The guy from Fox Sports makes some good points:
"The first thing the Lions have to worry about? The Giants' pass rush. The Lions have allowed 40 sacks, most in the NFL. The Giants have 31, most in the league.
Quarterback Jon Kitna missed Wednesday's practice because of a sore back. He is expected to play, but struggling right tackle George Foster will have to protect him from Michael Strahan, the NFL's active sacks leader.
"Those guys are really good, but the problem is, they're really good at coverage," Kitna said. "So you have to hold the ball a little bit sometimes, and that gives them an extra half a second or a second to get to you, too. So it all works hand in hand."
You might suggest the Lions run the ball to keep the Giants from pinning back their ears. But the Lions are coming off the worst rushing performance in modern NFL history, a minus-18 showing against the Cardinals, the lowest total since sack yardage stopped being included in rushing yardage 60 years ago. And running back Kevin Jones has been suffering from a sore foot.
On defense, the Lions have been stopping the run well. But their secondary doesn't match up well with wide receivers Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer. They aren't expected to play much man-to-man. Their best hope probably will be to play zone and hope to pressure quarterback Eli Manning into making mistakes."
To paraphrase: Kitna's getting creamed (again). When he does have time to throw the receivers won't be open. Jones, if he plays, will be playing hurt (again), so they may throw it 70 times. On defense, the Lions are going to get burned by Plax and Toomer.
On another note, I think Foster knows he'll be on the bench when Scott comes back, but hopefully Marinelli has threatened him with huge fines and/or public castration.
If the Lions lose, it could be all downhill from here. If they win, I don't care what anyone says, they're a good football team.
Lions 27 Giants 26 (Last second extra point is blocked and Ford Field fans go crazy
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