The Giants have been using an eight-man rotation on the defensive line with Mathias Kiwanuka (neck) out. They have also been using a three-safety look because it gets their best defenders on the field because they have a shortage of good linebackers. The key matchup probably is Lions RT Gosder Cherilus against Giants RE Osi Umenyiora. Umenyiora has six sacks this season, and his quickness off the ball may be too much for Cherilus. On the flip side, the Lions have an excellent defensive front four and they must put pressure on Eli Manning in order for Detroit cornerbacks Chris Houston and Alphonso Smith to get a jump on Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, who has six touchdowns. With Lawrence Tynes out, the Giants PK will be Shayne Graham. Ashlee Palmer will start at MLB for Detroit.
The Giants have been using an eight-man rotation on the...
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