Lions Renew Old Rivalry

(DETROIT, MI) – The Lions wrap up their 2013 home schedule with an NFC matchup vs. the New York Giants with kick-off set for 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Lions look to rebound from a last-minute 18-16 loss to Baltimore, while the Giants are coming off a 23-0 loss vs. Seattle.

The Lions-Giants series is one of four series (Ari, Chi, GB) in franchise history that dates back to 1930. Sunday’s game will mark the 41st meeting between Detroit and New York, with the Lions holding the all-time edge, 20-19-1.

The Giants were the opposition in the Lions’ first-ever game played in Detroit. The Lions won the game 9-0 on September 23, 1934 at University of Detroit Stadium.

Detroit claimed its first NFL Championship with a 26-7 win over the defending champion Giants on December 15, 1935. It is the only postseason meeting between the two franchises.

Sunday’s game vs. the New York Giants will air on FOX with Kenny Albert handling play-by-play, Daryl Johnston adding colour commentary and Tony Siragusa reporting from the side-line. The game will also air live on the Lions Radio Network (WXYT 97.1 FM) with announcer Dan Miller handling play-by-play, Jim Brandstatter adding colour commentary and Tony Ortiz reporting from the side-line.


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