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Giants Now: Giants-Lions Week 11 Preview

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Giants-Lions Week 11 Preview

The Giants will take on the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium this Sunday at 1pm.

Both teams are coming off Week 10 victories. The Giants defeated the Houston Texans, 24-16, last week at MetLife, while the Lions went to Chicago and beat the Bears, 31-30, at Solder Field.

Sunday's game will be the 46th all-time meeting between the two franchises, with the Lions holding a slight edge in the series, 23-21-1.

Here are notes and stats for players on both teams ahead of the Week 11 matchup.

Giants

*QB Daniel Jones had 2 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for career-high 153.3 rating in Week 10. Passed for 322 yards & 4 TD vs 0 INTs for 124.2 in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating.

*RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 152 yards & TD last week. Leads NFL with 931 rush yards & ranks 2nd with 1,128 scrimmage yards in 2022. Had 132 yards (79 rec., 64 rush) & rec. TD in last meeting. Has TD in 3 of past 4 at home & 4 of his past 5 overall. Aims for 3rd in row at home & 3rd in row overall with TD.

*WR Darius Slayton had 95 rec. yards & rec. TD in Week 10. Had 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 & aims for 4th in row with 55+ rec. yards.

*TE Lawrence Cager had 1st-career rec. TD last week.

*S Julian Love has 5+ tackles in 7 of his past 8 & aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles.

*DL Dexter Lawrence had 5 tackles, sack & PD in Week 10. Aims for his 4th in row at home with sack & his 3rd in row at home with PD.

*DL Leonard Williams led team with 9 tackles last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ tackles.

*OLB Jihad Ward has TFL in 4 of his past 5 at home & sack in 2 of his past 3 at home.

*LB Jaylon Smith had 5 tackles last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det with 7+ tackles & his 3rd in row overall with 5+ tackles.

*S Jason Pinnock had 1st-career sacks (1.5) in Week 10.

*CB Adoree' Jackson aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row at home & his 5th in row overall with PD.

*CB Fabian Moreau has 2 INTs in 3 career games vs Det.

Lions

*QB Jared Goff completed 19 of 26 atts. (73.1 pct.) & had TD pass vs. 0 INTs for 113.6 rating in Week 10. Has 511 pass yards & 5 TD vs. 0 INTs for 132.6 rating in 2 career games vs. NYG. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with 100+ rating.

*RB Jamaal Williams had 59 rushing yards & rush TD last week. Leads NFC with career-high 9 rush TDs. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. Aims for his 5th in row on road & 9th in row overall with 50+ scrimmage yards.

*RB D'Andre Swift has TD in 2 of his past 3. Has 462 scrimmage yards (115.5 per game avg.) in 4 career games vs. NFC East.

*WR Amon-Ra St. Brown led team with career-high 119 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 55+ yards.

*WR Kalif Raymond aims for his 4th in row on road with 45+ rec. yards.

*DE Aidan Hutchinson had 8 tackles & sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. Leads all rookies with 5.5 sacks in 2022.

*LB Alex Anzalone led team with 10 tackles & had FF & PD in Week 10. Aims for his 5th in row on road & 10th in row overall with 5+ tackles.

*LB Julian Okwara had 2nd-career 2-sack game in Week 10.

*CB Will Harris aims for his 4th in row with 6+ tackles.

*CB Jeff Okudah had 2 PD & 20-yard INT-TD last week, his 1st-career TD.

*S DeShon Elliott has 4 TFL, FR & INT in past 4 on the road.

*S Kerby Joseph aims for 3rd in row on road & 5th in row overall with 5+ tackles. Is only rookie & 1 of 4 in NFL (Darrick Forrest, Eddie Jackson & Jonathan Jones) with 2+ FFs (2) & 2+ INTs (2) in 2022.

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Notebook: What's driving Daniel Jones to succeed

Eighteen NFL teams have started just one quarterback this season. Only two of them have thrown just two interceptions – Tampa Bay's Tom Brady and the Giants' Daniel Jones.

Yes, Jones is mingling with some impressive company. After throwing 29 interceptions in his first 37 career starts, Jones has tossed just two picks in nine games this season, covering 237 throws. His last was on the Giants' final offensive play against Dallas on Sept. 26.

In the six games since, he has thrown 145 passes and none of them were caught by a defensive player. That is the second-longest streak of his career, surpassed only by the 177 consecutive passes he threw without an interception in the 2020 season.

Has Jones been more focused on avoiding turnovers and more careful with the ball? Has coach Brian Daboll put more emphasis on Jones reducing his interceptions?

"I think all those things, probably," Jones said yesterday. "I think trying to be smarter seeing coverage and understanding when to take shots (and) when not to. That's something that I talk with (quarterbacks coach) Shea (Tierney) a lot in our quarterbacks meetings. We talk to Kaf (offensive coordinator Mike Kafka) a lot, too. I think they've done a great job of helping me understand when those situations are, when we're going to take shots and when we're going to be more aggressive. And when we're not (going to be aggressive), we're going to take care of the ball.

"I still try to do that better every week. I think I've had some decisions that still haven't been great – haven't been the best thing to do with the ball. So, I'll look at those and I'll try to clean those up."

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