N.Y. Giants 28, Detroit 20

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 17, 2010
Location - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Temperature - 63°
Head Official - Jeff Triplette
Attendance - 78341

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit 7 3 0 10 20
N.Y. Giants 7 7 7 7 28

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
N.Y. Giants 0-0 0-0 0-0 W3


Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes and Brandon Jacobs rushed for two more as the New York Giants defeated the Detroit Lions 28-20 at the New Meadowlands Stadium Sunday.

Manning completed 20 for 30 passes for 177 yards as the Giants (4-2) won their third straight. He threw scoring strikes of 33 yards to Mario Manningham and a 1-yard toss to tight end Travis Beckum.

Ahmad Bradshaw led the New York running game with 133 yards on 19 carries.

Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill opened the scoring with a 14-yard scoring pass to Nate Burleson. But Hill injured his hand in the first half and was replaced by Drew Stanton.

New York led 14-10 and made it 21-10 early in the second half on Beckum’s touchdown.

Stanton then hooked up with Calvin Johnson on an 87-yard touchdown pass to close the gap to 21-17.

Detroit (1-5) later mounted a drive in the fourth quarter, but Burleson fumbled giving New York possession at 42-yard line. The Giants scored three plays later to extend the lead to 28-17.

Jason Hanson booted a 50-yard field goal to close the gap to 28-20 and Detroit got the ball back, but Antrel Rolle picked off Stanton’s pass in the final seconds.

The game was delayed for several minutes in the fourth quarter when Detroit’s Zack Follett suffered an apparent head injury during a kickoff return. The linebacker remained motionless on the field before he was removed from the field on a cart.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   N.Y. Giants
Drew Stanton Player Ahmad Bradshaw
3 Attempts 19
30 Yards 133
10.0 Avg Yards 7.0
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 45
Detroit   N.Y. Giants
Calvin Johnson Player Steve Smith
5 Receptions 6
146 Yards 70
29.2 Avg Yards 11.7
1 Touchdowns 0
87 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Detroit 366 64 302 2 2 0 2.0 0
N.Y. Giants 334 167 167 4 0 1 2.0 5

Upcoming Games

  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Giants have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Washington. The Lions have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.