Matt Prater

Giants Cool Off Red-Hot Lions, Win 17-6 Behind Eli's Two TD Passes

Giants Cool Off Red-Hot Lions, Win 17-6 Behind Eli's Two TD Passes

Defense wins championships, and right now the New York Giants are convincing many that they might be the NFL's best.

Forget that they are ranked in the middle of the league. In the past two games, Steve Spagnuolo's group has limited division leaders Dallas and Detroit to a total of 13 points, and Sunday's 17-6 win over the Lions on Sunday came in a game where top cornerback Janoris Jenkins left early in the second quarter with a back injury.

Add in another Odell Beckham Jr. one-hand touchdown catch to delight replay fanatics and the Giants have inched closer to their first playoff berth since 2011, and maybe more, with a win that snapped the NFC North-leading Lions'...

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