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NFL : ATS Matchup
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Week 1 Monday, 9/8/2014 7:10 PM
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489NY GIANTS45.545
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
Opponents Defensive Avg.0000:000-0(0)0-00.0%0(0)0-0(0)(0)
Opponents Offensive Avg.0000:000-0(0)0-00.0%0(0)0-0(0)(0)
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Opponents Avg. Stats Against00000-00.0%0-00.0%0-0(0)0-0(0)0-0
Opponents Avg. Stats For000 0-00.0%0-00.0%0-0(0)0-0(0)0-0

 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
Opponents Defensive Avg.0000:000-0(0)0-00.0%0(0)0-0(0)(0)
Opponents Offensive Avg.0000:000-0(0)0-00.0%0(0)0-0(0)(0)
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Opponents Avg. Stats Against00000-00.0%0-00.0%0-0(0)0-0(0)0-0
Opponents Avg. Stats For000 0-00.0%0-00.0%0-0(0)0-0(0)0-0
Average power rating of opponents played: NY GIANTS --,  DETROIT --
NY GIANTS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/8/2014@ DETROIT            
9/25/2014@ WASHINGTON            

DETROIT - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/8/2014NY GIANTS            
9/14/2014@ CAROLINA            
9/21/2014GREEN BAY            
9/28/2014@ NY JETS            
NY GIANTS: Long-time offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride is gone, but O-Line coach Pat Flaherty remains in place to improve an awful run game (83 YPG in 2013, 29th in NFL). The Giants lean toward a lot of gap blocking, and their upgraded personnel on the offensive line should create more opportunities this season. New top back Rashad Jennings fits what they do as a downhill, no-nonsense type of runner. He'll take the bulk of the work with David Wilson, if he's back from neck surgery (a big if), taking on a change-of-pace role. Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis seem to be insurance in case Wilson can't go this fall.
This will be Eli Manning's first year without Gilbride either calling plays or working with him as QB coach. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, a tight ends and quarterbacks coach in Green Bay, should bring more creativity and a West Coast look to the passing game. Expect more underneath, catch-and-run work for Victor Cruz and slot options Odell Beckham Jr. and Jerrel Jernigan, with Rueben Randle working as more of a traditional field stretcher. McAdoo would like to utilize a lot of two-tight end sets, but he'll do so only if he can find two that are good enough to stay on the field. The backs will do more pass protecting than most, but McAdoo will mix in the screen game to utilize Jennings' receiving ability. Assuming they mirror what the Packers typically did inside the 20 last year, expect a lot of throwing inside the red zone until they get inside the three.
The Giants lacked a pass rush in 2013, but then let team sack leader Justin Tuck walk. But they bolstered their secondary by adding tough CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond, and also signed stud LB Jameel McClain.
DETROIT: New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will call the plays, and he has said that he's essentially bringing the Saints' playbook to Detroit. That should mean a diverse running game that borrows concepts from across the league. Reggie Bush will likely retain his spot atop the Lions' backfield committee, as Detroit still figures to be a pass- first offense. Joique Bell has the size and power skill set to be an asset on the inside zone runs that figure to be heavily featured this season. Bush and Bell often split the red-zone snaps a year ago, though the more durable Bell more often gets the call on the goal line.
The Lions figure to be pass-happy as usual under Lombardi and new head coach Jim Caldwell. They'll continue to move Calvin Johnson around the formation to keep teams from keying on him. Golden Tate will provide a deep threat on the other side of the field, and the Lions will frequently use the screen game with Bush and Bell. They also figure to use two tight ends more often than three-wide. TE Brandon Pettigrew is more of an in-line blocker and underneath threat, while rookie TE Eric Ebron is the chess piece who will be flexed out to create mismatches. He could be the No. 2 target by the season's second half. Not surprisingly, Johnson is almost always their first look when they throw near the goal line. Coverage often dictates if they'll look elsewhere. Pettigrew had been a traditional play-action target under the old regime, and he and Ebron are red-zone threats.
After posting a mere 39 turnovers and 67 sacks in the past two years combined, new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was hired in the offseason to help this team make more plays with his ultra- aggressive style. New starters, safety James Ihedigbo and rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy should help an underachieving front four.
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*Giants-Lions Preview* ======================


A winless six-game start cost the New York Giants any real chance at making the playoffs last season. A collapse over their final seven contests kept the Detroit Lions out of the postseason as well.

The Giants have made big changes and the Lions return their offensive weapons, but few are predicting big things for either team in 2014 as they open their seasons at Ford Field on Monday night.

New York (7-9) started last season with the lofty goal of becoming the first team to play in the Super Bowl in its own stadium, but that quickly became a punchline as the Giants stumbled to 0-6 on a wave of turnovers, mistakes and poor offensive play. New York's 294 points ranked 28th in the league and the club easily topped the NFL with 44 giveaways.

The 7-3 recovery came too late as coach Tom Coughlin's team missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.

The changes that followed were sweeping. Longtime offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired and the team hired first-time offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo away from Green Bay to install his West Coast system. The team also went on a free-agency binge that was designed to fortify the offensive line, which performed miserably in 2013, and upgrade the defense.

McAdoo's quick-release offense is a big departure from Gilbride's downfield-heavy passing scheme, and the results haven't been good so far. Eli Manning, who led the NFL last year with a career-high 27 interceptions, looked out of sync with top receivers Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle throughout the preseason as he struggled to adapt to the first change in offenses of his career.

Receiver Odell Beckham Jr., New York's top draft pick, has barely been on the field due to injury and won't play Monday.

"Don't get me wrong, we're ready for Week 1," Manning said. "But I think as a season goes on, you're always looking to improve, whether you've been in a system for 10 years or whether you have young guys and need guys to step up or you have new players, there's always room for improvement."

Getting the passing game going will be critical, but a rebuilt rushing attack could help buy Manning and his receivers time to improve over the first few weeks. Free-agent signee Rashad Jennings was impressive in the preseason, as was fourth-round draft pick Andre Williams, a 230-pound bruiser.

The O-line, though, still appears to be an area of concern. Free-agent pickup Geoff Schwartz, expected to start at guard, will be out for at least the first seven games with a dislocated toe and the rest of the starters form a major question mark.

If there's an area the Giants are excited about, it's the defense. Better that side of the ball keyed the turnaround last season, and free agency allowed them to upgrade the secondary. Cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond along with improving holdover Prince Amukamara and veteran safety Antrel Rolle could make it difficult to throw on New York, which did bid goodbye to 2013 sack leader Justin Tuck and tackle Linval Joseph.

Linebacker Jon Beason, whose acquisition from Carolina on Oct. 4 gave the Giants a desperately needed defensive leader, has recovered from an offseason foot injury and might be ready for Week 1. New York, though, needs end Jason Pierre-Paul to regain his 16 1/2-sack form of 2011 after two injury-marred seasons.

"I think we have the potential to be a Super Bowl championship team," said end Mathias Kiwanuka, a part of the Giants' title teams after the 2007 and '11 seasons. "l am not just saying that. We have all the talent. We have the desire. It's just about putting it together."

The Lions (7-9) should give that revamped defense an immediate test. Matthew Stafford posted his third straight season of more then 4,500 yards passing, throwing for 4,650 with 29 touchdowns, though he also tossed 19 interceptions.

Calvin Johnson caught 110 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 scores to pace the league's third-ranked passing offense (280.1 ypg), while Reggie Bush ran for 1,006 yards.

Despite its impressive array of offensive talent, Detroit dropped its last four games and six of the final seven to miss the postseason for the 13th time in 14 seasons. The club has posted two winning records in that span.

That led to the firing of coach Jim Schwartz and hiring of Jim Caldwell, an offensive-minded coach who's focused on helping Stafford take another step forward.

"We're incredibly motivated after what happened last year," said Johnson, who was limited to 14 games by a nagging knee injury. "We know what we had in our grasp, but there were so many games down the stretch that we couldn't finish. We learned from that, and we're in a position now that we can win those games and get into the playoffs. Once you get in, anything can happen."

Detroit's front four could give the Giants' offensive line major problems. Ziggy Ansah (eight sacks), Ndamukong Suh (5 1/2) and Nick Fairley (six) might end up creating flashbacks for Manning, who was sacked a career-high 39 times last year.

One of the Lions' late losses in 2013 was a 23-20 home defeat to the Giants on Dec. 22, New York's third straight win in the series. Stafford was picked off twice, while Johnson had only three catches for 43 yards.

Game Notes:

NOTE: All stats over the past 5 seasons including playoffs unless stated otherwise.
Eli Manning-NY GIANTS
 SU ATS Ov/UnScorePassing Statistics
All Games8447-3740-4242-412423.320.934.460.9%260.97.61404.9%983.4%86.5
Last 3 Seasons5229-2326-2422-3023.422.821.235.360.0%267.27.6824.5%593.2%85
Last Season167-97-97-918.423.919.834.457.5%238.66.9183.3%274.9%69.4
Road Games4121-2021-1919-2122.42520.534.259.8%2557.4644.6%463.3%84.5
as Underdog3416-1818-1518-1623.327.621.53659.7%274.57.6594.8%504.1%82.7
as Road Underdog2714-1315-1113-1423.126.421.135.160.1%266.97.6475.0%363.8%84.5
games with a line of 2.5 to 5.5178-98-910-724.528.522.236.760.6%280.87.7304.8%284.5%81.8
games with a total of 42.5-49.56434-3028-3429-3422.423.220.533.860.7%251.47.41014.7%763.5%84.6
vs. DETROIT33-02-11-222.316.723.73764.0%238.76.543.6%10.9%90.5
at DETROIT11-01-00-12320234254.8%2566.112.4%12.4%71.1
vs. teams giving up 20.5-26.5 points/game4025-1520-1817-2325.621.721.133.962.2%2627.7725.3%372.7%92.4
vs teams with similiar Win Pct.(39% - 49%)85-34-43-521.919.
vs. passing defenses allowing 5.9-7.9 passing yards/att.5635-2129-2627-2824.72221.434.961.5%263.67.6944.8%562.9%88.9
Matthew Stafford-DETROIT
 SU ATS Ov/UnScorePassing Statistics
All Games6424-4024-3737-2724.226.123.639.759.6%278.671124.4%753.0%83.4
Last 3 Seasons4921-2818-2930-1925.925.425.642.260.7%306.77.3934.5%542.6%87.1
Last Season167-96-108-824.723.523.239.658.5%290.47.3294.6%193.0%84.1
Home Games3214-1813-1817-152624.
as Favorite3620-1614-2123-1328.524.225.341.361.4%305.47.4805.4%382.6%91.3
as Home Favorite2213-99-1313-929.12325.240.861.8%299.77.4485.4%283.1%89
games with a line of -5.5 to -2.5209-115-1414-62626.425.642.859.8%304.87.1394.6%172.0%88.5
games with a total of 42.5-49.54719-2820-2430-1724.425.2233959.1%265.26.8814.4%502.7%83.1
vs. NY GIANTS10-10-10-12023254259.5%2225.300.0%24.8%53.9
at Home vs. NY GIANTS10-10-10-12023254259.5%2225.300.0%24.8%53.9
vs. NY GIANTS with coach Tom Coughlin10-10-10-12023254259.5%2225.300.0%24.8%53.9
vs. teams giving up 20.9-26.9 points/game2911-188-1919-1025.928.124.440.160.7%293.67.3544.6%423.6%83.6
vs. passing defenses allowing 5-7 passing yards/att.369-2712-2222-1421.427.523.641.956.4%274.96.6573.8%483.2%75.7

Last Updated: 9/18/2014 10:43:02 AM EST

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