2019 NFL – New York Giants @ Detroit Lions Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is New York Giants @ Detroit Lions taking place? Sunday 27th October, 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is New York Giants @ Detroit Lions taking place? Ford Field, Detroit

What is the expected weather for New York Giants @ Detroit Lions? 13c with a chance of showers

What television channel is New York Giants @ Detroit Lions on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream New York Giants @ Detroit Lions? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for New York Giants @ Detroit Lions? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Detroit Lions 24-10 New York Giants

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW YORK GIANTS

  • New York Giants were edged out by Arizona as they failed to overcome a slow start after falling 17 points behind in the second quarter and despite closing to within three points, the Cardinals held on.
  • The Giants got star RB Saquon Barkley back on the field following a high-ankle sprain and he scored a TD on his return to action but his workload is likely to be managed in practice during the week to ensure he does not put too much pressure on his body.
  • WR Sterling Shepard is once again expected to sit out following his second concussion of the season and it appears unlikely that he will be able to come out of the protocol until next week at the earliest.

DETROIT LIONS

  • Detroit lost a third successive game as Minnesota got the better of them in their NFC North clash as they slipped to 2-3-1 and the Lions will want to snap that streak as they attempt to get back into contention in the division.
  • The Lions lost RB Kerryon Johnson and CB Darius Slay to injuries during last week's game but the news on the former was not positive and he has been placed on IR with the knee injury likely to end his season prematurely.
  • Slay still has a chance of featuring this week but his status is still in the air thanks to the hamstring injury that he suffered in that game and the Lions could have an issue in the position with CB Amani Oruwariye still questionable after sitting out in Week 7.

THE PREDICTION

Detroit could not build on two promising displays in defeat as they were second best against Minnesota. The Lions allowed some big plays against them which was ultimately their downfall and they will have to be wary of the same fate against the Giants but the home team should prevail. Both teams have lost their last three games but the Lions look better placed to end their streak on home turf.

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