IT was consecutive winning Sundays in the NFL with the Raiders/Ravens double and the Total Sacks winning in Atlanta only to be failed by Lynch who found pay dirt but couldn’t get his yardage.
Tonight's Monday night match-up is a tough one. Odell Beckham is a game-time decision and leaving it this late usually means he won’t be risked.
The Giants offence was stagnant in their week 1 loss against the Cowboys and could struggle again against the Lions. The Cardinals were favoured on the road in week 1 which Matt Stafford had a grudge against throwing for four TD’s against the No Fly Zone.
While the G-Men have a good secondary they struggle against the big men across the middle. Last season they gave up the fifth most catches and fourth most TDs to tight ends.
Jason Witten, who isn’t as athletic as he used to be, caught 7 passes for 59 yards last week. Ebron is a catch first tight end and could draw the quick targets across the middle as will Tate who will line up everywhere.
Two minds over Stafford’s pass yards or Ebron’s line but the pass rush of the Giants should feed into Detroits game-plan.
Lions v Giants (1.30am)
- Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions) Over 44.5 receiving Yards
- – 3.3pts
- Golden Tate & Eric Ebron 61+ Receiving Yards
- Matt Stafford 250+ Pass Yards, Eric Ebron 45+ Receiving Yards, Eric Ebron 1st TD Scorer