tynes was inactive because of a sprained ankle, so Shayne Graham, who was signed Saturday, handled extra points and kickoffs. He did not attempt a field goal. ... Detroit outgained New York 366-334. ... Umenyiora had two sacks and two forced fumbles. He has seven sacks and six forced fumbles in the last three games. ... Grant led the Giants with 10 tackles. ... Ashlee Palmer, who started at middle linebacker for the Lions with DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson inactive, had a game-high 13 tackles. ... Stanton had three rushes for 30 yards to lead Detroit.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||3-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||7:53||Nate Burleson 14 Yard Pass From Shaun Hill (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 43 yds, 4:00
|TD||1:37||Brandon Jacobs 4 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 40 yds, 2:23
|TD||3:24||Mario Manningham 33 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 93 yds, 6:42
|FG||0:03||Jason Hanson 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 14 plays, 48 yds, 3:14
|TD||6:50||Travis Beckum 1 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 57 yds, 4:25
|TD||13:34||Calvin Johnson 87 Yard Pass From Drew Stanton (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 87 yds, 1:36
|TD||3:33||Brandon Jacobs 6 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 58 yds, 1:37
|FG||2:55||Jason Hanson 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 8 yds, 0:34
Calvin Johnson now has two career TD receptions of 85+ yards. He is the first Lions player with more than one career 85-yard TD reception. Both of the TDs came on the road. He is the 7th player since 1940 with more than one TD reception of 85+ yards on the road. The others: Bob Hayes (3), John Taylor (3), Lance Alworth (2), Cliff Branch (2), Lee Evans (2), Terrell Owens (2).2
ESPN Stats & Information