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Manning's 2 TDs, Beckham one-hander lead Giants past Lions

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) 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' five-game winning streak.

''This is really exciting, I don't even know the word to use,'' linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. ''It's starting to be a beautiful thing. Thirteen points the last two weeks, we like where we're at now.''

The win was the eighth in nine games for the Giants (10-4) and it gave them their best record through 14 games since 2008, when they opened 11-3.

The formula was the one the team has followed in Ben McAdoo's first season: Just enough offense and a tough stingy, pass-rushing defense that has now come up with big back-to-back efforts against two division leaders in Dallas (11-2) and Detroit (9-5), giving up 13 total points.

Eli Manning (20 of 28 for 201 yards) threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard on a 75-yard opening drive and then iced the game with a 4-yard TD pass that Beckham caught with his left hand and then pranced into the end zone for a 11-point lead with 5:20 to play.

''Norm,'' veteran receiver Victor Cruz said of Beckham's one-hander, which still paled in comparison to the fully extended TD catch against Dallas in his rookie year. ''The norm. I wasn't even surprised.''

Beckham said catches like that ''just kind of happens'' for him.

''You practice it and practice it,'' he said. ''That's why you practice right hand layups and left hand layups. It's just kind of, I don't know.''

Beckham, who had six catches for 64 yards, almost wasn't done. He reversed field about three times on a 63-yard punt return that brought the remaining fans to their seats less than a minute later. The electrifying return was nullified by an illegal block, but was simply a thrill to watch.

The Lions, who had rallied in the fourth quarter to win eight of their nine games, never came close to a comeback in this one as the Giants made them play on a long field all day.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford didn't show any major issues playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand. He finished 24 of 39 for 274 yards and an interception , finding Golden Tate eight times for 122 yards.

''They're a good team,'' Stafford said. ''Their secondary is probably the best we've played all year. They've got a really good defensive line. We knew it was going to be a challenge going into the day. We just didn't make enough plays.''

The biggest play for the Lions was a 67-yard throw from Stafford to Tate that gave the Lions first-and-10 at the Giants 11, trailing 7-3 in the second quarter. On first down, Zach Zenner fumbled at the end of a 7-yard run after being hit by Leon Hall and Olivier Vernon recovered in the end zone.

''Obviously, we lost the turnover battle, lost the rushing battle. It's tough to win on the road when you do that,'' Stafford said. ''We've got to look in the mirror and correct what we did wrong today.''

Matt Prater accounted for the Lions' points with field goals of 48 yards in the second quarter and 33 in the third. The second cut the deficit to 10-6 - New York had gotten a 47-yard field goal from Robbie Gould late in the second quarter.

However, the Lions never got closer as New York limited Detroit to 5 of 14 on third down and 324 yards.

CAN'T STOP ODELL: Beckham had six catches for 64 yards. He has 85 catches for 1,173 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, and is the first player in NFL history to get at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons.

WINGY: Less than a week after being named the NFC special teams player of the week, Brad Wing of the Giants had a punt partially blocked by Brandon Copeland for an 18-yard net. The Lions got the ball at their own 43, but failed to convert. Wing had two punts downed inside the 5 in the second half.

OVERLOOKED BIG PLAYS: Rookie cornerback Eli Apple made one of the biggest plays for the Giants, recovering from 5 yards back to break up a deep pass to Tate in the end zone early in the second quarter.

''I didn't think I was going to get there, but the ball hung up a little and I got my fingertip on it,'' said Apple, who had seven tackles. Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, who also had seven tackles, also made up yards to catch Tate on his 67-yard reception.

INJURIES: Detroit starting CB Darius Slay left in the second quarter after aggravating a hamstring injury. Leading rusher Theo Riddick missed his second straight game with a wrist injury.

For New York, Jenkins also left in the second quarter with a back injury and did not return. Backup QB Ryan Nassib was inactive because of a recurring elbow injury. LG Justin Pugh played for the first time since injuring a knee on Nov. 6

UP NEXT:

Lions: Visit Cowboys on Dec. 26

Giants: Visit Eagles on Dec. 22.

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Key Players
G. Tate 15 WR
122 ReYds, 8 RECs
12
FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
201 PaYds, 2 PaTDs
20
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:47
R.Gould extra point is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-B.Wing.
plays
yds
pos
6
17
Touchdown 5:47
E.Manning pass short right to O.Beckham for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
71
yds
3:23
pos
6
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:40
M.Prater 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
12
plays
45
yds
7:20
pos
6
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:00
R.Gould 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-B.Wing.
11
plays
51
yds
5:53
pos
3
10
Field Goal 14:02
M.Prater 48 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
11
plays
40
yds
5:27
pos
3
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:23
R.Gould extra point is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-B.Wing.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 9:23
E.Manning pass short right to S.Shepard for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
5:37
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 29:44 30:16
1st Downs 16 17
Rushing 2 5
Passing 11 12
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 5-14 7-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 324 300
Total Plays 59 62
Avg Gain 5.5 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 56 114
Rush Attempts 19 32
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 3.6
Net Yards Passing 268 186
Comp. - Att. 24-39 20-28
Yards Per Pass 6.9 6.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-5 2-15
Penalties - Yards 2-15 5-46
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 6-45.8 7-42.6
Return Yards 43 51
Punts - Returns 4-11 4-28
Kickoffs - Returns 2-32 1-23
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/2 3/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-3 -0% 2-2 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Lions 9-5 03306
Giants 10-4 730717
268 PASS YDS 186
56 RUSH YDS 114
324 TOTAL YDS 300
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.5% 273 0 1 71.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.3% 3720 22 8 95.8
M. Stafford 24/39 273 0 1 9
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Washington 36 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
83 243 1
D. Washington 14 31 0 12 3
M. Stafford 9 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 206 1
M. Stafford 2 13 0 8 9
Z. Zenner 34 FB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 198 1
Z. Zenner 3 12 0 7 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Tate 15 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 8 122 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 79 942 3
G. Tate 13 8 122 0 67 12
Z. Zenner 34 FB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 52 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 130 0
Z. Zenner 5 4 52 0 33 4
M. Jones 11 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 838 4
M. Jones 5 3 41 0 21 4
E. Ebron 85 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 47 557 1
E. Ebron 7 4 36 0 21 3
A. Boldin 80 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 494 7
A. Boldin 4 3 13 0 9 1
D. Washington 36 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 58 0
D. Washington 4 2 9 0 7 3
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Whitehead 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
89-30 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 10-2 0.0 0 0
D. Levy 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 0.0
D. Levy 8-0 0.0 0 0
T. Wilson 32 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-10 2 0.0
T. Wilson 7-2 0.0 0 0
R. Bush 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-18 2 1.0
R. Bush 5-1 0.0 0 0
K. Thornton 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 1.0
K. Thornton 3-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
A. Jackson 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. Bynes 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 0 0.0
J. Bynes 2-4 0.0 0 0
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-13 2 0.0
G. Quin 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-9 0 0.0
N. Lawson 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ansah 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 1.0
E. Ansah 2-3 1.0 0 0
A. Zettel 69 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 1.0
A. Zettel 2-0 1.0 0 0
T. Walker 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-9 0 0.0
T. Walker 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-1 2 1.0
D. Slay 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Williams 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 0.0
A. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-5 0 2.0
A. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-9 0 1.5
H. Ngata 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Hyder 61 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 0 8.0
K. Hyder 1-4 0.0 0 0
B. Copeland 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
B. Copeland 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Killebrew 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 1 0.0
M. Killebrew 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Carey 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
D. Carey 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Taylor 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-7 0 4.5
D. Taylor 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
30/33 25/27
M. Prater 2/2 48 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 45.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
54 48.4 19
S. Martin 6 45.8 1 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 21.8 42 0
A. Roberts 2 16.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 2.8 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 11.7 85 2
A. Roberts 4 2.8 6 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 201 2 0 115.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.4% 3491 25 13 89.3
E. Manning 20/28 201 2 0 20
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Perkins 28 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 56 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 286 0
P. Perkins 11 56 0 11 5
R. Jennings 23 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
154 497 2
R. Jennings 18 38 0 6 3
S. Vereen 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 158 1
S. Vereen 2 11 0 8 1
O. Beckham 13 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
O. Beckham 1 9 0 9 12
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
O. Beckham 13 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 64 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 85 1173 10
O. Beckham 8 6 64 1 25 12
S. Shepard 87 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 592 7
S. Shepard 5 4 56 1 23 11
V. Cruz 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 495 1
V. Cruz 2 1 29 0 29 2
W. Tye 45 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 325 1
W. Tye 4 4 25 0 11 2
J. Adams 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 113 1
J. Adams 4 3 18 0 11 1
S. Vereen 34 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 94 0
S. Vereen 4 2 9 0 6 1
P. Perkins 28 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 153 0
P. Perkins 1 0 0 0 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Collins 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
87-21 5 3.0
L. Collins 7-1 0.0 0 0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-6 3 0.0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 5-2 0.0 1 0
J. Casillas 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-30 0 1.5
J. Casillas 4-0 0.0 0 0
E. Apple 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-10 1 0.0
E. Apple 4-3 0.0 0 0
J. Hankins 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-14 0 3.0
J. Hankins 3-2 0.5 0 0
B. Goodson 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
B. Goodson 3-1 0.0 0 1
A. Adams 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-14 1 0.0
A. Adams 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Sensabaugh 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 0 0.0
C. Sensabaugh 2-2 0.0 0 0
T. Wade 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-1 0 0.0
T. Wade 2-0 0.0 0 0
O. Vernon 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-18 0 8.5
O. Vernon 2-3 0.5 0 0
K. Wynn 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.5
K. Wynn 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Harrison 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-31 0 1.5
D. Harrison 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Kennard 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-18 0 1.0
D. Kennard 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Sheppard 91 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-20 0 0.0
K. Sheppard 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Robinson 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-28 0 0.0
K. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Harris 17 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
D. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Okwara 78 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-12 0 1.0
R. Okwara 1-1 0.0 0 0
L. Hall 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-8 1 1.0
L. Hall 1-0 0.0 0 1
O. Odighizuwa 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
O. Odighizuwa 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bromley 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 1.0
J. Bromley 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-5 3 1.0
J. Jenkins 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gould 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/4 18/21
R. Gould 1/1 47 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Wing 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 42.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
82 46.2 26
B. Wing 7 42.6 2 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 24.9 46 0
D. Harris 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 9.5 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 6.3 17 0
D. Harris 2 9.5 11 0
O. Beckham 13 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.5 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 6.6 19 0
O. Beckham 2 4.5 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:23 DET 20 2:50 4 10 Punt
4:29 DET 31 5:27 11 40 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:50 DET 22 0:57 2 74 Fumble
5:00 DET 25 1:40 3 8 Punt
1:53 DET 43 1:12 5 17 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 40 7:20 12 45 FG
2:13 DET 4 1:57 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:37 DET 3 5:27 9 36 Punt
5:47 DET 19 0:51 3 0 Punt
3:49 DET 25 1:51 8 58 INT
0:12 DET 29 0:12 1 48 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYG 25 5:37 10 75 TD
6:33 NYG 7 2:04 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:02 NYG 25 2:12 3 5 Punt
10:53 NYG 20 5:53 11 51 FG
3:20 NYG 34 1:27 3 5 Punt
0:41 NYG 20 0:41 5 33 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:40 NYG 21 5:27 11 42 Punt
0:16 NYG 48 0:39 3 -8 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:10 NYG 29 3:23 8 71 TD
4:56 NYG 31 1:07 3 5 Punt
1:58 NYG 20 1:46 3 2 Punt