Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Inside the Giants

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Inside the Giants

Article excerpt

A quick look at the Giants' 17-6 win over the Lions:

Why the Giants won

In a word? Defense. A week after shutting down the vaunted Dallas offense to the tune of seven points, the Giants did that one better, holding the Lions (winners of five straight and kings of the fourth-quarter comeback) to two field goals.

Lingering questions

LT Ereck Flowers remains a target for opposing pass rushers. This week it was Ziggy Ansah registering his first sack of the season at Flowers' expense.

The Giants' running game still hasn't found its stride, and as games continue to get colder and stakes higher, they're going to need it. The 114 yards weren't awful, but the rushing attack needs to be more consistent if the Giants are serious about making a playoff run.

What it means

Despite getting to 10 wins, the Giants didn't clinch a playoff berth Sunday, not with the Packers beating the Bears. …

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