(DETROIT, MI) – The Detroit Lions dropped their week 15 game to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, NJ, yesterday. The loss ends Detroit’s five-game winning streak and brings their record on the season to 9-5.
As a result, their lead over the Green Bay Packers is down to a single game, with two remaining to be played in the regular season. The week 17 meeting between the Lions and Packers (8-6), at Ford Field, could be for the division title.
The Lions allowed 17 points against the Giants to extend their current streak of holding opponents to 20 points or less to eight-consecutive games. This marks the team’s longest such streak in a single season since 1961, when they went nine straight.
Stafford completed 24 of 39 passes for 273 yards. He also threw a late-game interception in the end zone, just before the 2-minute warning.
Detroit’s WR Golden Tate hauled in eight receptions for 122 yards against the Giants giving him over 3,000 yards since joining the Lions in 2014.
Matt Prater made field goals of 48 and 33 yards and has now connected on 30-of-33 field goal attempts this season.