Matt Stafford with a quiet yet productive night in Lions' win

Odell Beckham is expected to be a game-time decision against the Lions on Monday night

Earlier, Stafford found Marvin Jones for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter and picked out Eric Ebron for a seven-yarder in the second after NY had levelled things up with their first touchdown of the season.

It was fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line and Giants coach Ben McAdoo made a decision to go for it with his team down by 10 points late in the third quarter of Monday's game against the Lions.

Detroit would return the ensuing punt for a score to salt the game away. They were known as the comeback kings last season, and started off the year in the same fashion. History tells us that teams to lose their first two games have a 12 percent chance of reaching the playoffs. We've dug ourselves in a hole.

Stafford completed 15 of 21 passes for 122 yards and has six TD passes this season.

This game was primarily driven by the Lions as they took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

The New York Giants' offense is broken. When you allow eight sacks in two games, including five Monday night, the question now is when does Eli Manning, at his age, go down and not get up? The only points put on the board opening night in Dallas were thanks to a field goal.

NY did have opportunities to keep it closer but failed to cash in. They're just having their way with the Giants, whether it's with their own talent on the field or the football gods giving them a little help with the ball bouncing in their favor. That was after Eli badly threw a pass and was picked off by Tahir Whitehead.

Giants WR Odell Beckham will play against Lions on Monday Night Football
The Detroit Lions' fifth round pick out of San Diego stepped up and took a punt back 88 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown . It is a huge statement win, during which all of the Detroit Lions' biggest question marks made an exclamation-point impact.

Miscues, blown assignments and bad play calling all led the Giants to another poor showing to start the season, a season with so much promise that now appears on the brink of collapse.

Odell Beckham Jr.is back, so the Giants have no more excuses.

The Giants ultimately settled for a field goal on the drive before going on to lose by two touchdowns. As ESPN's Louis Riddick said about McAdoo's comments, "Regardless of whether it's fair or not, is that ever really a good look?"

It's not very often you hear an National Football League coach be so bluntly and specifically critical of one of his players.

Marshall said that he lost the ball momentarily in the stadium lights.

"I'm very proud of him", cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. That second one is somewhat inseparable from the first, but it's a fundamental problem that infects everything else, and I don't know how or if it's curable.

Agnew said after the game he just wanted to make sure after getting by the initial gunners that the punter or long snapper didn't get him.

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