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The Giants Don’t Want to Be the Team That Loses at Home to the Lions

The Lions will eventually win another road game. They've come pretty close this year already: If not for Calvin Johnson's controversial non-catch in Week 1, we would no longer be talking about how they haven't won away from Detroit since October 28, 2007 — a span of 23 games. In fact, the Lions on the whole this year haven't played quite as badly as their 1-4 record would indicate. (Rallies in Weeks 2 and 4 fell short — they lost those games by a combined five points — and they're coming off a 44-6 drubbing of St. Louis.) Still: 23 games. October of 2007. The Giants can't afford to lose this one.

Nor should we have reason to think they would. They're coming off their most complete victory of the year, and on the whole, they've been playing very well ever since the undisciplined loss to the Titans. (Also: Injured Lions quarterback Matt Stafford isn't likely to play, and the aforementioned Johnson says he'll be a game-time decision.) Tom Coughlin's off the hot seat for the time being, and Perry Fewell's looking good these days, too. It's almost time to look ahead to Week 7 and the start (finally) of the divisional schedule. But looking ahead's never wise. There's a game this week first. Sandwiches are on the line.

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