Giants’ Dismal Offense No Match For Lions
Despite looking out of sync throughout the preseason, you kept hearing from Giants personnel that the new-look offense would be fine when the season started.
The season has started and it doesn't look fine.
Fine would be a better way to describe the Detroit Lions attack after a 35-14 drubbing of Big Blue on Monday night. Mathew Stafford and Clavin Johnson connected on two first-quarter touchdowns and continued to move the ball, almost at-will, throughout each team's season opening Monday Night Football matchup.
Stafford had 151 yards passing yards and two touchdowns after his team's first two drives, ending with 346 yards through the air and a rushing TD as well. Johnson tallied 164 yards on seven grabs.
Coming off a career worst 27 interceptions last year, Eli Manning's demeanor and performance didn't really have a 'new-look' either. He threw two interceptions and had that all too familiar pose from the 2013 season - shoulders shrugged, staring at the turf.
The Giants offense could only muster 197 total yards. Manning threw for 163 of those and did have a first-half TD pass to Larry Donnell which cut New York's deficit to 14-7 before the break.
In fact, the second year, 6-foot-6 tight end was actually the most impressive offensive threat for the Giants: with five catches, 86 yards and a score.
Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle were held to a combined four catches and 25 yards.