Lions beat Giants 31-18 for third straight win
By: Mike Stiles -
Monday, November 21, 2022
Detroit's Jamall Williams in action against the NY Giants (photo courtesy of Detroit Lions)
(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) – While the Detroit Lions are starting to find their way under second-year coach Dan Campbell, the New York Giants looked lost for the first time this season under first-year coach Brian Daboll. Jamall Williams ran for a career-high three touchdowns and the Lions stunned the New York Giants 31-18 Sunday, posting consecutive roads wins and their first three-game winning streak since November 2017. The Lions (4-6) now already have one more victory than they did last season, when they went 3-13-1. Williams ran for a 4-yard TD and two 1-yard scores, the much-maligned run defense shut down NFL leading rusher Saquon Barkley and forced three turnovers on a cold, blustery afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft in April, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble to help set up 14 points. Jared Goff and the Lions' offense didn't have a turnover for the second straight game. Michael Badgley added a 24 yard field goal for Detroit, which until beating Chicago 31-30 last week had not won a road game under Campbell. The mistake-prone Giants (7-3) got 3 yard touchdown runs by Daniel Jones and Matt Breida. Jones also threw a meaningless late TD to Richie James, but also was intercepted twice, his first picks since Week 3. Jones' touchdown run gave the Giants a 6-3 lead late in the first quarter and New York was still in front with a little more than six minutes left in the half when Hutchinson changed the momentum. After the interception by Hutchinson, Williams scored three plays later and the Lions led 10-6 and never trailed again. Goff finished 17 of 26 for 165 yards with Amon-Ra St. Brown catching seven passes for 76 yards. The Lions gained 163 yards rushing, led by Justin Jackson (66) and Williams (64).