Detroit Lions get one of the craziest field goal bounces ever
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 21, 2017,
Sep 21, 2017, 7:56
McAdoo added: "We need to make sure we learn and grow from this ballgame and find a way to improve and play complete team football and we have a lot of work to do and we have a short week to get it done".
The New York Giants offense has now gone eight straight games, including the postseason, without scoring at least 20 points. "I knew the ball was coming but lost it in the light and then I picked it back up and I dropped it when it came down".
Detroit had only 12 first downs, and Stafford was held to 122 yards passing.
After a punt by the Lions and two from the Giants Detroit would get the ball at their 25-yard line with three minutes remaining.
The Giants held a halftime ceremony to honor the 10th anniversary of their 2007 Super Bowl championship team. He has admirably handled criticism before.
McAdoo didn't seem to think he put the blame exclusively on his quarterback's shoulders. Unfortunately, the play clock expired, and a penalty ensued.
"Did I single [Manning] out?"
"Only thing it guarantees you is that you won't be 1-15", Caldwell said Tuesday. It hurts me to see one of my teammates and someone I try to help out, to see him get beat up like that. "(The) quarterback and the center need to be on the same page there.
The Giants tied the game at 7 on the ensuing drive, before the Lions went ahead, 14-7, on Ebron's touchdown five plays after Whitehead's interception. They won games down the stretch previous year with "A" defensive efforts. That's his philosophy for handling the varied personalities.
Brandon Marshall had a rough night in a Giants loss. "Anytime there's a delay of game, it's on the quarterback and (we) can't afford it right there".
Although they gave up a touchdown to a wide-open Evan Engram in the first quarter, the Lions defense bounced back and played one heck of a game.
Asked about the sequence after the game, McAdoo placed the blame squarely on Manning. "Ereck is a young player". It's time to move him from left tackle and just maybe he can still have a career.
"Yes, absolutely", McAdoo said. Good thinking by Stafford to invoke his name! "He gets singled out, but that's the way it is within this league". Again, the breakdowns are spread out. The 36-year-old veteran has been more prone than most to take a delay penalty over the years; this one came as he tried to make a pre-snap adjustment. "Throw me in there".