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NFL Week 11 Game Recap: Detroit Lions 31, New York Giants 18

East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams (30) scores touchdown in the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

After winning so often this season by the skin of their teeth, the New York Giants fell into a hole in Week 11 they couldn’t dig themselves out of. The Detroit Lions ran away with a 31-18 win, picking off quarterback Daniel Jones twice in the process.

Offensive spotlight: It was the Jamaal Williams show around the goal line once again. Williams punched in a quarter of his 12 carries on Sunday. That now gives him an NFL-leading 12 scores on the season, and he wasn't even supposed to be the starter heading into 2022. 

He wasn’t the only one in the Lions' backfield having himself a day. Justin Jackson had 39 yards on eight carries while D’Andre Swift added 18 yards on three carries.

Defensive spotlight: The Lions' defensive line has been much maligned this season, but the unit showed up in a big way to shut down the Giants' run game. Chief among them was second-year defensive tackle Alim McNeill. He led all players in the game with three run stops. That paled in comparison to his production as a pass-rusher. McNeil also led all players in the game with seven pressures in a dominant performance.

Rookie spotlight: Giants second-round wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson had easily his best game as a pro. He led all players in the game with 100 yards on nine receptions. While he also dropped a pass, Robinson still displayed the kind of dynamism the Giants' receiving corps has been missing.

On the Lions' side, two defensive rookies continued to shine. Aidan Hutchinson tallied a key interception and two run stops, while Kerby Joseph continued his high-level play in coverage. The rookie safety didn’t allow a single catch all day and had a pick himself. 

Offensive line spotlight: The Giants' interior offensive line got manhandled on Sunday. They combined to let up 11 pressures between the three — Mark Glowinski allowed four, Jon Feliciano two and Shane Lemieux five. At least Andrew Thomas did his job at left tackle. He didn’t allow a pressure on 42 pass-blocking snaps for the second straight game.

Box Score

Passing
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jared Goff 6.5 17 / 26 165 6.3 0 0
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Daniel Jones 29.64 27 / 44 341 7.8 1 2
Rushing
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Jamaal Williams 24.4 17 64 3.8 3 15
Amon-Ra St. Brown 15 1 4 4 0 4
D'Andre Swift 12.2 5 20 4 1 16
Justin Jackson 8.7 9 66 7.3 0 27
Kalif Raymond 7 1 7 7 0 7
Jared Goff 6.5 4 -1 -0.2 0 2
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Daniel Jones 29.64 7 50 7.1 1 15
Wan'Dale Robinson 22.4 1 4 4 0 4
Matt Breida 9.9 3 13 4.3 1 5
Saquon Barkley 5.5 15 22 1.5 0 4
Receiving
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Amon-Ra St. Brown 15 8 7 76 9.5 0
D'Andre Swift 12.2 3 3 12 4 0
Justin Jackson 8.7 1 1 11 11 0
Kalif Raymond 7 7 3 33 4.7 0
Brock Wright 4 2 2 20 10 0
Tom Kennedy 2.3 1 1 13 13 0
DJ Chark 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jason Cabinda 0 2 0 0 0 0
New York Giants
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Wan'Dale Robinson 22.4 13 9 100 7.7 0
Richie James 13.8 3 3 48 16 1
Darius Slayton 13.6 10 5 86 8.6 0
Matt Breida 9.9 1 1 16 16 0
Saquon Barkley 5.5 5 2 13 2.6 0
Kenny Golladay 4.9 2 2 29 14.5 0
Isaiah Hodgins 4.9 3 3 29 9.7 0
Lawrence Cager 4 3 2 20 6.7 0

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