The New York Giants dropped to 0-2 on the 2017 NFL season after losing to the Detroit Lions on Monday night by a final score of 24 to 10.
For the second week in a row, the Giants’ offensive line looked absolutely awful. New York allowed five sacks to Detroit’s pass rush. Eli Manning has been sacked seven times total through only two weeks.
The bad news for the Giants is that things might only get uglier from here.
“If you’re having pass protection problems, that’s not the place you want to go to fix things.” — Jon Gruden on Giants having to face Eagles— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 19, 2017
The G-Men are set to play the Eagles (on short rest) in Philadelphia this Sunday, September 24. The Eagles’ defensive line has looked REALLY good through two games; Philly’s pass rush is up to eight sacks combined in the first two weeks. It’s the Birds’ highest total through two games since 2011, when the Eagles notched an NFL-high 50 sacks on the season.
The Eagles will have a chance to drop the Giants to 0-3 this Sunday. The Birds are 3-0 in their last three home games against New York at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are 14-4 in their last 18 games against the Giants regardless of location.
The Giants will be desperate to keep their season alive, but it might not matter because they look pretty bad. It’s up to the Eagles and their defensive line to secure a win for Philly.
Get ready for a feast on the NFC’s least.
It's been that kind of game for the Giants pic.twitter.com/JOIVWdETIg— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 19, 2017