After defeating the Houston Texans in their previous matchup, the Giants are set to face off against the three-win Detroit Lions this Sunday. While this will likely be no easy game, as regardless of who they play, the Giants somehow find a way to make every game close, we are still very confident in the Giants odds to win this one and move to 8-2 on the season.
Considering the Giants are set to play four inner-division matchups following their game against the Lions, this feels like a must-win game. Not only are the Cowboys and Eagles two very good teams that will be tough to beat, but even the Commanders have had flashes of excellent play this year.
Regardless, there are several factors that could possibly lead to the NY Giants easily taking this game. Here are four reasons why the Giants will defeat the Lions in Week 11.
4. Lions weak receiving core will likely struggle against the Giants secondary
Outside of star receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, the Detroit Lions are looking a little thin at the position. Currently, the Lions only have five receivers that could potentially play this week, and besides St. Brown, not a single other receiver on the team has over 400 receiving yards this fall.
While both Josh Reynolds and former NY Giant Khalif Raymond are quite talented, we have seen this secondary have massive amounts of success against better players. The Giants will still be without Xavier Mckinney this week, however, whose loss was very noticeable during the team’s matchup against the Texans. However, Dane Belton did a solid enough job in McKinney’s absence to help get the Giants their win.
The duo of Adoree’ Jackson and Fabian Moreau will hopefully be enough to help contain this weak Lions receiving core as well. We’re sure St. Brown will still have an impact, but Jackson and Moreau have the abilities to help mitigate his big-play potential.
What makes this matchup even more enticing is the Lions recent trade of star TE T.J Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings. The Giants have struggled against big-time TEs all season, so we really had a sigh of relief once we saw the trade.
This doesn’t mean the Giants are entirely safe, as they face off against the Vikings in Week 16, but let’s take things one game at a time before we start to worry too much.